Sunday, January 10, 2010

It Amazes Me What Expat Artists Are Doing in China!

Studio'space, works' scale, low rent.
Combined with a thriving artistic community...
To read article, click here.

Aspen Leadership Institute, and its Program In the Arts!

To be further researched...
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The Buzz of Business, and The Business of Art!

I do find correlations in the art of running a business,
and the business of making art...
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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Another 36 Hours in New York City!

So close, still, so far away from me...
To read article, click here.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

On A Not So, Regrettably, Up Beat Note, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst.

Their art prices down by 50%.
It will get back up in a heart beat; or over the next decade...
To read article, click here.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Point of View Of a Handful of Opinion Makers!

Rather too small of a survey, for such headline...
Being an artist now...
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Art, New York, New York, Yellow Cab, January, Art!

Roughly 5oo cabs, and only 3 artists!!! What's going on there???
To read article, click here.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wow! Wow! Carmen Herrera, 94

Ranked one of the best exhibits of 2009 - "The Observer"
To read article, click here.

Salvador Dali First? Or Vicent Vezzolli?

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Exhibit through January 17, 2010.
To read article, click here.

Artists That Are Creating A Buzz: Shephard Fairey

Shepard Fairey was born Frank Shepard Fairey on February 15, 1970, in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1989, while an illustration student at Rhode Island School of Design, he first created the original Andre the Giant has a Posse sticker campaign and "liberated" his first billboard with the image.

While still in school, Fairey started his first business venture, Alternate Graphics, to showcase his emerging design and silkscreen printing talents. He created stickers, t-shirts, skateboards, and posters, which were all available via black and white mail order catalogs that he distributed. In 1994, Helen Stickler started working on a documentary film, Andre the Giant Has a Posse, that focused on Fairey and the growing phenomenon of his subversive stickers and posters. The film played at Sundance Film Festival in 1997.

In the mid-90s, Fairey created a small sister brand, Subliminal Projects, with Blaize Blouin, and released several skateboard and poster designs using this moniker. He also created a skateboard video, ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) that showcased the small group of skateboarders that he sponsored through Alternate Graphics.

In 1996, Fairey moved from Providence, RI, to San Diego, CA where he continued to work in design, branding and marketing. In 1999, Fairey formed the firm BLK/MRKT with Dave Kinsey and Phillip De Wolff, which specialized in guerilla marketing. Clients included Pepsi, Hasbro and Netscape. During this time, Fairey met his future wife, Amanda Ayala, who began working with him. They married in December of 2001 in Charleston, SC.

In 2001, the BLK/MRKT offices were moved from San Diego to Los Angeles and expanded to include a small art gallery. In 2003, Fairey split from his business partners and along with his wife, Amanda, founded design agency Studio Number One and art gallery Subliminal Projects. Studio Number One produced the cover work for the Black Eyed Peas' album Monkey Business and the poster for the film Walk the Line. Fairey has also designed the covers for The Smashing Pumpkins' album Zeitgeist, Flogging Molly's CD/DVD Whiskey on a Sunday, Led Zeppelin’s compilation Mothership and Anthrax's The Greater Of Two Evils.

In 2004, Fairey teamed up with long time friend Roger Gastman to create Swindle Magazine.
In 2006, Fairey released a comprehensive, hard cover monograph, Supply and Demand, that documents much of his personal and professional design work. In 2009, the book was released in a special edition entitled OBEY: Supply & Demand - The Art of Shepard Fairey - 20th Anniversary Edition.

In 2008, Fairey became widely known in mainstream media for independently creating the iconic “Hope” portrait of Barack Obama. He was contacted by the official Obama campaign and began working with them, distributing a staggering 300,000 stickers and 500,000 posters during the election campaign, funding his grassroots electioneering through poster and fine art sales. In January 2009, the “Hope” image was acquired by The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and became part of the permanent collection.

Fairey also created the portrait of Barack Obama that TIME Magazine used as the cover art for its 2008 Person of the Year issue. The portrait is also used for the cover of Esquire Magazine's February 2009 issue. His influence, particularly with Obama's presidential campaign, contributed to him being named a Person of the Year 2008 by GQ Magazine.

In February 2009, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston opened the first museum survey of Shepard Fairey’s work featuring over 80 works that trace the artist’s career over 20 years.

Fairey’s work is also included in permanent collections at The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Fairey currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their two daughters, Vivienne and Madeline.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

And From South of the Border, here comes Gabriel Orozco, Again!

A 20 year retrospective of his career at the prestigious MOMA New York,
that's what it is!
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Saturday, October 31, 2009

It Seems that Ayn Rand Is Making a Strong Comeback!

An intellectual, and artist, in her own right, her ideas and convoluted life, still impact our minds, and imaginations.
Click here to read article.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

The 2009 Winners of McArthur "Genius Grants"

Indeed, a gathering of super minds!
Long life for ingenuity!
Click here, to learn who are this year winners.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Meanwhile in Zurich, Director Roman Polanski is Arrested

Roman Polanski is caught in a true international meddley:
USA, France, Switzerland, Germany, England.
The incident unveils like one of his movies screenplays.
It's definetly bringing a whole lot of attention and will increase a renewed interested in watching his films.
Click here to read article.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Planet Art - Inhotin - Must see Brazil

In the middle of tropical, lush vegetation: art.
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Friday, September 25, 2009

Jeff Koons: Curator @ NYC's New Museum: February 2010

It will be well worthy going to New York, at the height of the Winter...
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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Bank of America hits Museum Circuit, Through 2012

Although missing on showing contemporary artworks in its collection, it's setting a trend other corporations are following. Several cash stripped museums in the US, are eagerly welcoming their collaboration.
To read outstanding NYT Robin Pogrebin's article, click here

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Academic State of Art Programs Across the US

Perhaps now is time to become a self-taught, independently creative artist, regardless of academic's dictum.
Click here to read the article.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

If Roberta Smith Says So, She Might Be Right...

The X Initiative and the avant-guard art in the city.
Read her article here.
Here for X Initiative website.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Jane Jacob Saved for Us Parts of Manthattan, as We Know It Today!

Anthony Flints' "Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs took on New York's master builder, and transformed the American city"
Click here to read article.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Os Gemeos, "The Twins", in the city.

Roberta Smith, NYT, comments on their Bowery's mural, which was dedicated yesterday to the late Dash Snow.
Click here to view the mural, and read the article.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Who's Nick McDonell?

A writer!
Click here to learn what he has written.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Culture Clash, Implications in Society, Politics, Art - Europe

Brilliant and descriptive work:
"Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West"
by Christopher Caldwell.

Click here to read article.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Books and Interviews: Art Market 2009

Art and the Credit Crunch - Claire Walsh interviews art market expert, James Goodwin

Art price and Value: Contemporary Art and the Market - Franziska Nori, Piroschnka Dossi

The Price of Everything... Perspectives on the Art Market - Martin Braathen

Click here for its source, and more.

Christie's embraces Apples' I-Phone

Click here to read.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Damien Hirst's bike to Armstrong

Soon to be auctioned, for charity.
To read article click here.

Dias & Riedweg 1rst Show in new York City

A Brazilian-Swiss duo, making to the big apple!
Curated by Gabriela Rangel, director of visual arts at the Americas Society, NY.
To read article click here!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, MOCA-GA

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Moca-GA Expansion Gallery
The Tula Center
Atlanta, GA 30309

Available to artists and curators for exhibitions.
$1,000.00 a week!

Unprecedented news!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Kiki Smith Wins McDowel Artist Colony's Medal

I've tried for the past years to attend McDowell Artist Residence.
Haven't get there yet, though...
To read entry, click here.

Friday, July 3, 2009

PS1, NYC, Keeps Evolving!

PS1, Long Island City, NY, appoints new Chairman: Agnes Gund
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Jeff Koons Exhibit at London's Serpentine Gallery

Jeff Koonz, is again making his rounds in Europe, Summer 2009.
Last year he exhibited in Paris, at The Versailles Palace, which created a bit of controversy.
Now his show in London, is his first ever.
To read full article, click here