First launched in Switzerland at the start of the year, Wydr has recently gone global, attracting 1,000 artists peddling a total of around 3,000 pieces, and more than 25,000 people are allegedly already signed up to the app (although how many are parting with their cash is another matter). But just the other day, says co-founder Timo Hahn, paintings were sent from Norway to Mexico, Switzerland to Hong Kong, and Turkey to the US.
Hahn and fellow founder Matthias Dörner conceived Wydr at business school. To make it profitable, they add 30 per cent to the artist’s asking price before it is listed and take a commission on every transaction. Both have their fingers in various art-scene pies, and Hahn collects works from independent galleries while travelling abroad. (No fear factor for him, then.)
IPC Live will be hosted by prominent Florida wedding photographer, podcast host, past Imaging USA speaker, Craftsman Photographer and Certified Professional Photographer, Booray Perry. Perry will break down the IPC action with interactive interviews and discussions twice a day, at 10:15amEST and 2:15pmEST. Viewers can post questions to Facebook for Perry to answer on-air by using the hashtag #IPCLive, giving them the ability to inquire about the process as it happens. The live judging stream can be viewed by PPA members and non-members alike at no cost, Sunday, July 31 through Thursday, August 4. The public is also invited to attend the judging in person at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, Georgia beginning July 31st. There is no RSVP or fee required to attended in person or online.
For over 40 years Abramović has attracted attention with her performances which have been characterized by extreme ambition, discipline, and self-control. In 2010, the Serbian-born, New York-based artist debuted a durational performance piece in the atrium of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, The Artist is Present, which resulted in a documentary by the same name, in 2012. Since then, she’s performed 512 Hours at an empty Serpentine Gallery in London, taken part in a participatory project in Athens, and is reportedly writing an autobiography, due out later this year.
She is known as the “grandmother of performance art,” and it is easy to see why this risk-taking artist has made a name for herself. “The difference between theater and performance is that in the theater the blood is ketchup, and in performance, it’s real,” she explained to Tagesspiegel in reference to her work.
She added that over the years the strain of performing in the international art world has taken its toll. “I am the artwork. I can’t send a painting, so I send myself…In the last year I didn’t spend more that 20 days in New York. At airports I had to think ‘where is my suitcase arriving from?’”
However, she clarified: “I don’t know if I could live differently. Also, I have no husband, no family, I’m totally free.”
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.
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.
Though everyone has a different definition of “affordable,” now is a good time to buy because there are more affordable options than one might imagine. It might be worth stretching your budget and forgoing a few meals out in exchange for a piece that you can get years of enjoyment out of. Towers-Perkins says there are a lot of pieces for under $1,000, specifically limited-edition prints by international contemporary artists like Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and David Hockney.
No one likes to feel bombarded. As Hyatt Mannix, the communications manager at High Line Art, told artnet News in an email: “You are likely to lose interest from your followers if you post more than twice in the span of 30 minutes.”
This applies to emailing art writers as well. On Monday, July 4, while many in the US were out grilling hamburgers, a man who goes by the moniker “Moltenglue Drywallmud” for email purposes chose instead to send me no less than nine emails between 2:30 p.m. and 2:44 p.m. Unsurprisingly, those were the only messages I received at that time. (Despite having different subject titles, each included the same painting in the attachment.)
The museum already has a 600-piece collection of African American art, an endowed curator and permanent collection galleries devoted to African American art.
There’s also substantial financial support from General Motors and the Ford Foundation. Here’s how the Detroit Free Press describes
As some of the most expensive artists at auction, it would be wise to take a cue from Jeff Koons, Jasper Johns, Ed Ruscha, and Christopher Wool. Instead of being a Dead White Male Artist (which also helps), you can stay in the realm of the living!
2. Already be famous.
It works even better if people are already familiar with your face, as evidenced here, here, here, here, and here. (James Franco, Shia LaBeouf, Adrien Brody, Miley Cyrus, and Kanye West, we’re looking at you.)
3. Be rich to begin with.
It’s the next best qualifying inroad to art world fame and (greater) fortune. For a critical view on this subject, see Ben Davis’s essay: “Do You Have to Be Rich to Make It as an Artist?”
4. Hire dozens of assistants to make your work.
Just don’t axe them in bulk like Jeff Koons recently did. Sometimes bad publicity kills the brand.
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.
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