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Does The Art Market Value Traditional Art?

Charmaine Jefferson | Posted 10.03.2012 | Arts
Charmaine Jefferson

It is almost as if the word "contemporary" has another meaning when it comes to the creation of art during one's lifetime. As a result, art teachers push students toward "make it different" before they have mastered any technique.

Do You Know Gasiorowski ?

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 09.22.2012 | Home
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Since it's festival time, I would like to pay honor to one of the most amazing and surprisingly underestimated artists of the second half of the 20th century. His name is Gérard Gasiorowski.

How Munch is Too Munch? The 10 Most Expensive Lots From the Recent Spring Auctions

ARTINFO | Posted 09.08.2012 | Arts

It has been a tumultuous spring in the auction world, with sales of truly spectacular artwork punctuating much mediocrity. As many have pointed out, t...

A Visit to the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 09.01.2012 | Arts

Robert Rauschenberg was one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. He became famous for his Combines, works in which he used everyday...

Art Basel Inside Out

MutualArt | Posted 08.14.2012 | Arts

Often dubbed the "Olympics of the art world," Art Basel is certainly daunting, even for the most esteemed collector or knowledgeable art aficionado.

The Process and the Pea: Exploring the Handmade Craft of Oil Painting -- Part One

Tad Spurgeon | Posted 08.14.2012 | Arts
Tad Spurgeon

Being part of a generation that grew up with the chosen intensity of modern art, the idea of images crafted for a relationship longer than fifteen seconds required consideration. It suggested a slower version of time, and, by extension, a more examined kind of life.

Magic Realist Painter Bridget Tichenor at Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 08.04.2012 | Arts

The biography of Bridget Bate Tichenor by Zachary Selig reads like a "Who's Who" of the high society of the first half of the 20th Century, but only i...

Beyond the Scream: May Auction Highlights

MutualArt | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts

This record-breaking month of May closes the strongest annual Spring auction season since the 2008 recession started. The art market has bounced back strongly as the world's super rich seek blue-chip artists, particularly seduced by modern and contemporary works.

The Unjuried Art Show

Kristen Hotham Carroll | Posted 07.22.2012 | Arts
Kristen Hotham Carroll

As the visual arts teeter on the edge of irrelevance, perhaps our best next step is to let our consumers have more of a voice. Inclusion is almost always a better strategy than exclusion, isn't it?

Willing Suspension of Belief

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 06.13.2012 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions that have been concealed by the answers. -- James Baldwin Art does not reproduce the visible; rather,...

Artist Yevgeniy Fiks Asks the Question, Once More, "Is Modern Art Communistic?"

ARTINFO | Posted 06.02.2012 | Arts

Yevgeniy Fiks Galerie Sator, Paris January 14-March 3 The two decades that have passed since the Soviet Union's demise have rendered many aspects of ...

Insightful Photo Portraits by Dutch Master in Retrospective at SFMOMA

Leo Stutzin | Posted 05.01.2012 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

To look at Rineke Dijkstra's images of a teen-aged girl on a beach or a Portuguese bullfighter who has just emerged from the ring is to see the subject. The person in front of the camera is all that matters, not the person who released the shutter.

The Steins' Avant-Garde Collection Shows At The Met

Posted 02.29.2012 | Arts

Anyone who has seen "Midnight In Paris" knows that the Stein house was the place to be if you were an aspiring artist, writer, musician or socialite. ...

David LaChapelle on the Downfalls of Modern Art (VIDEO) | Posted 04.30.2012 | Arts

The photographer David LaChapelle needs little introduction. Since Andy Warhol offered him his first job at Interview magazine back in 1984 he has bec...

Art as Vocation: A Conversation With Camille Saint-Jacques

David Galenson | Posted 04.15.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

On a cold, sunny day in Paris, the Sunday before Christmas, I met Camille Saint-Jacques for lunch at a beautiful traditional bistro near the Drouot auction house. He agreed to talk about what it had been like to be a young artist in Paris.

What "Liberty/Liberté" Tells Us About Slavery, Black History, and Raw Nerves

Louise Mirrer | Posted 04.09.2012 | Black Voices
Louise Mirrer

Why has a work by the African-American artist Fred Wilson -- an installation piece that riffs on the topic by assembling authentic slave shackles, slave chains and Revolutionary-era icons -- been such a sore point with critics? We must have struck a raw nerve.

Art + Fashion = Life by Design for L.A. Couple

Tom Teicholz | Posted 04.07.2012 | Arts
Tom Teicholz


It's Art, But Is It a Book?

Jules Siegel | Posted 03.31.2012 | Home
Jules Siegel

The works depicted here will be in museums and collections while Masters: Book Arts will be in libraries. Masters: Book Arts is a collaborative, corporate work of art.

The One-Percenter Art World

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 03.26.2012 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

The analogy occurred to me: the Art World is to Art as Wall Street is to Democracy; the former no longer a vital contributor to the latter.

Which Impressionist Painter Had A Lovechild With His Piano Teacher?

Posted 01.23.2012 | Arts

Today marks the 180th Birthday of Edouard Manet, the outspoken artist synonymous with forward-thinking movements such as Impressionism and Realism. Ma...

Happy Birthday Cezanne!

Posted 01.19.2012 | Arts

Today marks the 173rd birthday of the French Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cezanne. If Impressionism is considered to be the first modern art moveme...

WATCH: Art You Just Have To Touch

Posted 01.10.2012 | Arts

You may be used to the hands-off vibe of most museums, but one exhibit at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art encourages just the opposite. In a fu...


Peter Clothier | Posted 03.05.2012 | Arts
Peter Clothier

As I've said, I'm a sucker when it comes to California Light/Space art. I arrived in California in 1968, when the movement was still at its height.

Four Famous Artists in Stunning Exhibit at Getty Villa

Jay Weston | Posted 03.05.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

If you haven't been to the Getty Villa in awhile, now is the time to plan a quick trip there. The current show is an exhibition of four giants of the modern art world: Pablo Picasso, Fernand Leger, Giorgio de Chirico, and Francis Picabia.

Art Basel Miami Beach: Awesome

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2012 | Miami
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

"Awesome" is a word I reserve for a few select things I have experienced, including walking on the Great Wall of China and my mom's Reuben sandwiches. Art Basel Miami Beach is also on that list.