Art Quote of the Day

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Paula Hayes - Hand Blow Terrariums

It bugs me when people get their websites so Flash'd and Flickr'd up that it's hard to link to them in a meaningful way, but I do think Paula does some cool stuff.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Tufte: Art and Information Design

Edward Tufte is a true polymath whose site offers a range of fascinating ideas and images across a range of topics. The purely artistically minded among you will find the most interesting pages to be here, here, and perhaps even here.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Money on The Wall
Great series of stories on art in the December Vanity Fair.
MONEY ON THE WALL: "From Shanghai to Greenwich, Connecticut, contemporary art is being snatched up faster than the paint can dry, at eye-rattling prices. Ingrid Sischy quizzes five prominent insiders on the forces fueling a multi-billion-dollar industry."
THE SUBJECT AS STAR: Avant-garde director and designer Robert Wilson's latest sensation? The life-size high-definition-video portrait. Previewing Wilson's renditions of Brad Pitt, Steve Buscemi, and other stars, Bob Colacello reports on how—for $150,000—art patrons can commission the performance of a lifetime.
ELI BROAD'S BIG PICTURE: With a $5.8 billion wallet, Eli Broad has built a major art collection and changed the landscape of the museum world—not to mention downtown L.A. Bob Colacello sizes up a philanthropic powerhouse. Photographs by Dennis Hopper and Todd Eberle.
V.F.'S JAZZ AGE CANVAS: Editor Frank Crowninshield gave modernism a home in the pages of Vanity Fair. Sampling the magazine's archives from 1914 to 1936, David Friend presents commanding portraits of such masters as Chagall, Matisse, and Picasso. THE ART UNIVERSE: Where astronomers fear to tread, V.F. maps the constellations, pulsars, and planets of the international art scene.
THE NEW NEW YORK SCHOOL: Using hip-hop heraldry, laptop sorcery, and good old paint-smeared hot pants, a new generation is making it big. Ingrid Sischy and Todd Eberle frame eight of tomorrow's museum stars.
THE WAY THEY WORK: With a nod to Alexander Liberman's The Artist in His Studio, A. M. Homes and Hedi Slimane capture the aesthetics of Banks Violette and Mathew Cerletty.
ENFANT TERRIBLE: For five decades, François-Marie Banier has used every medium to record the life around him and his "family"—Dalí, Yves Saint Laurent, and Johnny Depp among them. Amy Fine Collins explains why he's still Paris's beloved bad boy. Photographs by Jonathan Becker.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Art relocation

I am an artist who has been selling and showing work slowly but steadily over the last ten years since I got out of graduate school. Because I have had a teaching job during that time, I've had to juggle my teaching and art business activitities. I sold my house in AZ and moved back to my hometown in SC. I have a theory that, while moving to culturally active urban areas used to be the thing to do if you were starting out as an artist, this is no longer the case. I think that in order to survive in this debased fractured post-modern art market, small town America may be a better option for me. The cost of living is the main thing. I have many friends who have moved to larger urban areas and racked up considerable debt without really making much money selling their work. Can I manage and expand my art career from this remote location? I have a larger studio for less money and a much larger house than I had in AZ. I have a big chunk of money from selling my house in az with which I can promote my career. Will this work? David

Monday, June 05, 2006

Welcome To Artocracy!
This is the original home of artist-driven action for discussion, review, and education about art, as well as promotion and sales of original works of painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, installation and performance art.

To join the network, get linked, and start posting, send an email to Me . Please provide a link to your website, or a link to representations of your work online, if available. I look forward to hearing from you all!
- BB

UPDATE 1/10/07:
Let me clarify: this blog site is an open-source forum supporting artist-driven discussion, review, education and action related to art and the art world.

Anyone can join, and anyone can post entries on issues that artists and art lovers care about. Blog entries and subsequent discussion could include the exchange of ideas about the promotion and sale of original works of painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, installation, and performance art, etc.