Barry McGee. Untitled, 2011. Wood, paint, electric motor. 45 x 6-1/2 x 23 inches (114.3 x 16.5 x 58.4 cm)
2014 May 10 Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Benefit Auction #572
The proceeds from The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Benefit Auction will benefit future acquisitions and programming for the Director’s Council FOCUS Exhibition Series. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is dedicated to collecting, presenting, and interpreting international developments in post – World War II art in all media and creating a welcoming environment for its public appreciation. The Modern promotes understanding and interest in art and artists through curatorial research and publications, and a variety of educational programs, including lectures, guided tours, classes, and workshops.
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pricing. seriously, i think this is one of the most challenging parts of
building your own little biz.
last week i recommended an ebook called earn what you deserve. this book does not give you a magic formula for figuring out your pricing. what it does do is tackle the underlying issues you need to consider before you can really charge what you are worth.
let me say that again. no pricing advice in the world is going to help you
if you do not have a sense of the value of your work.
earn what you deserve is going to help you do that. with it, you consider
what it means to be a biz owner, tackle your own beliefs about money and finances, figure out the true cost of doing business, look at new ways of marketing and selling, and start to build your own sense of value in your work and your product. once you have done that, then what?
well it is time to look at what you have been charging for your product. as
promised i have compiled a list of tips, advice and strategies from all
over the place that may help you with this. this is not a step-by-step
formula for figuring out your price. (if i ever find the elusive, magic
step-by-step formula for pricing i will share it immediately!) what i have
done is a lot of research into different strategies and taken the bits and
pieces that make sense to me and apply them to what i do. so i am sharing those bits and pieces with you here.
first, let’s get your head in the game…
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A study reveals structural differences between the brains of artists and non-artists.
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View, download, comment, and rate this 1280×800 http://www.artspacegallery.com/sorayama/sorayama02/body_sorayama02.html Wallpaper
Deanna Dahlsad‘s insight:
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This is the original artwork created by Maly Siri for our Valentine Card. Be my Secret Valentine, 16×20 inches, watercolor and pencil on Arches art board. We have been given the unique opportunity to sell this original piece of art first before it goes to Maly’s exclusive showing in Paris! Shipping charges will be paid to Maly Siri as this artwork will ship directly to you from her studio in Canada.
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I have been a history fan since the day I first noticed old buildings with the carved and sculpted stonework, the majestic columns and the extras, like gargoyles. My Mother loves antiques. We still have some of the massive pieces of furniture which she told me were called Canadiana, over 100 years old made from trees far older than that even. The wood has become soft to the touch and the colour is lighter than the finished wooden furniture.
Anyway, nothing lasts forever. Isn’t that the sad part of history, architecture and antiques?
This is why I have always enjoyed finding vintage and antique postcards of old Canadian cities, towns and places I have been in the current time. In the old postcards you can see some of what once was and how a building (still standing) looked when it was new. The street views are my favourites. Horses still in the streets, sometimes sharing it with vehicles and sometimes, just horses and buggies. People along the sidewalks, some close enough to see a pattern in their clothes and the trimmings on their hats. Those were real, living people. Not a design someone created to add features to an illustration.
What do you think about when you see an old postcard? Travels? History? Collectibles and antiques? Maybe you see them for the art they are too?
ArtSnacks is like a magazine subscription — only instead of a magazine arriving every month in your mailbox, you’ll get 4 or 5 different art products to try out.
Honestly, it’s a bit more pricey than a magazine subscription; prices start at $20 a month (with free shipping for those in the US). But it’s far more likely to get you past inspiration into actually making something.
ArtSnacks is brought to you by Sarah and Lee Rubenstein, the brother-and-sister team behind EatSleepDraw. More details here.
In Sweden, artist Carolina Falkholt was commissioned to paint a large mural in a new secondary school (about 7th grade to 10th grade in the US), with the subject related to technology, science and the school’s proximity to the sea. What did Falkholt paint? A huge happy vagina!
Deanna Dahlsad‘s insight:
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Although Dalston in North London is home to a plethora of wonderful street art, this temporary, ahem, installation immediately catches the eye. Naïve, somewhat introspective but with a dark humor, this bears all the hallmarks of one of the UK’s foremost artists and should really be saved for the nation before the elements destroy it. Although the name of the artist is not known for certain, I suspect that Tracey Emin may have been slumming it again.
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Our media has the tendency to bombard us with dehumanizing images of the female body. Instead of presenting women as fully-realized individuals, it dissects us into sexualized parts like “breast,” “butt,” or “thigh.” The photographer Roger Weiss explains this sort of objectification thusly: “The image of women of our times has been reduced to a pattern, a combination of codes and models that lead to the woman/individual instead of the other way around.”
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Anita Steckel, Just Waiting for the Bus, Photo-montage, 1969–70
“In the 1960s and 1970s, Anita Steckel fought for the public acceptance of explicitly sexual art made by women, as part of the broader feminist art movement that was pushing for a revolution in the gender dynamics that continued to stifle women artists. Steckel’s photo-montages provocatively revamped existing imagery, often adding nudity and references to sexuality in order to vividly convey timely social or political messages.
Selections from Steckel’s archive are currently on view in NMWA’s Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center. Papers, photographs, and art illustrate her boundary-pushing art and activism.”
Equal Exposure: Anita Steckel’s Fight Against Censorship
National Museum of Women in the Arts, until May 09 2014
See more at: http://nmwa.org/learn/library-archives/library-exhibitions#sthash.zfJaG7ox.dpuf
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“Jemima Robinson has been living in Kenya for a little more than a year, long enough to understand that rape, be it reported or unreported, is a serious problem here.
It’s so serious that she felt compelled to talk about it, not in words but visually, through a three-dimensional installation entitled ‘327 Unreported’ which is currently up at Kuona Trust through December 20th.”
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Mexican photographer Eunice Adorno captures women from rural Mennonite communities in her series Flower Woman. Despite being unable to speak German, Adorno manages a candid peek into their daily lives.
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“ Gustaf Tenggren’s World on We Heart It – http://weheartit.com/entry/50266815/via/klacinda
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My punk rock mermaids!
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A (not so) long time ago, in a galaxy (not so) far, far away, one revolutionary artist decided to collapse the distinction between high art and pop culture, prized masterpiece and consumer object. The result: “Star Warhols.”
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Alone Time is a photo series by Canadian artist JJ Levine, in which he configures one model into two different genders within the same frame.
Artist JJ Levine speaks about his process and inspiration, and debuts a new photo on BuzzFeed.
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Garry Winogrand used to say that he took photographs of things to see what they would look like as photographs. He took a lot of them. He photographed relentlessly: crowds, zoos, dogs, cars, parties, sidewalks, train stations and women, always more women. He’d describe a good night as “thirty-five rolls.” A good year might involve a thousand. He was always slow about editing. He had a rule that he wouldn’t even look at an exposure for a year, so that emotion wouldn’t cloud his judgment, but towards the end of his life he wasn’t even doing that anymore. He just let his rolls pile up in trash cans and in the fridge.
When he died, of gallbladder cancer in 1984, he left behind more than half a million exposures. Most of them were unedited. Most of them he had never even looked at. Winogrand had always been prolific—but this was something else: three hundred thousand pictures (at a minimum), barely sorted, unorganized, with no indication of why or when they were taken.
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