Notes on a Quiet Life: Robert Benjamin at Denver Art Museum from HuffPo

Robert Benjamin’s photographs are post it notes from a quiet life lived and practiced. The father, husband, photographer shares his Chromogenic color prints for the first time in this exhibit at the Denver Art Museum that is not to be missed.

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Energy Effects and Objectophillia on adobeairstream.com

Is a Titan IV Stage II rocket engine a work of art? It was designed to fly to Saturn, but never made the journey. How about a B61 Thermonuclear Bomb? According to Adam Lerner and Paul Andersen, curators of Energy Effects: Art and Artifacts from the Landscape of Glorious Excess “nuclear weapons are designed to produce fear, and thereby they are made specifically to prevent their own use.” Try telling that to the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The Art of Selling Art on the Web

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.

Soldiers Faces

I saw Suzanne Opton’s “Soldier’s Face” billboard in Denver during the DNC. It was a powerful statement. The photographer has captured these soldier’s with their guard down. We all get to peer into their eyes and their souls. “I wanted to look into the face of someone who had seen something unforgettable.” Suzanne Opton said.…