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

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To apply go to http://www.artandbeyondpublications.com/cover-competition/
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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You may have seen the crazy amounts of money spent at high end art auctions: $81 million for a Mark Rothko, $179 million for a Picasso. Now, a new memoir called The Auctioneer dishes about the tycoons, rock stars and royalty who play in this high-priced game. Simon de Pury is an art world insider who has been called the "Mick Jagger" of auctions — he once even tried to compete with the two power houses, Christie's and Sotheby's.
Simon de Pury is a professional dealer, collector, curator and schmoozer. His clients include billionaires, rock stars and royalty. The art world insider's new memoir is The Auctioneer.
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When you see these pictures, you wonder why – with sexual imagery everywhere all the time – these pictures linger, hanging somewhere in a dark part of the collective memory. You keep looking because he kept seeing.

In this film, we have Mapplethorpe in his own words, not the rose-tinted memories that Smith gave us in Just Kids. He is openly a man of sociopathic ambition who wants sex, fame and money, and would use anyone to get them. That countercultural drive echoed what was going on in the 1980s so much that it would become indistinguishable from mainstream culture. When people talk about the end of the New York scene, that’s what they mean.
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Just Launched: Xara Web Designer 365 has arrived! If you already own Web Designer 11 or earlier then you'll find plenty to get excited about in Web Designer 365 and Web Designer 365 Premium. http://www.xara.com/web-designer/whats-new/?mkcode=8088
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United States Artists, an organization that awards grants to American artists, has announced a new $20 million operations endowment campaign. The Ford Foundation has given United States Artists a five-year $10 million challenge grant, while the Rockefeller Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation have each given $1 million. A release notes that private donors filled out the rest of the endowment.

Since its founding in 2005, United States Artists has awarded over $21 million to almost 450 artists. Among its extensive list of fellows are Mary Heilmann, Glenn Ligon, Joan Jonas, William Pope.L, and Allan Sekula.
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Awesome! Thanks +Solomon Walker​ for the consistently useful and informative articles! (We had been away from g+ for a couple of months working on a few projects, thanks for being a good friend here!! :)
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Hiscox have released their now annual survey of online art trading. This year they’ve included a ranking of art sales sites (above.) Robert Read heads Hiscox’s art and private client group. Here are some of his highlights from the report:
The online art market has continued to grow strongly (up 24% to $3.27 billion) despite the global art market slowing in 2015.
Sotheby’s and Christie’s do really well in our newly created Online Art Platform Ranking 2016, but have they done enough or are they still stuck in a time warp?
Hiscox have released their now annual survey of online art trading. This year they’ve included a ranking of art sales sites (above.) Robert Read heads Hiscox’s art and private client gr…
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From the earliest moments of recorded civilization there have been instances of art being the subject of violence, theft, and destruction. Art and crime will forever be linked, and this should come as no surprise—art is a powerful tool for ideologies, religions, and, to be sure, renegade merchants looking to make a quick buck.
Bank Robber Aiming at Security Camera, Cleveland, Ohio, March 8, 1975, on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition "Crime Stories: Photography and
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The bids spiraled higher and higher until -- bang! -- the hammer fell: sold, for $62.75 million.

A sense of relief rippled through Sotheby’s elegant Manhattan headquarters as “Untitled (New York City),” a celebrated painting by Cy Twombly, ultimately set an auction record for the artist.

For behind the heady gavel price was a hard business reality: even as the crowd sipped champagne that evening, Sotheby’s was still frantically wooing a buyer. In the end, the grand old auction house had to pay for the privilege of selling the masterpiece.

That’s pretty much how it goes in the auction business these days. Like many works of art, the 1968 “Untitled” was sold under what is politely known as the “enhanced hammer,” behind-the-scenes deals that are shifting the balance of power inside the notoriously opaque market for art.
The bids spiraled higher and higher until -- bang! -- the hammer fell: sold, for $62.75 million.
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Like human memory, the capacity for the Internet to retain everything is real, and purely theoretical. In practice, the Internet remembers selectively. Our feeds are generated by algorithms that prioritize words signifying good news; the photos we post are of celebrations and other socially gratifying rituals, like birthdays or brunch; we warn each other about clicking on links written in ways we know will inflame or anger us. In the worst parts of the single Internet hive mind, the reverse is true: forums where votes are based on who is the worst, where the most hateful and destructive behaviour is considered admirable, where the point is to constantly be inflamed or angered or to cause such reactions in some other user. But it is the Internet’s ability to retain everything, in caches and screenshots and other digital traces, and then to recall selectively, that makes it most like a human brain, fumbling as it tries to remember whether the front door got locked that morning, or who posted that funny tweet, or where, exactly, a person of interest is geotagged via an IP address.
“Beautiful Interfaces” asks viewers to consider the privacy we sacrifice every time we log on to the Internet. Haley Mlotek reviews.
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The mysterious smile of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa has captivated viewers for generations, but the true identity of the Renaissance artist's most famous subject has eluded art historians for centuries. Now, a theory put forth by an Italian researcher posits that the image was primarily based on a young man who was Leonardo's apprentice and possible lover.

Silvano Vinceti, head of the National Committee for Cultural Heritage, believes that the Mona Lisa bears several striking similarities to Gian Giocomo Caprotti, known as Salai. He also examined infra-red scans of the world-famous artwork and compared it to other works by the master that Salai was known to have modeled for.
An Italian researcher claims the mysterious smile of the Mona Lisa may have belonged to Salai, a young boy who was Leonardo's apprentice and lover.
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Why are galleries so reluctant to reveal prices? The lack of price transparency is often one of the most baffling and frustrating things for art world outsiders to understand.

“I think artists are uncomfortable about, and do not wish to have their work discussed in terms of prices and market value, and what is selling and not selling," art dealer Augusto Arbizo, director and partner at New York's 11R gallery, told artnet News in an e-mail. "Prices aren't openly displayed because they want the work discussed in critical terms and historical context. That is why prices are often not so public."
Why are galleries so reluctant to openly display prices? We explain what determines price and how first time buyers can navigate art pricing.
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+Raphy Sarkissian spring greetings to you as well Raphy! good cheers as always!!
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Both museums and graphic designers are jumping on the 4/20 bandwagon, taking a close look at marijuana on National Marijuana Day.

The Oakland Museum of California has opened the exhibition "Altered State: Marijuana in California," which it claims is the first museum show to concentrate on the controversial plant. The show's contents range from fine art to protest posters and multimedia displays exploring the scientific, recreational, medicinal, and even religious aspects of pot.
It's National Marijuana Day, and both the Oakland Museum of California and Surface magazine have totally inhaled, devoting shows and designs to the kind bud
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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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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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Artexpo New York 2016
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April 14-17, 2016 — Pier 94, new art by 1000s of contemporary artists, painters, sculptors, illustrators

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Are there really only seven different types of beauty? | Art and design ...
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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

Go for the Gold
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It’s that time of year again. Time to enter the one true international illustration awards show. Open to all illustrators in all countries.

2015 | ARTnews
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Saint Helena, California, St. Louis, Missouri Winemaking (Bryant Family Vineyard) and insurance. American Masters of the 20th Century, Germa

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Easily add beautiful, epic, or vintage lighting to any footage in FCPX with ProFlare by Pixel Film Studios, a collection of over 150 profess

Indonesia to Get its First Modern and Contemporary Art Museum in 2017 | ...
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A rendering of the Museum MACAN facade.COURTESY MUSEUM MACAN A new institution in Jakarta, Indonesia, will be the country's first museum foc

PageCloud - The Web is about to change forever
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The world’s most advanced website publishing app. Built for designers, but designed for anyone with a browser.

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Eventos 06 · Performance inaugural · Sección Oficial Internacional 06 · Premio Instalación MADATAC · Salon des Refusés · Instalación Audiovi

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艺廊网作为独树一帜的O2O生活美学媒体和电商,与旗下艺廊生活+体验馆相结合,引领全球从创意到收藏的新模式。

You can actually ride in this electric drone - Times of India
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Ehang claims that the 184 drone can fly for 23 minutes after only two hours charging time, when carrying a maximum weight of 100kg -- around

Tugboat Printshop's Lush 'Overlook' Woodcut Print Rolls off the Press Af...
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Three years in the making, we first teased this phenomenal new woodcut print titled Overlook from Valerie Lueth and Paul Roden of Tugboat Pr

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just a stone throw from ritzy Yorkville, the Design Exchange a great place to visit and take in amazing design inspirations from designers of all specialization right in the heart of beautiful Toronto, Canada.
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amazing place, especially for children, but, adults will definitely enjoy it too. and although it's not in the rush of the city, it's only a short ride from the exciting entertainment venues at Yonge/Eglington. A great place year-round!
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with old world elegance and charm, this beautiful theatre center is a fabulous spot in the heart of the beautiful city of Toronto, Canada.
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a wonderful place for curious and creative folks, situated right in the heart of the city, and just across the street from the ROM (near Avenue Rd. & Bloor St.).
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a mainstay in the heart of the bustling city of Toronto, AGO is a fabulous was place to spent time viewing art masterpieces and other cultural treasures from the past and the present too.
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just a really awesome spot in the beautiful cosmopolitan city of Toronto. For year-round fun, it's hard to think of spending your urban moments any place else than at the lovely Harbourfront Centre and surround area.
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