Monday, January 30, 2012

Middle Eastern Art In America

Kezban Arca Batibeki's Hairy Tale 2011, mixed media,
embroidery and collage on canvas
The New York market for contemporary art from a wide range of Middle Eastern countries has been rapidly expanding in recent years. The growing ranks of  successful Middle Eastern artists have been increasing. Galleries and fairs provide a rough estimate to measure the growth of the market.

The number of people who came to the last  Dubai art fair which is held each year reached a total of 20,000 people attending surpassing the 2010 total of 18,000 people and the 2009 total of 14,000 people. organizers said. The 2011 edition also saw 60 museum groups in attendance.

It is good to see the art industry get a little more multicultural. I am going to be guest blogging for my friend in about a week fore now and I will keep you updated on that. If you want to be even more updated about what I am doing follow me on twitter @AllTypeOfArt

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Most Inspirational Video You Will Ever See

Very inspirational poem. He explains why he loves Jesus and hates religion. He shows us that religion might not be correct all the time. He shows you not to mask yourself and say your a good Christan because you go to church. I would recommend this video to everyone and anyone. Please check it out it will change your life.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Best Young Arists

In less than one decade Kehinda Wiley has come to enjoy the kind of art-world acclaim most young artist only dream of. He operates out of three studios one in New York one in Beijing and one in Senegal. His larger than life portraits sell for up to 250,000 dollars and have been bought by major collectors as well as institutions like Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Walker Art Center. He has had nine solo shows and major overviews at the Brooklyn Museum and the Studio Museum in Harlem he reached allot these great achievements before he reached the age of 33.

This is amazing what this young man has done he has changed art forever. Because sometimes when people think of art they think it is too hard to get into and that you have to have a bunch of years under your belt before you become famous. But Mr.Wiley has broken that barrier. He has reached a part of career that some of the older artists will not even come close too.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Top Five Songs This Week

1. Set Fire To The Rain By Adele

2. Good Feeling by Flo Rida

3. Sexy And I Know It By LMFAO

4. We Found Love By Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris
5. Turn Me On David Guetta Featuring Nicki Minaj

Friday, January 20, 2012

VIP Fair Gets 1 Million Dollars In Funding

Screen Shot Of The Fair
On the day before it's second annual run (Feb 3-8) organizer of the VIP Art Fair, Which is the first ever virtual art fair is being held entirely online. Announced new funding and management appointments. Organizers of the fair announced the closing of the first round of funding by two well known international investors, Selmo Nissebaum  (Brazilian Art Collector) who is a partner in Personale Investimentos and Phillip Keir (a media and arts specialist and founder of NextMedia). Together the invested a total of 1 MILLION dollars into the fair.

I think this online fair is awesome because maybe you really want to see the fair but it is on the other side of the globe and you might not have enough money for a trip, You don't have to buy a plane ticket or a bus ticket or a train ticket you can see the entire fair from your computer. Also if you are a artist in the fair you will get more recognized. Because maybe 1,000 people might see your painting in a regular fair but in the online fair the numbers keep going on and on and on for the amount of views you could get. I think the investors are smart to invest into something like this.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

The White Horse Stalled At The Gate

Model of the sculpture The White Horse
Sitting in a London studio among remnants of past projects the topic arises to make a 170-foot high White horse sculpture in Kent County but the project is on hold as they are trying to raise the £12 million to make the sculpture. “It was ‘hooray,’ and then the credit crunch happened,” Wallinger says. Asked if he thinks whether The Whit Horse will reach the finishing post. At first he hesitates then says I’m a half-full, half-empty glass it varies. I would hope it would, but I’m prepared for disappointment.”

Even though he is a very respected painter, Wallinger much prefers to work in mediums that accepts the viewer interaction. And his sometimes outlandish art reflects political news, religious views and historical preoccupations. For Sleeper he spent ten nights in a BEAR suit prowling around Berlin's Neue Nationalgalerie and in the Turner Prize for State Britain, a re-creation of an antiwar campaigner’s 141-foot-long protest camp outside London’s Houses of Parliament. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Trove To a Brillant Artist

The Walker Art Center first brought the Merce Cunningham Dance Company to Minneapolis in 1963 for a performance of the choreographer's Antic Meet (1958). For this Cunningham had Robert Rauschenberg design and make the set pieces and costumes which were hand painted tank tops with a tattoo-style eagle holding an American flag in its beak and white scrunched-up parachutes for dresses that bounced to the slapstick effect as the dancers went through there routine. 
A hand-painted unitard from Summerspace, 1958

Now two years since Cunningham died at the age of 90 and after five decades of supporting his works of art through many hardships he finally received a trove of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company's set pieces, costumes, painted backgrounds and props made in collaborations with artists such as Rauschenberg, John Cage, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, and Roy Lichtenstein, as well as some younger artists such as Ernesto Neto, Charles Long, Daniel Arsham, and Rei Kawakubo.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Three Musicians

From the distance looks and dark expressions the Trio would not be my first choice to have at a party. The Three Musicians is a popular masterpiece. It has been in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art for over half a century! Almost always on view you cant miss this masterpiece. In 1944 it was painted and it has stayed at the Museum of Modern Art since then.

Léger is the least recognized of the three founding Cubists. Picasso and Barque being the earlier creators. Léger’s Cubist works present traditional subjects such as still life, landscape and the figure.The Three Musicians, with its larger-than-life figures, is odd. “It is perhaps something apart,” Léger said.

I really do love this piece because it lets you think. Like what is the background of the trio and what have they done in there lives. By there expressions it makes them look like they have maybe killed someone or done something of that sort.The artist makes you feel that they are not just musicians. But everyone sees things differently post a comment below telling me what you see.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Top Five Songs This Week

 1.  Set Fire To The Rain Adele

 2. Good Feeling By Flo Rida (This Weeks Favorite)

3. Sex And I Know It By LMFAO

4. We Found Love By Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris

5. Someone Like You By Adele

Friday, January 13, 2012

Alice Walton's Way

 Fitting the new Crystal Bridges Museum into the taxonmy of American art museums has been pretty diffcult. Fianced by Walmart heiress Alice Walton the project has inspired to be called " a muesum that will demand attenion on a GLOBAL scale" and "a fig leaf for corporate greed and raw exploitation." Now the doors are open to the public.

The muesum which opened in November stands within a 120-acre park in Bentonville, Arkansas. Bentonville who has a population of 35,000 people is Alice Waltons childhood home. The location where her fathers Sam Waltons first five-and-dime store and now the site of Walmart's headquaters. The city maintains a picturesque small town.

What the public can expect to see, according to art historian John Wilmerding, who has served as one of Walton’s primary advisers, is a collection that ranks “in the top half dozen of American-art museums, maybe higher.”

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

'Droit de Suite' Debate

On both sides of the Atlantic the issue of artists' resale rights have jumped into conversation again. As of the start of 2012 the U.K which in 2006 adopted a resale royalty law for living artists in 2006, expaned that law so it applies to artists deceased 70 years or less. Dealers and autioneers are going to be closely watching the effect it has on sales in the year to come, expetically since the new application will apply to far more sales which also are likely to be of higher average value.

Jussi Pylkkänen president Chistie's Europe said "extension of the artists'  resale right to deceased European artist's."

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Artist as Philantropist

Shepeard Fairey's The Future is Unwritten, 2011 is the
first in the "Artist as Activist"
In the after math of the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina, in August 2005 Representatives of the New York based Mitchell Foundation reached out the arts community in a huge effort to help. After talking with individual artists and arts-organization leaders the
foundations executive director said "we realized that returning to the studio and finding a way to continue work following the flood was a major challenge for New Orleans artists.

In September 2005 The foundation mad its first emergency grants to artists since then more than 3 million dollars in grants have gone out to artists in need all over New Orleans.

I think this is a great thing these people are doing. Helping out artist in need to get jobs in doing what they love. In the economy these days it is really hard to find a job with good pay that you actually like and a job where people can be home with there family rather than traveling.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Top Five Songs This Week

1. I Care By Beyonce

2. You Da One By Rihanna

3. Sexy And I know It LMFAO

4. Domino By Jessie J

And My Personal Favorite This week Coming At 5. Ray Charles By Chiddy Bang

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Southern Comforts

Robert Gwathmey's 1962, oil on
canvas, sold for an artist's record of $72,000 at auction
On November 17 a sale of American Art At the Swann Galleries set a new all time new record for work by social realist painter Robert Gwathmey. Mr.Gwathmey is most famous for his depictions of African American Life in the South. Prologue II, an oil canvas sold for 72,000 meeting the estimate of 60,000/90,000. The previous artist record of 33,350 dollars was set in 1995. The Prologue II more than doubles that.

Why I think this piece of artwork is so loved by people is because it is a honest depiction of the hardships the slaves had to endure. It shows the ugly past of America and what we have done to overcome and not go back to our old ways of slavery.  

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