How to Exhibit and Sell Your Artwork

How to Exhibit and Sell Your Artwork

Say, you are an emerging artist looking to exhibit and sell your artwork. You’ve been toiling since art school, spending time, money, and resources on learning and perfecting your craft. Now, it’s time to think about art marketing, your branding, and place in artist communities. But as most of us know, making money as an […]

Art for Change: Future IDs Exhibition at Alcatraz

Art for Change: Future IDs Exhibition at Alcatraz

The use of artistic methods as therapeutic techniques for enhancing mental health and treating psychological disorders is known as art therapy. Integrating psychotherapeutic techniques with creativity is an approach to mental health that involves the process of creating art to help people explore their self-expression. Both creating and viewing art  can help one explore their […]

Lee Krasner the Painter: Bright Star in Her Own Right

Lee Krasner the Painter: Bright Star in Her Own Right

Thirty-three years after her passing, abstract expressionist Lee Krasner set a record for her legacy when her painting Shattered Light (1954) sold at Christie’s New York for $5.5 million. And just two years later in 2019, her painting The Eye is the First Circle (1960) shattered that record and doubled it when the painting sold for $11.65 million at […]

Evolution of Abstractions: Philip Guston Now

Evolution of Abstractions: Philip Guston Now

“I don’t know what a painting is; who knows what sets off even the desire to paint? It might be things, thoughts, a memory, sensations, which have nothing to directly with painting itself. They can come from anything and anywhere.”– Philip Guston Philip Guston was continually trying to define painting, calling it everything from an “illusion” […]

2019: The Year of Rembrandt

Today marks 350 years since Rembrandt’s death. In the remembrance of his celebrated artistic career, more than 400 Rembrandt masterpieces have come together for the exhibition, All the Rembrandts, at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The historic exhibit will feature 22 paintings and 60 drawings, along with over 300 prints.  Rembrandt is easily regarded as the […]

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 […]

Constantin Brancusi: Patriarch of Modern Sculpture

Constantin Brancusi’s"Sleeping Muse" sold for $57.36 million at the Christie’s auction in New York in 2017 | Image source:

“I pursue the inner, hidden reality, the very essence of objects in their own intrinsic nature.” ― Constantin Brancusi It takes fifteen seconds for the rosaries to get used to the dark and make sense of the elusive shapes they make of it; it takes a lifetime to understand Brancusi’s sculpture in all its magnificence […]

Why We Love Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo, center, in 1938. Left: her prosthetic leg with leather boot. Right: plaster corset painted by Frida Kahlo. © Diego Riviera and Frida Kahlo Archives, Banco de México; Nickolas Muray © The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art | Image source:

In 1954, self-taught Mexican artist Frida Kahlo died at the age of 47. But despite her short life, hundreds of admirers mourned and stood in the rain outside the Panteón Civil de Dolores where her funeral ceremony was held just before she was cremated. Why did so many love Frida? Because Frida loved Frida. Frida’s […]

Michelangelo, the Divine

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection. – Michelangelo

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection. – Michelangelo By the time the Metropolitan Museum of Art closed its exhibition “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer”  on February 12, 2018, it had brought in an astonishing 702,516 visitors during its short 3-month run, making it one of the Met’s most […]

Isamu Noguchi and His Art During Japanese Internment Camp

“For one with a background like myself, the question of identity is very uncertain. And I think it’s only in art that it was ever possible for me to find any identity at all.” – Isamu Noguchi It’s been 75 years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt would sign Executive Order 9066 which relocated and incarcerated […]