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Art & Beyond Cover and Content Competition fro My/June Magazine.

Deadline April 17, 2016

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Art & Beyond Online Magazine is holding Cover and Content Competitions for each Online Magazine issue. Four winners will be chosen: Front Cover, Inside Front Cover, Back Cover and Inside Back Cover. Winners will be awarded with One Full Page article published in the Art & Beyond Online Magazine.
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The sands of the art market are always shifting. An artist’s work could be selling for record highs at auction one year and below estimates the next. For a dealer, figuring out where the value of your artists’s work falls on the spectrum—whether it’s a massive installation by a blue-chip artist, a painting by an emerging talent, or editioned prints—can be a daunting proposition.

To help us break it all down, artnet News spoke to Cristin Tierney of Cristin Tierney Gallery about the major considerations she takes into account when determining the price of each and every work that passes through her establishment.

“From the outside looking in, it’s kind of byzantine,” she told artnet News. “We all do this all the time and we think about it all the time, but articulating it is tricky.”

Even though it’s not an exact science, figuring out how to appropriately price a work of art is actually fairly straightforward process.
Curious to know how to price a work of art? Gallerist Cristin Tierney gives artnet News her tips for hitting the perfect price point.
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Philip Kantor, who is in charge of Bonhams’s European motorcars, has this brief essay trying to explain the dual nature of a classic car’s value. What he limns here is equally valid for art and worth working through as a general guide to what makes a “tangible asset” both uniquely valuable but also a form of currency.
Philip Kantor, who is in charge of Bonhams’s European motorcars, has this brief essay trying to explain the dual nature of a classic car’s value. What he limns here is equally valid for…
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In the art world, as in life, relationships are everything. For artists personal connections with collectors can open doors to new opportunities and chances, such as introductions to dealers, curators, or other collectors. With that in mind its important to remember to conduct yourself in a courteous and professional manner in order to leave a positive impression. To help guide you we quizzed some collectors on some of the things that really put them off supporting an artist. Here’s your guide on what not to do when trying to build relations with collectors.

1. Don’t draw attention to yourself in a negative way.
German bad boy artist Albert Oehlen was part of the infamous Hetzler boys, an all-male group of artists that showed with the Cologne dealer Max Hetzler. The group engaged in what the painter called “Extreme artist behavior.” He told Art In America, “We made asses of ourselves and made everyone hate use. We climbed on tables and pulled down our pants.” Whilst it hasn’t hurt Oehlen’s career, you should probably try to emulate his art not his antics.
In the art world, as in life, relationships are everything. For artists personal connections with collectors can open doors to new opportunities and chances, such as introductions to dealers, curators, or other collectors. With that in mind its important to remember to conduct yourself in a courteous and professional manner in order to leave a positive impression. …
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I have no interest in real fame, but I would love to be Instagram famous. Real stars are famous all the time—during their worst moments, their downtime. The attention they receive is omnipresent. Instagram stars have the luxury of control. Their presence is carefully, consciously performed; they show the world how they would like to be seen.

And while it makes sense to build your Instagram presence around what you already know, the art world can make this difficult. Plenty of museums and exhibitions outlaw photographs; gallery visitors often see photography as an interruption. Virtually any article on the topic collects complaints in the comment section. Taking photographs with art is frivolous, vacuous, a revelation of deep-seated narcissism (which, of course, disproportionately affects the youth of today).

“There’s a perception that looking at art through a lens is a vapid form of consumption, or that people don’t actually enjoy the work because they’re too busy photographing it,” says Elena Soboleva, curator of special projects at Artsy.net. “But I would point to the Broad Museum in LA as a counterargument. The institution has seen an unprecedented number of millennial visitors, who are lining up around the block. It’s the first time any institution in that area has had that kind of engagement, and people wonder why. People see their friends posting photos, whether it’s a Jeff Koons or Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Room, and they want to have that experience and participate in it.”
The quest for art fame on Instagram can be elusive, so we got Artsy curator (and avid Instagram user) Elena Soboleva to give us her best art-selfie tips.
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Moukarzel is at the heart of this transformative art-and-style scene, running not only the beautiful, mixed-discipline gallery La Maison — a version of 10 Corso Como in Milan — but Santoku, a stunning Japanese restaurant with a bamboo ceiling that was designed by the French interior decorator Hubert de Givenchy (a nephew of the couturier); Ghana Edition, an arts and lifestyle magazine; and the upcoming nightclub Carbon, which will open this year in partnership with Nick House, the London nightlife kingpin.
With its thriving contemporary art and nightlife scenes, the Ghanaian city of Accra has become a cosmopolitan hot spot. Here’s what to do there.
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San Francisco is getting another cultural treasure – a world-class museum to showcase the largest collection of Mexican and Latino art in the nation.

A dedication ceremony is set for Tuesday for the new Mexican Museum – the realization of a dream by Mexican American artist Peter Rodriguez, who opened the city’s first museum for Latino art in a Mission District storefront in 1975.

Rodriguez started a collection that now has more than 16,000 pre-Columbian, colonial and contemporary works of Mexican and Latino art.
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It’s no secret that the extraordinarily competitive contemporary art world can be an especially tough place for female artists to navigate.

The gap in gender equality ranges from the not-so-subtle dominance of male artists at gallery and museum shows to the outright misogyny of an artist like Georg Baselitz, who has openly stated, “it’s a fact that very few of them succeed,” when referring to female artists. Amid much-hyped headlines about works that have broken the $100-million mark at auction—10 artworks to date—not a single one is by a female artist.

“Unfortunately, there is no gender equity anywhere right now—and the art world is no exception,” said Janice Sands, executive director of Pen and Brush, a nonprofit space started in 1893 that offers female writers and artists a space to create and show their work. “Many young women artists who are going out there and really trying to make a living at this may not be thinking about gender at all,” said Sands. “They are thinking about whether they can find a gallery to show their art, get representation, sell their work.”

With this often discouraging contemporary art world backdrop in mind, we sought the advice—and inspiration—of a group of established female artists to see what crucial wisdom and tips they would impart to the next generation.
Female artists, ranging from Lisa Yuskavage to Adrian Piper, provide some much-needed words of wisdom for women in the world of art.
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In an age of GIFs, Vines and Apple's Live Photos, it isn't all that surprising to see still photography take another step away from stillness. That's exactly what Polaroid is doing, with Tuesday's debut of an app called Polaroid Swing that aims to help you create and share "moving photos" on your phone.

Each photo taken in the app is actually a one-second "moment" -- touch the image or give your phone a swing, and the image comes to life, revealing the motion. You can share your moving photos within the Polaroid Swing app, or externally on Facebook and Twitter.
The Polaroid Swing app, the result of a partnership between Polaroid and a startup chaired by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, wants to help you shoot "moving photos" and share them with the world.
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Reading the details of this Museum of Ice Cream, which Eater first reported, the place actually sounds like it will be more of an amusement park or food court than an actual museum (though goodness knows those distinctions are always blurring), with “a swimmable rainbow ‘sprinkle’ pool, edible balloons, an immersive chocolate room, and a collaborative massive ice cream sundae.” There will also be an area called Tinder Land—yes, courtesy of that Tinder—that will have a “custom app” allowing people to “find their match/favorite flavor.” I already know my favorite flavor, thank you very much: it’s mint chocolate chip.
Mmm!ZECHARIAN JUDY/FLICKR Well! Just when you thought that things could not get any more out of control in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District news arrives that
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...we are, almost without knowing it, making and consuming art. And by “we,” I mean the least likely people — the scientists, the businesspeople. Every time you post on Instagram, you are doing photography. You are distributing your photography; you are developing a photograph. You’re at times filtering and doctoring a photograph. That’s an art that people used to go to school for and really had to study. And yet we’ve all developed a knack for it.

Those of us who like Twitter also know how hard it is. You need the focus of a poet to get 140 characters to say something expressive and consequential. We don’t like to call it doing art. Maybe there’s something too twee about that. But we still are doing something that conforms to the rituals and patterns of making art.
Society is co-creating a new form of communication on the internet, whether by texting emoji or uploading photos on Instagram. A new book by former New York Times TV critic Virginia Heffernan explores this new art form.
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The romantic image of the artist at work alone in the studio is largely inaccurate in today’s market-driven art world, where Jeff Koons‘s 11-foot-high balloon dog is followed by Louise Bourgeois‘s 10-foot spider outside of Christie’s before a big auction.

Nowadays, artists’s studios are large-scale operations that often employing scores of assistants to help produce large-scale works of art.

The use of multiple assistants dates back to the Renaissance era, where large-scale projects were relatively common. Michelangelo had assistants to help him paint backgrounds on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican between 1508 and 1512, and artists such as Peter Paul Rubens and Rembrandt did the same.

That doesn’t mean that all artists use assistants all the time; but it’s far from uncommon.

It was Andy Warhol and his unabashed “factory” approach to creating art on a mass scale in the 1960s and ’70s that influenced the acceptance of the transition from light participation of assistants to full-scale creation of work with no or little input from the artist.

And today artists such as Takashi Murakami, Damien Hirst, and Marilyn Minter employ large-scale studios in which numerous assistants produce artworks in a fashion that is not dissimilar to a production line. Koons himself admits to employing a staff of 150, saying, “If I had to be doing this myself, I wouldn’t even be able to finish one painting a year,” he told the Wall Street Journal.
The romantic image of the artist at work alone in the studio is largely inaccurate in today's market-driven art world.
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Solomon Walker is a Professional Artist and Photographer who has been drawing and painting since the age of 11. He creates “fine art” from emotions and philosophy. His work is influenced and inspired by various aspects of life, of living, and a whole host of worldly issues. His formal artistic education took him through technical schools, workshops and personal tutorship. His specialized training includes Anatomy, Sculpture, Portraiture, Graphics Design and Print Making, Illustration, Computer Graphics, Painting, Drawing, Typography, Fashion design, Photography and Video-graphy. His artistic influences include Realism, Abstract Expressionism, Cubism, Conceptual, Dadaism, plus other modernist art movements. In creating his unique pieces, Solomon likes to work in a blend of abstracts and conceptual forms, arriving at a final look that is truly his own.

Solomon has been awarded for his work in both fine art and photography and, his work can be found displayed on various online art and photo galleries.


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CEO, Museum of Digital Fine Arts (MoDFA)
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drawing, painting, photography, illustration, sculpture, computers, photoshop, graphics art, business, management, writing, editing, social media
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  • Museum of Digital Fine Arts
    CEO, present
    The Founder and Principle of the Museum of Digital Fine Arts, which spotlight and showcases established and emerging artists and photographers along with their incredible work in monthly exhibitions. Solomon's duties encompass management, curating, marketing, writing, social media, talent search, and much more.
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Nazis, Con Men, Forgers, And Thieves: Art Crime In Postwar Cinema | ARTnews
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Nice Museum. Where’s the Art? - The New Yorker
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Theft! Forgery! Murder!: Art History’s Greatest Crimes | ARTnews
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Bank Robber Aiming at Security Camera, Cleveland, Ohio, March 8, 1975, on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition "Crime Stories

What does it mean to "buy" digital art? - The Space
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How do you buy or sell a piece of digital art? Sam Sedgman explores notions of ownership in a digital age.

‘Absolutely Gross, Degenerate Stuff’: Trump And The Arts | ARTnews
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April 14-17, 2016 — Pier 94, new art by 1000s of contemporary artists, painters, sculptors, illustrators

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Extravagant, transgressive, elemental ... the Cooper Hewitt design museum in New York has taxonomised the indefinable – beauty. Is this wron

Vancouver Artist Wins €110,000 Hasselblad Award - Canadian Art
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Canadian photo-based artist Stan Douglas has won the prestigious Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography.

Picabia Alert #11: ‘Pa’ at Venus | ARTnews
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Francis Picabia, Pa, ca. 1934, oil on canvas, 29½ x 27 inches.COURTESY VENUS OVER MANHATTAN “Picabia Alert” takes note of shows and publicat

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