The Art of Questioning Art – Conceptual Art Series Part. 3

See a banana duct-taped to a school hallway, and you’d probably think it was a science experiment or a prank. Walk into a restaurant to find a banana taped to the wall, and you’ll wonder if someone from the kitchen has gone mad. But go to a world-renowned art fair and see a banana taped […]

Bruce Nauman: The Art and Irony of Revealing Mystic Truths

I don’t like to think about being an influence. It’s embarrassing. – Bruce Nauman Unfortunately for American artist Bruce Nauman, that’s precisely what he’s become – world-renowned, multi-awarded…influential. Considered one of the most prominent artists to emerge in the 1960’s art scene, Nauman’s passion for art would not develop until he was in college. Growing […]

How to Value “Conceptual Art” – Conceptual Art Series: Part. 2

In Part 1 of our Conceptual Art Series, we talked about how Marcel Duchamp changed the course of art history with the debut of his notorious 1917 Fountain, and how conceptual art has found a place for itself in the mainstream art world. But despite the 100 years that have passed since Duchamp took a […]

Conceptual Art: Why Is It So Difficult To Understand?

If you haven’t quite grasped what conceptual art is, don’t be too hard on yourself. Defining it is one thing, understanding it is something else and difficult, even for those who frequent the art circles. Conceptual art or conceptualism is art that has moved beyond traditional aesthetics or even materials. Conceptual art has been widely […]

Identical Twins: 3D Printing and Art Authenticity


As an online art platform, we’re always super interested in the intersection of art and technology and what that means for the art world. There are so many fascinating things happening in that space! And this one’s a doozie– when 3D printing meets art, how do we judge the authenticity? The Next Rembrandt The Next […]

How To Archive Conceptual Art

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It’s relatively easy to archive a painting, a drawing, a photograph, or even a sculpture—you can just take a picture (or several pictures) and add it to your files. Maybe they’re old-fashioned paper records or maybe it’s a digital archive, but the image is the central component. When we’re talking about conceptual art, however, it […]

Discovering the Undiscovered: Armory Show’s Focus This Year on African Art

The Armory Show is one of New York’s most famous and important international art fairs, offering high-quality modern and contemporary art with a focus on new and emerging voices in the visual arts world. 2016’s Armory Focus was African Perspectives—Spotlighting Artistic Practices of Global Contemporaries. It will examine the art world from a contemporary African […]