September 4th, 2021
Non-EU visitors will have to apply for Swiss Covid-19 certificate before attending and, with certain vaccines not recognised, some will have to take tests onsite
UPDATE: 1 September, Art Basel clarified that anyone required to isolate will be able to remain in the same hotel to do so. The fair will also cover the cost of one PCR test at the start of the fair for non-EU exhibitors who have received the Astra Zeneca vaccineâthey will not have to repeat the test if they test negative.
Art Basel visitors walked around mask-free in 2019. This year they will have to wear face coverings Courtesy of Art Basel
With the US issuing a "do not travel" advisory for Switzerland on Monday and the Swiss authorities laying down some tough requirements for entry into large-scale events, getting into Art Basel this month is going to be far from straightforward and is causing rising concern.
The fair (24-26 September, previews 21-23 September) is having to comply with prescriptive requirements set out by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health for large-scale conventions. But many of these instructions have only recently been communicated to exhibitors, with many visitors still likely to be in the dark.
In a nutshell, here is what you must do before you go:
Every visitor from a non-EU/EFTA country (eg. the US or UK) must email their proof of vaccination and a copy of their photo ID or passport to [email protected] by Monday 13 September at the latest.
This will then be converted into a Swiss Covid-19 certificate that visitors will be able to collect (in paper form) on site at the fair from from Friday 17 September onwardsâlook for the Covid-19 Certification Centre. You will need your original documents (proof of vaccination and photo ID) in order to collect it.
If you forget to apply for the certificate, it will be possible to register on siteâbut be warned, this will delay your entry into the fair.
Those travelling from EU countries or Switzerland must provide a valid Swiss or EU Covid-19 certificate and a form of ID.
Another complication causing concern among galleries is that not all vaccines are recognized by Swiss authorities when it comes to entering large-scale eventsâalthough they are approved for entry into the country itself. Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson are approved by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health for large-scale events.
But it was communicated by Art Basel last week that Astra Zeneca is not approved by the Swiss authorities for live eventsâa cause for concern for many UK-based exhibitors and visitors aged over 40 who had the vaccine. Visitors will have to take a test on arrival at the fair and repeat it every 48 hours. However, exhibitors will be able to take one PCR test (paid for by the fair) on arrival in Basel at a testing facility in the exhibitor lounge and, providing they get a negative result, they will not have to repeat the test for the duration of the fair.
For all non-exhibitors, PCR test will gain you access for 72 hours, a lateral flow test for 48 hoursâthe latter will be available at the fair at a cost of CHF37 (ÂŁ30) each; results will be turned around within 15 minutes. Although Art Basel is recommending that you pre-book a testing slot, you will be able to turn up and get a test without a booking if necessaryâbut you will probably have to wait.
An added complication to this is that the Astra Zeneca vaccination is recognized by the EU, therefore those vaccinated in an EU country will be able to apply for their digital EU Covid-19 certificate and be able to enter the fair without a test. Those vaccinated with Astra Zeneca outside the EU will have to apply for the Swiss Covid-19 certificate as above.
Those with any other vaccine (for example Sinovac)âif they are non-EU or EFTA citizensâwill need to be tested on site as these are not registered by Swiss authorities.
Be aware of risk of hotel quarantine
So what happens if you, as an exhibitor or visitor, catch Covid-19 at the fair? Art Basel says they must take a PCR test to confirm the result at the Covid-19 Certification Centre in Basel. If the PCR test is positive, the person then must isolate for ten days. Basel hotels have been asked to provide isolation rooms to cope with this eventuality and, according to an Art Basel spokesperson, anyone who tests positive will be able to quarantine in the same hotel as they are already staying. It is recommended that visitors to the fair take out extra travel insurance to cover the possible additional costs of quarantine which are likely to be hefty considering the steep price of Basel hotels, particularly if a gallery has to quarantine its entire team.
If you test positive, the Swiss local authorities will contact you directly to request a list of people you have been in contact withâwhich is likely quite a fewâand inform them of any necessary next steps.
Finally, remember your face maskâArt Basel is requiring all visitors to wear one.
Please email [email protected] if you would like to share your thoughts on exhibiting at and visiting Art Basel and other art fairs this autumn.
September 4th, 2021
Fair says it is committed to going ahead but offers concessions to exhibitors, including rolling over booth fees to 2022 if they cannot enter the country and offering staff to man stands.
Art Basel has written a letter to exhibitors in an attempt to calm nerves in the run up to the Swiss fair later this month, telling galleries it is "committed to hosting the fair under the current conditions because we firmly believe that we can do so safely."
The missive was issued this evening in response to an open letter penned by a number of powerful US-based galleries outlining their concerns about participating in the fair after US authorities advised Americans on Monday not to travel to Switzerland. Some flights to Basel from the UK have also been cancelled.
Stringent and confusing entry restrictions for the fairâand particularly the fact the Astra Zeneca vaccine is not recognized by Swiss authorities for entry into large-scale eventsâhave caused some concern, with the London-based (Astra Zeneca-jabbed) art advisor Emily Tsingou telling The Art Newspaper she is "appalled... we are there to work, not be judged. It will put a lot of people off."
One exhibitor, who did not wish to be named, told The Art Newspaper earlier this week that they thought the fair should have just run in June 2022. "There's a lot of anxiety. Many of my gallery colleagues have concerns about fairs in general this autumn, from both a health and financial perspective." They add: "It's a minefield. None of our clients are going [to Basel]. Galleries are stuck between a rock and a hard placeâyou don't want to pull out of Art Basel and lose your place, but then it's also about the health of your staff and what's responsible." They worry that some galleries "might not be able to survive the hit" if the event goes badly for them.
Marc Spiegler, the global director of Art Basel, says in a letter sent to exhibitors this evening: "We write to you today to address concerns expressed by some galleries in response to two pieces of news announced earlier this week: the European Unionâs recommendation to member states to increase restrictions on US travellers; and the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) placement of Switzerland on its Tier 4 Covid-19 list with a recommendation to limit non-essential travel. We know this has caused concern among some galleries, especially those in the US, and wish to update you regarding several changes we are making in view of these issues."
Spiegler acknowledges the stressful situation and says Art Basel can "understand why some galleries are suggesting we should cancel the fair."
He adds, "to be frank up front, the current conditions are not what we had hoped for when we rescheduled the fair to September. At the same time, many other galleries and collectors have reached out to stress the importance of doing the show under the circumstances".
New rules for exhibitors
Art Basel has made the following concessions to try to reassure galleries:
If Switzerland introduces new restrictions barring owners and gallery staff from entering the country or making them subject to quarantine, a gallery can withdraw participation and its entire booth fee will be rolled over to Art Basel 2022. Should any gallerist or member of their staff feel uncomfortable attending the fair, leaving the gallery short-staffed, Art Basel will provide "qualified personnel" from its Satellite booths team to work on the stand.
Art Basel is also offering to convert stands to Satellite booths, for those wishing to send art but not staff. "As per the option announced for Art Basel Miami Beach, we would collaborate with you on any adaptations to your booth size while reducing your booth fee by 15% and recruiting qualified personnel to staff it entirely," the letter says.
Art Basel will be holding a "virtual forum" tomorrow, 3 September, at 3:30pm CEST/2:30pm BST/9:30am EDT/9:30 pm HKT to hear exhibitors' questions.
The letter also states that anyone entering the fairgrounds in any capacity, starting with the exhibitor move-in on Thursday, 16 September, and Friday, 17 September, "must show proof of being fully vaccinated, supply a recent negative test, or have proven antibodies to Covid-19 due to recent recovery." Anyone attending will have to wear a mask, both indoors and out.
On the increased travel restrictions imposed on US travelers entering the EU, Spiegler points out that Switzerland is not a member of the EU and: "Based upon our discussions with Swiss authorities and Switzerland's declared strategy of ânormalizingâ society as quickly as possibleârather than imposing further restrictions on vaccinated peopleâwe fully anticipate that vaccinated Americans will be able to enter Switzerland for the show."
Regarding Switzerland being listed on the CDCâs Tier 4 list, Spiegler says "there is actually no change concerning re-entry into the United States for vaccinated travellers, whilst unvaccinated travellers are now supposed to quarantine at home." He adds that "the Covid-19 situation in Switzerland is once again stable, following a spike in new infections in August as travellers returned from summer holidays."
Some exhibitors are firmly in support of the fair going ahead. Franck Prazan, the owner of the Paris-based gallery Applicat-Prazan, says: "I have no doubt this yearâs edition of ArtBasel might prove somewhat different from the previous editions. In my opinion, one should never forget that the art market is not only [reliant on] American or Chinese [buyers] and that the continental European clientele is amongst the most powerful in the world: Swiss, German, French, Italian, name them."
Prazan thinks many clients are "more than happy to resume and to meet at live events" and adds that "after all those years during which Art Basel had been a condition of our success, it is now up to us to support the market and I will personally bring there the utmost I am able to gather in this goal."
December 15th, 2020
This year was a turbulent one, and auction houses were not exempt from facing the changes wrought by it. Because of the pandemic, Christieâs, Sothebyâs, and Phillips swiftly adapted their marquee evening auctions for a new era, ushering in live-streamed hybrid mega-sales that saw a host of masterpiece-level works reach staggering prices.
Signs of success at those sales was felt early on. Sothebyâs led the pack with a major evening sale in June; a Francis Bacon triptych was among its top lots. Two weeks after, in July, Christieâs staged its relay-style auction âONE,â which brought major works by Roy Lichtenstein, Gerhard Richter, and more to marketâand saw big prizes realized for them.
While auction houses worked to mitigate any potential losses resulting from the pandemic, some top collectors struggled, tooâin particular Ronald Perelman. The Revlon Inc. owner, who had ranked on ARTnewsâs Top 200 Collectors list for years, began parting ways with the bulk of his touted holdings. Works by Henri Matisse, Joan MirĂł, Gerhard Richter, Alberto Giacometti, and more departed his collection for the auction block, where buyers exhibited interest. Together, Perelman is said to have sold off $350 million of art since the pandemic began.
Source: ArtNews by Angelica Villa
December 9th, 2020
Is this the future of art?
The French art collective Obvious is back with another project featuring artworks generated through artificial intelligence, this time training algorithms to blend prehistoric cave art with contemporary street art.
Obvious has teamed up with German graffiti artist Kai âRawsâ Imhof to produce the new work, which is based on one of his painting and ancient art from the famed French cave art complex Lascaux Parietal Burner #1, comes from the technical term for art painted in caves, and burner, a word for an elaborate graffiti piece.
By involving Lascaux, Obvious is reaching across the full span of human history, connecting the worldâs earliest artistic activity with advanced technology. Training the AI to create new works merging Rawsâs style with the work of the ancients was a two-step process, starting with examples of the Lascaux cave paintings.
First, Obvious trained the AI using machine learning Generative Adversarial Networks to create new drawings of animals in the prehistoric style.
âWe then trained a second type of algorithm to learn from the style present in Rawsâs artworks, and to translate this style on the drawings initially created with artificial intelligence,â a representative for the collective said in an email.
The result, based on a Raws work calledÂ ChaosÂ and a ânewâ Lascaux animal figure, is a blend of the two aesthetics.
Obvious made a name for itself in 2018 when Christieâs New York auctioned off its work,Â Portrait of Edmond de Belamy, the firstÂ AI-generated artworkÂ at auction, forÂ $432,500âmore than 4,320 percent its high estimate of $10,000.
November 15th, 2020
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November 1st, 2020
Art moves people, challenges them, sparks creativity, and so much more. And weâre lucky enough to have some of the best museums in the world right here in NYC!
Thatâs why weâve scoured museum websites to pull together all of the most exciting exhibits that will be here from 2020 to 2021. A few go beyond traditional art museums, but itâs all about blurring the lines, right?
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1. Cooper & GorferâBetween These Folded Walls, Utopia, Fotografiska New York
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By CLAIRE LEADEN â˘ OCTOBER 29, 2020
October 31st, 2020
Having canceled all three of its in-person editions, Art Basel has plowed forward with online viewing rooms. The first in a series of two online viewing rooms titled âOVR:2020â was launched on Wednesday, with 100 galleries from 28 countries participating. This iteration is focused on works made in 2020. The fair is hosting emerging and established dealers for the series. It follows the cancellation of Art Baselâs marquee Swiss fair that was originally scheduled for June, then rescheduled for September, and finally canceled due to coronavirus restrictions. The fair will run from September 23 to September 26.
In the pandemic era, global art fairs have been forced to adapt their online programs rapidly. Now, Art Basel is responding to digital fatigue with a new format. This online edition provides vendors a platform to showcase smaller curated exhibitions. While its run is shorter than a typical week-long fair, and while less than half the usual number of galleries are taking part in the event, the experience is overall a more intimate one, thanks to a live chat feature that allows sales personnel to respond quickly to inquiries.
Source: By ANGELICA VILLA
September 23, 2020 5:38pm
Photo caption: Mickalene Thomas, detail of Jet Blue #4, 2020.
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October 31st, 2020
During the 1970s, a long-running legal case concerning Mark Rothkoâs estate dominated news in the art world. After Rothkoâs death by suicide in 1970, a fierce battle waged between his heirs, executors, and dealers at Marlborough Gallery. The abstract artistâs death at age 66 shocked the art world and created a sudden production gap in any future market for his work. The average U.S. life expectancy in 1970 had been around 70.81 years. Rothko, a wealthy, educated, urban man, might have been demographically expected to live a lot longer.
When he died, Rothko left a stellar critical reputation, a suddenly restricted supply of 798 artworks of tremendous value, and two children with claims on his estate. Unlike later artists who have died in an untimely fashionâsuch as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, or more recently Noah Davis and Matthew WongâRothkoâs death had all the necessary factors to set off a protracted dispute that would become a symbol of the darker side of the art market. Rothkoâs executors were called âwrongful and indeed shockingâ by the New York Court of Appeals after attempting to withhold work from the estate to their own benefit. They also attempted to restrict what Marlborough put on the market, stipulating that the gallery âcould sell up to 35 paintings a year from each of two groups, pre-1947 and post-1947, for 12 years at the best price obtainable but not less than the appraised estate value.â
By Samuel McIlhagga
Oct 29, 2020 6:01pm
Photo caption: Noah Davis, 1975 (8), 2013. ÂŠ The Estate of Noah Davis. Image courtesy of the Estate of Noah Davis and David Zwirner
September 20th, 2020
The street artist opened a pop-up shop in Croydon last year in a bid to protect his image rights, but was found to have âacted in bad faithâ
Banksy has been stripped of the trademark of his famous Flower Thrower image after a panel of judges ruled he tried âto circumvent the lawâ by opening a pop-up shop in Croydon, south London last October in a bid to protect his intellectual property rights. The panel also said Banksyâs anonymity undermined his case.
The ruling, by the European Union Intellectual Property Office earlier this week, comes after a two-year legal battle with the card company Full Colour Black, which contested Banksyâs trademark rights to his own name and imagery. The legal dispute prompted Banksy to open the store, called Gross Domestic Productââpossibly the least poetic reason to ever hold an art showâ, the Bristol street artist said at the time.
Following advice from his lawyer, Mark Stephens, Banksy filled the shop, which never actually opened, with items âcreated specifically to fulfill a particular trademark category under EU lawâ.
But Banksy and his legal team's reasoning backfired. As the judges put it: âBy their own words they admit [it] was not genuine trade mark use in order to create or maintain a share of the market by commercializing goods, but only to circumvent the law.â Banksy had therefore âacted in bad faithâ, the panel found.
Banksy first applied for an EU trademark of Flower Thrower in February 2014, 11 years after he first stenclled the image on a wall in Jerusalem in 2003. Three years later, in 2006, Flower Thrower appeared on the cover of Banksyâs book, Wall and Piece, in which the artist âpositively extolls the virtue of disobedience to copyright and trade mark lawâ, the panel noted. As Banksy so succinctly put it: âcopyright is for losersâ. The artist also encouraged others to download his works for âamusement and activismâ, but not for profit, according to webpages from 2010 and 2011 recovered by the panel.
Source: Anny Shaw
17th September 2020
September 20th, 2020
The next edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach will take place from December 2 to December 5, 2021, with preview days on December 1 and December 2, 2021.
Given the ongoing impact of the pandemic, which spans from South Florida to other parts of the country and the world, limitations and uncertainty about the staging of large-scale events, international travel restrictions and bans, as well as quarantine regulations within the United States and internationally, Art Basel has no other option but to cancel the 2020 edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach. Art Basel in Miami Beach was scheduled to take place from December 3 to December 6, 2020 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
August 24th, 2020
The pandemic has forced the art market to move onlineâan area that prognosticators have long said had potential for dealers and auction houses. Total online sales reached an estimated $4.82 billion in the first half of 2020, up 4 percent from the same period last year, according to a Hiscox Online Art Trade Report released in July.
June 19th, 2020
Let's all pause for a moment to think about Us, as Americans... as Human Beings and Let Love Win.
âIn the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friendsâ. Martin Luther King Jr.
George Floyd - He died forÂ Us soÂ We can be Free ~ Love Wins
January 9th, 2020
Like it or not, we are all computer nerds now. All aspects of our lives are driven by computation and algorithms: how we learn, work, play, even date. Given this situation, one could argue that generative artâwork created at least in part with autonomous, automated systemsâis the art that best reflects our time.
Generative art was initially rejected by the cultural establishment as the domain of computer scientists and mathematicians. Grace Hertlein says a colleague called her a âwhoreâ and a âtraitorâ for her use of the computer as an art-making tool in the late 1960s.Âš In a 1970 New York Times review, critic John Canada compared a display of computer art he saw at a convention to âpopular sideshowsâ and âcircuses.âÂ˛ But recent years have seen a spike in institutional interest in generative art, as evidenced by a number of museum shows.Âł Perhaps this embrace is linked to the increased accessibility of technology, as computers and network connections have become commonplace in homes in the last two decades.
April 21st, 2019
As I reflect on the state of our affairs these Easter â Passover times, I believe we need to join hands, educate and be more proactive about our Future and the Future of our Planet.
I invite Everyone to join and or visit Earthday.org to see what can we do, where can we help or contribute to this Great cause on behalf of our future generations.
January 3rd, 2019
By Andrew Russeth POSTED 01/02/19 2:07 pm
In Washington, D.C.âs museum world, 2019 is beginning with a whimper.
As the partial shutdown of the federal government enters its second full week, all Smithsonian museums and many other agencies in D.C. and beyond have shuttered for lack of funds, or are getting ready to close for an indefinite period. Among those closed on Wednesday were the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Air and Space Museum, and the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.; the National Museum of the American Indian in D.C. and New York; and the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York.
The National Gallery of Art, which is not part of the Smithsonian but receives significant government funding, was open, but if legislation is not passed to provide funding by midnight tonight, it will also close Thursday, according to a press representative. [Update, January 3: The NGA closed on Thursday.]
The shutdown began at midnight on December 22, but some cultural institutions were able to keep operating by cobbling together unspent funds that have now run out. (The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, by way of contrast, ceased operations immediately.)
The shutdown is the result of lawmakers leaving town for the holidays without passing a budget that President Trump said he would be willing to sign. The President has insisted on $5 billion being allocated for a wall along the U.S-Mexico border and said last month that he would be âproud to shut down the governmentâ if his demands were not met. (Since then, he has blamed Democrats for the closure.)
While museums lie dormant and their workers go unpaid, clocks are ticking on the run of temporary exhibitions. At the Hirshhorn, a show of recent paintings by the Irish-American painter Sean Scully is set to end February 3. Asked on Wednesday about the federal paralysis, Scully said in an email via his gallery Cheim & Read, âThe Hirshhorn is a government museum, so it necessarily follows that if thereâs a government shutdown, the Hirshhorn will be shut. The bigger question is, why do we have the government we have? And what is it doing to the dignity of America?â
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February 8th, 2018
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June 18th, 2017
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March 4th, 2017
As the global ultra-rich snap up trophy artworks and build collections scattered around many homes and storage facilities, art services are becoming an increasingly important part of wealth professionals offering to help these collectors manage their financial lives.
A Thursday panel at Deloittes U.S. Art & Finance Conference at The Armory Show featured five art and finance professionals discussing the evolving relationship between art and financial services.
It launched with Philip Hoffman, founder, and CEO of The Fine Art Group, harking back 18 years to when he was planning the launch of his art investment fund, The Fine Art Fund. Hoffman recalled how at the time, everyone said it was very crude to approach art as an asset class, since art was about passion. Fast-forward 18 years and now everyones doing it, he said, ticking off the names of banks with art services departments.
By Anna Louie Sussman
January 7th, 2017
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December 30th, 2016
I would like to wish the Family at Fine Art America a Happy New Year 2017.
May the New Year bring You and Yours Happiness, Health, and Success this coming 2017.
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December 19th, 2016
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August 11th, 2016
Born in Cali, Colombia. South America in 1944.Barranquilla was where he first got introduced to the world of arts; assisting different schools including Bellas Artes with some of the most renowned Colombian artists during the La Cueva years.
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~ Rafael defies the assumption of his medium employing techniques to push his images toward abstraction.~
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August 7th, 2016
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June 25th, 2016
This is a preview of my new Collection of 2016 paintings that range from Abstracts, Geometrics, Portraits, 3D Sculpture, Into the Future to Abstract Flowers Series with a wild Twist.
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January 21st, 2016
Is the art market bubble about to burst?
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A recent study published in the Journal of Empirical Finance from the University of Luxembourg predicts that the seemingly ever-growing art market bubble is about to burst.
Roman Kräussl, Thorsten Lehnert, and Nicolas Martelin from the Luxembourg School of Finance applied a new statistical method of detecting bubbles to over one million auction records from 1970 to 2014, focusing their research on the Impressionist and modern, post-war and contemporary, American, and Old Masters sectors of the market.
Source: ArtNet News
December 29th, 2015
Thanks to multi-billion-dollar November art auctions in New York and the ever-growing behemoth that is Art Basel in Miami Beach each December (with an estimated $3 billion worth of art on view), the tail end of the calendar year has become one of the busiest for the global art trade.
This frenzy of buying and selling between dealers, auction houses, and collectors, translates into an equally dizzying routine with regard to art shippingbe it from auction houses to private homes, to freeports in Switzerland and Singapore, from residential collections loaning works to prestigious museum shows, and from art fair booths to the homes of eager buyers abroad.
So what could go wrong? Plenty.
Source: ArtNet News - by Eileen Kinsella
November 23rd, 2015
Is It Important to Know What Kind of Art Sells Best?
By Barney Davey Art Marketing News FAA
The Question Vexes Many Artists.
In some ways, its impossible to give an accurate answer to what kind of art sells best. Its too broad. Are we talking original paintings, sculpture, mixed media, digital art or reproductions?
Picassos painting above holds the record for the most expensive painting sold at $106 million. Thats one way of looking at what kind of art sells best. No doubt it offers little insight into helping you decide on the type of art you make.
Florals and Landscapes Dominate?
Many of you know I worked nearly two decades for Decor magazine during its heyday as the most successful publication serving retail art galleries and picture frame shops. Over the years, Decor magazine frequently surveyed its readers to ask what sold best in their shops. Not surprisingly, landscapes and florals perennially topped the list. They go in any decor and are as non-controversial as you can get.
Somehow, florals didnt make the cut on this HubPages article, Top Ten subjects for art that sells. Otherwise, I agree with the suggestions it offers. The question for you is, What do you do with this information? I can see how knowing this and researching the resources below can help you. However, I think they should only slightly modify and not completely affect your creative process.
Source: Art Marketing News by Barney Davey Fellow Artist from Fine Art America
November 21st, 2015
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October 15th, 2015
While the recent upsurge of feminist activity in this country has indeed been a liberating one, its force has been chiefly emotionalpersonal, psychological and subjectivecentered, like the other radical movements to which it is related, on the present and its immediate needs, rather than on historical analysis of the basic intellectual issues which the feminist attack on the status quo automatically raises.1 Like any revolution, however, the feminist one ultimately must come to grips with the intellectual and ideological basis of the various intellectual or scholarly disciplineshistory, philosophy, sociology, psychology, etc.in the same way that it questions the ideologies of present social institutions.
If, as John Stuart Mill suggested, we tend to accept whatever is as natural, this is just as true in the realm of academic investigation as it is in our social arrangements. In the former, too, natural assumptions must be questioned and the mythic basis of much so-called fact brought to light. And it is here that the very position of woman as an acknowledged outsider, the maverick she instead of the presumably neutral onein reality the white-male-position-accepted-as-natural, or the hidden he as the subject of all scholarly predicatesis a decided advantage, rather than merely a hindrance of a subjective distortion.
October 13th, 2015
The artist Eric Fischl remembers the time a friend waved a catalog at him to alert him that one of his paintings was up for auction for six figures in London. In reality, the work was a fake, but so convincing, Mr. Fischl said, I thought I was losing my mind.
Brushes with forgery like that one two decades ago, and concerns about his legacy and estate, prompted Mr. Fischl to appear in London on Monday to vouch for a new authentication system that would let artists sign their works with specks of synthetic DNA.
The method is being developed at the Global Center for Innovation at the State University of New York at Albany. The school said it had received $2 million in funding from the ARIS Title Insurance Corporation, which specializes in art.
September 19th, 2015
In a world where machines can do many things as well as humans, one would like to hope there remain enclaves of human endeavour to which they simply cannot aspire.
Art, literature, poetry, music - surely a mere computer without world experience, moods, memories and downright human fallibility cannot create these.
Meet Aaron, a computer program that has been painting since the 1970s - big dramatic, colourful pieces that would not look out of place in a gallery.
Source: BBC News By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter
September 17th, 2015
There will always be a critic who dislikes an artist's work. But some artists throughout history have faced more than just one dissenting voice. These artists, now studied and revered, were once criticized, ridiculed and rejected. What unites them is their breaking of the mold: while their paintings span different genres and styles, they all reveal creativity and fearless innovation that helped to define watershed moments in the history of art.
Source: Madelaine D'Angelo @ Huffington Post
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September 17th, 2015
Pinterest has become an invaluable tool for concept artists and illustrators alike we discover why from the pros who use it.
While the female-dominated social media platform Pinterest may have a reputation with whimsical home-decor ideas it can also serve as an invaluable tool for concept artists and illustrators.
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Source: Creative Bloq words by Alice Pattillo
September 7th, 2015
Artist José Parlá reaches new heights
CBS News September 6, 2015
A former street artist, José Parlás works are anything but Off The Wall. In fact, they can now be seen in many a high-profile location, including one of the very highest of all. Rita Braver reports:
It is one of the most symbolic buildings in the nation: the new One World Trade Center, rising resolutely after the devastation of September 11, 2001.
The art of José Parlá
And what was chosen to greet visitors as they enter? A mural not about the attacks, but about moving forward. Its a mural about resilience.
From the beginning, artist José Parlá says he knew it had to be a powerful piece: Its a mural about strength and unity. And I see it more about people coming together, like the diversity in New York City. So it celebrates New York.
August 12th, 2015
Too often in interior design, we see wall art treated as an afterthought. Its what gets dealt with last, long after the final coat of paint has dried on the walls and all of the furniture has been artfully arranged, if it gets dealt with at all.
But, were here to argue that by relegating wall art to the side lines, youre missing out on an amazing design opportunity. When chosen thoughtfully, the right wall art can provide for the entire room. Dare we say it, but we think wall art matters most in interior design.
However, if youre a little nervous to give wall art such a prominent role in your design plans, dont worry. Use this post as a guide on how to accurately choose pieces that will mesh with your existing space and you will have a harmonious interior. By Tara Mastroeni
August 9th, 2015
Artists are the ultimate entrepreneurs. Thats why a trip to a museum is so inspiring for founders.
BY SAMUEL BACHARACH
Co-founder, Bacharach Leadership Group (BLG)@samuelbacharach
Who is more entrepreneurial than an artist?
They have new ideas. They meet resistance. They have to mobilize support. Half the time they dont even know if they are going to succeed, and very few of them actually make it to the galleries of our major museums.
August 4th, 2015
Art lending business is booming, according to the first comprehensive poll of the industry, conducted by the research firm Skates and due for publication on Tuesday, 4 August. The report calculates that art loans could account for more than $10bn in 2015, at least twice the 2011 level, and could grow to become a $100bn market.
Driving business is the growth of art sales at the top levelswhere lenders feel confident that a work could retain most of its value over the longer term. Skates identifies the $1m-$5m and the over $20m ranges as the most liquid art-market segments today.
July 31st, 2015
You can lose a lot of money with the wrong art buy especially if youre young, naive, and really, really rich.
According to Bloomberg, Citigroup is hoping to prevent such losses by teaching the heirs of its wealthiest bank customers how to invest in art. You dont have the birthright to the next generations wealth, Citi Private Bank Managing Director Money Kanagasabapathy explained. We want to continue to have the relationship with the family.
April 29th, 2015
Entrepreneur and artist Stephan Vogler wants to change the art world, and he is using Bitcoin to do just that in whats considered by many to be the epicenter of contemporary art, Berlin, Germany.
Voglers novel block chain technology inspired license seeks to change how art is purchased and traded. By creating a system of rights to copyrighted works in digital form, Bitcoin can turn art from mere collectors pieces to limited and tradable virtual goods.
February 11th, 2015
Christies has bought Collectrium, an online collection management tool for the art world. Sources close to the deal say the purchase price was $16 million, although this figure could not be confirmed at the time of publication as neither Christies nor Collectrium returned calls. Other former staff members say the sale figure was between $20 and $25 million but that cannot be confirmed. Equity documents for former staffers being paid out list $16 million.
January 10th, 2015
May We Always Remember What Artists Stand For ~ Freedom of Speech ~ Liberté dexpression
The four cartoonists killed in the offices of Charlie Hebdo, the satirical French newspaper, represented a radical, crude and vital strain of that nations culture, according to those who knew them and followed their work.
The men Stéphane Charbonnier, Georges Wolinski, Jean Cabut and Bernard Verlhac were among 12 people killed in the attack Wednesday.The newspaper had been insistent on publishing cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, which are banned under some interpretations of Islamic law, and by Wednesday evening, French officials had suggested that the attack had been carried out by Islamic extremists.
December 2nd, 2014
Buying art can be a truly intimidating experience. How do you know what's good? How much should you pay? Is that gallerina giving you the stink eye? (Probably.) But you've outgrown those framed posters you kept for too long post-college and you're ready to anoint the blank walls of your new grown-up apartment with something truly special. What to do?
Source: Elle Magazine by Leiah Chernikoff - Editorial Chief Culture News
December 1st, 2014
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November 19th, 2014
The art market continued its upward climb last week with unprecedented results at the New York auctions. But when Jasper Johns's Flag (1983) makes a record $36 million at Sotheby's (see "Rothko Reels In $45 Million at Sotheby's $343.6 Million Contemporary Evening Sale") or Peter Doig's Pine House (Rooms for Rent) (1994) fetches $18 million (also a record), at Christie's (see "Epic Christie's $852.9 Million Blockbuster Contemporary Art Sale Is the Highest Ever"), it may not necessarily be good news for all. In a recent interview with German magazine Monopol, Allianz's art insurance chief Georg von Gumppenberg suggests that the ever-rising art market is putting a damper on the quality of art most museums are able to show.
Why? you may ask. The answer is: insurance costs.
November 19th, 2014
What does it take to become a world-class art collector? These days, you need to build not only a great collection, but a great museum to house it in. Over the past few years, a rash of art-loving billionaires have dedicated themselves, or their foundations, to the construction of spectacular new venues to show off their finest acquisitions.
The trend began in earnest in 2006, when the French billionaire François Pinault, the primary shareholder of the luxury conglomerate now called Kering, converted an 18th-century Venetian palace, the Palazzo Grassi, into a showplace for contemporary art. The site has since added two other structures, Punta della Dogana and the Teatrino, both designed by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Meanwhile, Bernard Arnault, the richest man in France and the chairman of the luxury conglomerate LVMH, was busy developing his own idea for a museum, which finally arrived last month, in Paris, in the form of Frank Gehrys glass-paneled Fondation Louis Vuitton.
November 16th, 2014
Software is no longer limited to computers, tablets, and phones. Everyday objects from sneakers to refrigerators contain software, which often allow our apparel and appliances to communicate with mobile devices, the internet, and each other. As all of our possessions become smart, they are also becoming subject to laws that were never intended to regulate our morning cup of coffee or trip to the gym.
Last week, the US Copyright Office received petitions from consumers, company owners, and educators who believe that their lives and livelihoods are suffering because of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the DMCA). And for the first time, the majority of petitions asking for exemptions to the DMCA have nothing at all to do with the original intent of the antipiracy law. We have entered a world that legislators had not envisioned when they drafted the DMCA, and the Copyright Office has to decide how to apply an aging policy in a new century.
November 5th, 2014
Artists, such as musicians and authors, receive royalties each time their artistic works are used or sold. Hear a song on the radio and you know that its creator will receive a check for its use. That is not always true for visual artists. How often has the astute art patron bought an artists early work, which they later sell for many times the price? The artist may have a copyright in the work but not in the resale of the original. Well, that might be changing. The Copyright Office has just issued a comprehensive report, Resale Royalties: An Updated Analysis, which proposes legal changes to copyright laws that will allow visual artists to receive royalties every time their original work is resold.
The copyright Office proposes a change to copyright laws that will allow visual artists to receive royalties every time their original art is sold.
November 5th, 2014
By Steve Schlackman
It may be surprising to receive a free licensing agreement from an attorney but we think it is so important that we had to do it. Lets start with a hypothetical scenario.
A Story About Latte Art
Janet recently opened a local coffee shop, called The Grind,. She then hires you as a photographer to shoot the new store and the unique Latte Art that has been drawing customers throughout the area. The photos will be used strictly for the Grinds website. You complete the shoot, invoice Janet and are paid for the work. Six months pass. You are reading Wired magazine and see an article on a new coffee machine called CoffeeArt, which creates cool foam patterns automatically. On the product packaging, you see your unmistakable photographs from The Grind, with their telltale signature Latte Foam Art. You call Janet immediately.
Janet says, Yeah, pretty cool right? That company was started by a friend of mine and I gave him those pictures for the product packaging. You tell her she had no right to do that but she says that she bought the photos so they are hers to do with what she wants. You then contact CoffeeArt and tell them they are using your photos without permission and ask them to pay you for the use of the photos. CoffeeArt asks you to contact their attorney.
November 5th, 2014
Artists rights in their street art, whether commissioned or guerrilla, has been in the news with some frequency lately, largely due to suits against American Eagle and Terry Gilliam. The slippery nature of copyright law has left many wondering where to draw the line between taking a photograph with street art in the background and taking a photo that infringes on a copyright. Unfortunately, there are no easy answers. As we have pointed out before, artwork used without permission may not be considered an infringement. Rather, unauthorized use exists on a spectrum with clear infringement on one end and fair use on the other.
Source: Megan Ralstin - Art Law Journal
November 2nd, 2014
A new generation of Colombian artists and curators are benefiting from international exposure as the countrys political crisis recedes; art galleries, foundations and collectors are growing in numbers while its national economy flourishes. Hans Ulrich Obrist called this change the Colombian milagro [miracle] during an Art Basel Miami Beach talk back in December 2013.
The annual art fair in Bogotá, Artbo (24-27 October), launched ten years ago by the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce, has played a crucial role in galvanising Colombias art scene.
The fair has gained momentum since Maria Paz Gaviria, an art historian and daughter of a former Colombian president, took over three years ago. Gallery applications for the fair increased by 30% this year, Gaviria says. But one key ingredient of the fairs success, she explains, is that it has frozen its size while offering a platform for new international art galleries and emerging talents. Only 20% of the 65 galleries in its main section are from Colombia, and while they tend to showcase Latin American artists, the fair features galleries from 30 different cities. Artbo offers a balance between veterans like Galeria Luisa Strina from Săo Paulo, Leon Tovar from New York and Ruth Benzacar from Buenos Aires, and young art galleries like Revolver from Lima, Mor-Charpentier from Paris, and Diablo Rosso from Panama City...
Jorge Pérez, of the Pérez Art Museum, Miami (Pamm), attended the fair this year and told the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo that, Colombia has the best young artists in the world today.
October 10th, 2014
An artist needs a certain amount of turmoil and confusion.
Joni Mitchell - In her own words - Conversations with Malka Maron
Its paradoxical that while art holds out the promise of inner wholeness for those who experience it, the relationship between creativity and mental illness is well-documented among those who make it, as is the anguish of artists who experience it. This, perhaps, renders the cultivation and preservation of mental health all the more urgently important for artists and those operating on a high frequency of creativity.
Eight-time Grammy recipient Joni Mitchell (b. November 7, 1943), undoubtedly one of the most original and influential musicians of the past century, as well as an enormously talented painter, speaks to the value of therapy and a commitment to mental health in Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words (public library) that wonderful collection of wide-ranging conversations by musician, documentarian, and broadcast journalist Malka Marom, which also gave us Mitchell on freedom, creativity, and the dark side of success.
February 3rd, 2014
Thanks to our Fellow Artist Barney Davey and his fine Magazine http://artprintissues.com/ I stumbled upon this very important article about Bitcoin.
How it may affect the Art World, How can We Artists Benefit, etc.
Very important points that I decided to share with You on his behalf.
Hope you enjoy and find Lots of Benefits from it. After All the more Informed We are the More Successful We Can Become.
December 25th, 2013
Art is a Gift that lasts forever. It is an Investment if you happen to find works from an Emerging Artist.
❝ Buying emerging art is the equivalent of investing in frontier market equities. Rather than buying the global names that appear in the big auctions of the best galleries, you invest in the artistic equivalent of Mongolia or Cambodia: the young artists coming out of MA programmes.❞
David Stevenson - The Financial Times
October 9th, 2013
Collection of Abstract artwork by Colombian artist Rafael Salazar.
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October 9th, 2013
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October 6th, 2013
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September 29th, 2013
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