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COVID-19 Murals: Inside the World of Pandemic-Inspired Street Art

The COVID-19 coronavirus has disrupted every aspect of life; social distancing and isolation have become a common practice. Even during this devastating time, artists remained active and tried to capture the effects of the virus through their lenses.

Some artists focused on the eerie silence left behind by the intense lockdowns from March to June, while others... | Read More

Your Virtual Can-Dos: Here Are 8 Virtual Museum Tours & Interesting Events to Enjoy

Today’s world is marked by uncertainty, stress, negative feelings, and lockdown measures. This year has been a challenging one, a year that taught us how to live purposefully, to look inside us, and take care of the dear ones. Everything has changed, including the way we travel and see art. Most industries were affected by this global pandemic and the restrictions that followed, and many... | Read More

Encouraging Voter Awareness Through Digital Art

In anticipation of the upcoming election, Goldman Global Arts and When We All Vote have partnered with thirteen diverse artists to create a digital art campaign that will be displayed in stadiums and arenas across the United States. Goldman Global Arts is a creative agency that curated the iconic Wynwood Walls in Miami and the Houston Bowery Wall in New York City. Michelle Obama’s... | Read More

Art Market Trends in Response to COVID-19

There is no industry that has gone untouched by the widespread disruption of the coronavirus. The art world, like all other sectors, is quickly grappling with rapidly evolving challenges.

Although there is no clear roadmap on how to move forward, the team at Huntington T. Block has seen a few trends among galleries, art dealers, collectors, artists, art fairs, and... | Read More

Painting Australia’s Bushfires: Eco-Grief & Artivism

By Tanya Ogilvie-White Bangalow, New South Wales, Australia

Eco-grief and Artivism: Both are new terms to me, but they’re beginning to define my life in Australia. As a wildlife artist and animal lover, I’ve been so deeply affected by the devastating bushfires that it’s been hard for me to focus on anything else.

Every day, I pour my heart... | Read More

Three Key Trends Guiding the Art Market in the New Year

2020 is poised to be a year of changes for the art market, driven by factors ranging from environmental changes to the effects of trade wars. Here is a look at three of the trends that Huntington T. Block Insurance Agency expects to make a major impact on the art market in the new year – globalization, climate change, and the escalation of art values.


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Piece of Work

Kris Gebhardt knows that physical well-being plays an integral role in an artist’s creativity and career success

By Priscilla Tallman

Kris Gebhardt is a piece of work—literally and figuratively. His art reflects the winding road that led him to the canvas; his body reflects the daily dedication to training that led him to physical health and mental stamina.

“I don’t... | Read More

Selling Art Sucks

How Ann Rea Makes Both Art and Money

By Jack Hamann

Ann Rea was once one of those artists. Stuck in a cubicle. Staring at a screen. Collecting modest paychecks for work entirely unrelated to the five years it took her to earn an art degree. And hating every minute of it.

“I had to pay back a student loan,” Rea recalls. “I had to pay a mortgage. I had to pay for adult life.... | Read More

Point Man

Jonathan Brender finds inspiration for his signature style in the pointillist artwork of Aborigines

By Lee Mergner

Venezuelan-born painter Jonathan Brender’s bright pointillism pieces have made him popular with collectors in the United States and Europe. The South Florida resident, who first received his artistic education in ceramics and sculpture, spoke with ABN contributor Lee... | Read More

Artexpo New York 2016: A Don’t-Miss Event

Photos by Robert J. Hibbs

For 38 years and counting, Artexpo New York has been changing the way people buy and sell art. An annual juried art show, Artexpo brings the biggest publishers, galleries, and collectors face-to-face with hundreds of established and emerging artists. It is exactly what it claims to be: the world’s largest fine-art marketplace. There, many of the world’s... | Read More

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