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You are Invited to participate in the Cover and Content Competition to be published in the Art & Beyond International Online Magazine

This is a unique opportunity to be published and get presented by Art & Beyond March/April issue at the Spectrum Indian Wells International Art Fair 2016 in addition to the regular distribution to galleries, museums and art consultants.

Deadline February 17, 2016

To apply go to  http://www.artandbeyondpublications.com/cover-competition/
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It's no secret that the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a major New York city tourist attraction, but did you know it generated over $946 million in spending in New York last year?

The massive number comes courtesy of a study conducted by the museum's office of market research, which estimates that a large percentage of that amount was generated by this summer's three blockbuster exhibitions: "China: Through the Looking Glass," "The Roof Garden Commission: Pierre Huyghe," and "Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends."
A new report from the Metropolitan Museum of Art shows that the institution generated an estimated $94.6 million in tourist spending last year.
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With so many shows about art and the Internet lately, it’s hard to remember a time when it was unexpected that artists would ever rely on machinery and electronics, but, in 1971, when the Los Angeles County Museum of Art opened “Art and Technology,” critics were surprised. The show was the result of experiments engineered at a lab staged at the museum—artists were paired with technologists, who then helped artists realize technically complex projects. Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, R.B. Kitaj, and Robert Rauschenberg all participated in the program, and some of their projects were then exhibited at the museum. Many of the works were never completed for various reasons, causing the show to fail to live up to critics’ expectations. 
Installation view of "Electronic Superhighway (2016 – 1966)" at the Whitechapel Gallery.STEPHEN WHITE With so many shows about art and the Internet lately,
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Against a mood of anxiousness framed by last week's Impressionist and modern art sales, and last night's sale at Phillips, which all struggled to meet their lower estimates, Sotheby's entered the fray with a 55 lot sale this evening with an estimate of £60.2-86.1 million ($87 to $100.5 million) after four major lots had been withdrawn.
This year's $100 million evening sale at Sotheby's London proved to be an interesting one, with lots of ups and downs. Lucian Freud's painting was a winner.
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Every year Design Indaba invites South Africans to vote for the Most Beautiful Object In South Africa (MBOISA). How we vote determines what our idea of beauty is as South Africans, be it a physically beautiful object, or a beautifully functional object that can change lives.

The 10 nominations for MBOISA are chosen by influential cultural commentators, and can include anything from fashion, food, architecture, art, and more. Amongst the 2016 nominees are two fashion designers, a design company focused on beautifying learning spaces for children, the Bottle-2-Build project that builds classrooms out of bottles, and a wooden skateboard made from KZN hardwood.

We have chosen the three nominees that most inspired us, but don't take our word for it, check out all the nominees for MBOISA and cast your vote for Most beautiful Object in South Africa.
Meet three inspiring South African designers, from a Basotho blanket coat, to a KZN hardwood longboard, these designers are South Africa
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thanks Andrzej, and always appreciate your thoughts and feedback. You are truly an inspirational, creative person to know. Good cheers my friend!
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The world’s largest and finest collection on the art of photography is to be created in London when more than 400,000 objects transfer from the National Media Museum (NMM) in Bradford to the Victoria and Albert Museum, in a move described as historic by both institutions.

The bulk of the objects being moved are part of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) collection, charting the invention and development of photography over 200 years. They include works by British photography pioneers William Henry Fox Talbot, who invented the negative/positive process for producing photographs, and Julia Margaret Cameron, known for her gorgeous, pre-Raphaelite-inspired portrait photography. The world’s first negative, daguerreotypes, early colour photographs and about 8,000 cameras will also be transferred, joining the V&A’s collection of 500,000 photographs.
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This essay addresses valuing art by a single artist for estate tax purposes. The difficulty is that the art will likely be sold years into the future because the market will not absorb the bulk of the art by one artist any time soon after the date-of-death valuation date. So the issue is to determine how much art could be sold, years and years (most likely) into the future, and at what price. Conceptually, the art would be sold by the estate to an investor, or consortium of investors, for investment and ultimate resale. Its value is the amount the buyer and investor would pay to the estate for his investment in the artist's art inventory.
When an artist dies and suddenly the market is flooded with many works by one artist, how do experts appraise their value?
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"We came in as a pop-up last year trying to see if there was a market for us," 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair director Touria El Glaoui told artnet News in a phone interview. Based on 2015's inaugural success, the fair, which will take place at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn from May 6–8, will be even more robust in its second year in New York, with a carefully-curated selection of 17 galleries.

In its Brooklyn edition, it can afford to be choosy. Unlike the original London fair, which was founded in 2013 and accepts applications, 1:54 New York is strictly invitation-only. The fair takes its name from the 54 countries in Africa, and does its best to be fully-representative of the continent. To that end, the 60 artists featured in this year's fair hail from an impressive 25 countries.
Once again, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair comes to Red Hook's Pioneer Works for Frieze Week, with a slate of 17 galleries and 60 African artists.
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Galleries and auction houses are always searching for emerging art collectors who they can bring into the fold. With the art market boom in recent years, there's been a proliferation of young international collectors with passion for art, and pocketbooks to back it up.

Below are 12 collectors who have been making names for themselves in the wild and ever-changing world of art.
These young art collectors are rising international stars, from Tiffany Zabludowicz and Amar'e Stoudemire to Fabiola Beracasa Beckman. See who made the cut.
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Nigerian-born fashion designer, writer, afrobeat artist and attorney Walé Oyéjidé and tailor Sam Hubbler are the duo behind the Philadelphia-based menswear brand, Ikiré Jones. Combining West African aesthetics with Neapolitan tailoring, the brand strives to create collections that tell a story. The fashion editorial for its latest collection, After Migration tells the story of African asylum-seekers living in Italy.
Ikiré Jones’ new menswear collection, After Migration frames African immigrants in Italy.
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The South China Morning Post makes some interesting points about the ongoing battle between Hong Kong and Singapore to gain cultural dominance over art in Asia. Hong Kong has the market traffic but…
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Where one door closes another one opens up. Currently this rosy cliché partly describes the fortunes of the African art market. In the wake of reports that recent auctions sputtered in New York, London and Moscow, one region seems to defy the gloomy trends. Today talk of an African art market bonanza is all the rage—as are hopeful parallels to the last serious international art boom, the Chinese art market.

The trade in modern and contemporary African art, long characterized as sluggish, has begun moving towards what optimists consider full-on bull market territory. Upbeat estimates of the health and future of the region's arts business abound both inside and outside the continent. The latest to declare the continent to be awash in newly profitable possibilities is the Africa Art Market Report 2014, a review published in December 2015.

A study that includes regional and country-by-country highlights, the report concludes that the “Africa modern and contemporary art market is increasingly attracting the attention of buyers, both local and international" while identifying several structural and macroeconomic rationales for the continent's newfound brio.
Christian Viveros-Faune examines the Africa Art Market Report, the latest to declare the continent to be awash in newly profitable possibilities.
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Introduction
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
Employment
  • 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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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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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

New Hand and Laser Cut Paper Microbes by Rogan Brown
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Artist Rogan Brown (previously) recently completed work on his latest menagerie of paper microorganisms titled Magic Circle. The collection

Cut Rice Paper Sculptures of Twisting Rollercoasters by Bovey Lee
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Early last year, artist Bovey Lee (previously) made the move from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles, experiencing the overwhelming emotions and turm

SHoP architects to help rebuild 50 public schools in nepal
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following the 2015 earthquake in nepal, SHoP architects has partnered with kids of kathmandu to help rebuild 50 public schools in the harde

Q&A: The Right to Remain Relevant: Curator Tobias Berger’s Plan to U...
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The head of art of a major new initiative to transform Hong Kong's onetime Central Police Station into an arts center discusses the city's c

Art Basel in Miami Beach 2015: The Definitive Sales Report
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Sales were fast and furious in the opening days of the fair, but one connoisseur tells us collectors refuse to be pressured and are spending

Artist creates tiny galaxies with glass | Design Indaba
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Japanese glass artist Satoshi Tamizu places a tiny universe in each piece he creates.

Global Art Awards 2016 - Tokyo International Art Fair - Best Artist Awards!
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Tokyo International Art Fair 13-14 May 2016 will be hosting The Global Art Awards on 14th May starting at 4pm. Open to all Artists worldwide

randian - Why Abstract Painting still Matters – recent London Shows
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Heimo Zobernig. Simon Lee Gallery (12 Berkeley Street, London W1J 8DT) Oct 13 – Nov 14, 2015. Oscar Murillo: binary function. David Zwirner

The Rise of the Tribal Art Market | AMA | Art Media Agency
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Art Media Agency (AMA) is an international newswire, focused on the art market. AMA’s archives contain more than 30,000 articles (15,000 in

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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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