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Sculptor Richard Hunt Chosen To Represent Public Art Inside Romare Bearden Park

Jan 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Chicago-based sculptor Richard Hunt was honored when he was selected to serve as the public artist for Charlotte North Carolina’s Romare Bearden Park. Hunt, who has been working as an artist since 1955, has been honored with more than 100 commissions across the U.S. and has also been the recipient of several prestigious fellowships including the Guggenheim, Ford and Tamarind.... Read More

The Most Expensive Street Art | From Basquiat to Banksy

Jan 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Street art has officially entered the world of fine art, regardless of your opinion on the matter. When once it may have been thought of as mere graffiti, street art has found a place within art galleries, museums, and on the walls of art collectors and aficionados. From the ever-elusive Banksy to the iconic work of the late Jean-Michel Basquiat, street artists and their work have been fetching top dollar prices at famed auction houses for years, breaking down the hazy line between high and low art. Hopefully, other relevant and talented street artists, like Blu, JR, Swoon, Vhils, Space Invader, and Roa, will be seeing some top dollar action soon. In the meantime, here are some of the most expensive sales seen yet!... Read More

The National Gallery of Australia Hosts Toulouse-Lautrec: Paris & The Moulin Rouge

Jan 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Though the career of French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec spanned less than 20 years (he died young at the age of 36) he will forever be remembered as one of the most provocative and influential artists of the Post-impressionist period.... Read More

Artist Anthony Dortch Explores Modern Culture in The Privileged Series

Dec 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Artist Anthony Dortch began his career as a child playing with crayons, but his real artistic epiphany didn't come until high school. With "no fear of any media," Anthony is able to mix it up for his artistic endeavors.... Read More

Sundance Film Festival Premieres | Movies You Shouldn't Miss

Dec 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

It goes without saying that if a film is screened at Sundance, it has a very good chance at making it big. There have been many high-profile films that first started at this festival, including Reservoir Dogs, Little Miss Sunshine, Memento, The Usual Suspects, and Clerks, so I wouldn't be surprised if we have another monumental hit among the films premiering this year.... Read More

Exclusive Interview | Award-Winning Nadia Salameh's Unifying World Photography

Dec 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Jerusalem-born and San Diego resident Nadia Salameh is an award-winning photographer who is internationally recognized, not only for her achievements, but for her intensely personal and emotive style. Holding a Master of Photography degree and the title of "International Photographer of the Year" from the Professional Photographers of America, Salameh uses her friendliness to pull you in, creating lasting relationships with people all over the world.... Read More

One of a Kind Christmas Tree at Bacara Resort & Spa by Artist David Shelton

Dec 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Bacara Resort & Spa is giving guests an eco-friendly holiday this year by partnering with renowned artist David Shelton to create a one-of-a-kind Christmas Tree Art Installation. The tree is a playful interpretation of a natural tree, a 12-foot sculpture that combines dramatic contrasts of whimsically-sculpted steel from David Shelton Studios with hand-blown glass by Saul Alcaraz. “This tree is a beautiful reflection of innovation and community collaboration,” said Kathleen Cochran, general manager of Bacara Resort & Spa. “We are honored to partner with David to create something truly magical for our guests that they can enjoy with their loved ones for years to come.”... Read More

Visually Stunning Images by Our Favorite Photographers for the New Year

Dec 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

This year has been full of great photography, from manipulated images of nature to invisible celebrity portraits, and we've talked to the artists responsible to get answers to some burning questions. For example, do you know which photographer Whoopi Goldberg refused to work with? Or which one created an inspired Wonderland series that evokes childlike innocence? Whether you're a collector, a fan, or an aspiring photographer yourself, these interview highlights should remind you of the great talent out there and maybe inspire you to make some art yourself. After all, after revisiting this group of interviews, you just might have a nice list of tips and tricks from all your favorite names.... Read More

Artists Impress and Demi Moore Rescues Stray Cat at Art Basel Miami Beach 2012

Dec 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Miami Beach, Florida is hosting the 11th edition of Art Basel from December 6-9, 2012, arguably the United State's biggest art event with over 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa in attendance. The event features work by over 2,000 artists from the 20th and 21st century, which means that the world is being introduced to thousands of groundbreaking artists (new and established), with opportunities to cough up large amounts of cash to display select pieces in their own homes.... Read More

Exclusive Interview | Photographer Gustavo Lacerda Creates New Beauty Standard with "Albino" Series

Dec 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  2 Comments

Born in 1970 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Gustavo Lacerda is a photographer who turns his lens towards those who society has pushed into the background. With his "Albino" series, Lacerda has created a new standard of beauty that has nothing to do with the surface and everything to do with the quiet and resolute strength from within.... Read More

Miami Says ART at the JW Marriott

Dec 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

As art lovers get ready to head to Miami for the city's world famous Art Basel event, the JW Marriott Hotel Miami is getting in on the action with “Miami Says ART: the Martin Kreloff Retrospective,” and launch of "Miami Says ART-2" December 3 – 9. The now respected Miami artist brought together some of Miami's artists in 1976, many of whom are now known around the country. The new retrospective is a look back at the original installation and how it predicted Miami's future art scene. The artist Martin Kreloff says: “It was clear to me back in 1976 that I could capture Miami’s cultural leaders each saying “ART” and turn it into the ultimate group show. Today I am thrilled to present this tribute to Miami’s cultural spirit that has blossomed into a world-class art destination. I am so proud... Read More

Latin American Art Auction in NYC Breaks Records and Nets $17.9 Million

Nov 28, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

A new world record for 28 Latin American artists was the net result of the recent Latin American Art Auction by Christie's last week in New York. The two-day sale raked in $17,966,450. Eight of the top 10 valued lots went to private collectors. 192 of the 292 lots offered sold. Sixty-eight percent of the pieces sold by lot; 82 percent by value.... Read More

Exclusive Interview with Afghan-American Documentary Filmmaker Ariana Delawari

Nov 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Ariana Delawari is a woman of many talents: musician, actress, photographer, and with her new documentary "We Came Home", she's now an inspiring filmmaker. The world may already know her name due to her psychedelic folk debut album, “Lion of Panjshir”, which garnered a lot of positive press for its combination of classical Afghan music and American rock & roll. Her new documentary "We Came Home" shows the making of the record (in Afghanistan and Los Angeles) and lends a completely new understanding to Delawari's music.... Read More

Opera Gallery London Features Most Popular Urban Street Artists in New Exhibit

Nov 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Street and urban artists are the newest, coolest phenomenon sweeping London. With themes stretching across the political, historical and often unspeakable, these artists strive to make their mark, in a bid to stretch their message far and wide. For the first time, Opera Gallery London will be showcasing the work of the 33 most important street artists of our time, from November 9-18.... Read More

Corinthia Hotel London Names Look Left Look Right their 2013 Artist in Residence

Nov 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Corinthia Hotel London’s arts program has named theater company Look Left Look Right the winner of the luxury hotel's arts program. Matthew Dixon, General Manager, Corinthia Hotel London says, “We are once again pleased to support British artistic talent for the second Corinthia Artist in Residence program. We are delighted with Look Left Look Right’s proposal and look forward to seeing how it evolves during their stay with us.”... Read More

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