Vlasic does more than just capture the likeness of the individual and their essence. Part of her art, is in selecting interesting, unique and fascinating people. She prefers those who have life experience and unusual personalities. “Pretty people aren’t as interesting,” Vlasic said. Another important element of this work is that she has consciously selected poses and images of these that eliminates sexuality from the nude. Her portraits alter their subjects in a way that their tattoos cannot.
The primary buyers of art seem to be hotels, hospital and blue-chip billionaires hedging their funds in Warhols and Picasso’s. Collectors are not spending their discretionary income because their walls are already filled. Artwork Network doesn’t claim to be an art expert and they are not representing artists. For them, art is a product and they are a tool to help sell that product. Perhaps websites like Artwork Network can build their brand around a new kind of art buyer, one that doesn’t have to know the difference between acrylic and oil, whose willing to spend $500 for something because they like it and it matches the furniture, and for whom art is not a luxury but a necessity.
From Denver to Las Vegas, the Grammy’s to the Tobin Collection at the McNay Art Museum and updates on new grant programs for the state of Colorado and attendance results for the arts in the Mountain Region as well as a video of Embrace! at the Denver Art Museum. Leanne Goebel covers it all for adobeairstream.com.
What do a business man, a sports guy and Bruce Mau all have in commong? Denver’s Biennial of the Americas, which proudly touts itself as a biennial with scientists and thinkers. But what about the art?
In our desire to fix what is wrong with the art market, we cannot crush the life from the Art. We need fewer artists doing the same thing and more artists pushing the boundaries stretched by artists from the past. We need independent voices willing to speak out and act as regulators of the marketplace – not regulators of the Art. We need critics willing to debate and stand up for what they believe. We need to recognize that there are artists all over the world quietly making interesting and challenging art, overlooked by the system and market.
We need fewer artists doing the same thing and more artists pushing the boundaries stretched by artists from the past. We need independent voices willing to speak out and act as regulators of the marketplace—not regulators of the Art. We need critics willing to debate and stand up for what they believe. We need to recognize that there are artists all over the world quietly making interesting and challenging art, overlooked by the system and market.
IS GLITZY ART ON THE WAY OUT? Prices aren’t the only thing different about the art on offer at ABMB [Art Basel Miami Beach] this year: tough economic conditions have also influenced what many dealers have brought and what many collectors are buying. Eventually, the times may also affect what art is made. In a…
The Miami Herald has a fun article on the results of Art Basel. Read it here. And play along by watching the video and trying to guess how much the art costs. Equal parts let’s party while Rome is burning and wait a minute, this art fair circuit is not just about bloated sums of…
Art Basel, the largest art fair in America ended yesterday in Miami. Results this week will likely be mixed. Some art sold, but much went untouched. Crowds were smaller and some galleries bowed out. Hotels were easier to find. But celebrities were still sighted and parties still happened. According to Reuters, art was down but…
Carol Vogel reports on the results of the Christie’s auction on Nov. 12 in the NYTimes. This includes the sale of works on paper by former Lehman Brother’s CEO Richard Fuld and his wife Kathy. Copyright Leanne Goebel. May not be used without permission.