Art Basel Miami Beach – Alternative Education
Dec30

Art Basel Miami Beach – Alternative Education

Recently, The Art Quarterly sponsored a youth photography award.  The winning photographer was awarded an all expense paid weekend at America’s top fine art destination: Art Basel Miami Beach.  The 2016 award was selected from national submissions.  Entries were based on 2 photographs only from each submission. The 2016 recipient was Denver-based youth photographer, Mr. Nathan Anisimov.   This inspiring young man has had a knack...

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RED – a color to embrace, hate or love
Dec13

RED – a color to embrace, hate or love

Color theory is widely used to sell everything from products to philosophies. Over time, one color more than others has risen to the top.  RED. Famous brands like Ferrari are associated first with Red.  Jewish mysticism equates red with the auspiciousness of Ezekiel’s Chariot and Gevurah.  Valentines is adorned in it – the rose, the lips, the passions. Similarly, caution and evil have been wrapped in all of its shades. Red...

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America honors Presidential Medal of Freedom
Nov24

America honors Presidential Medal of Freedom

  In a likely last ditch effort to expose the true diversity of what has made America great, President Obama held a ceremony for 21 influencers among us.  The lucky 21 were a swatch of scientists, actors, athletes, architects and musicians amongst others.   While Bill and Melinda Gates received their honor from the President, almost all of the actors and performers were in lock step with how America became so revered and...

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Tate Modern Opens: The Radical Eye
Nov16

Tate Modern Opens: The Radical Eye

What does it take to be an exceptional photography collector?  The Radical Eye at the Tate Modern, London opened last week with the exploration of Sir Elton John’s personal photography collection. His first photograph acquired at auction made him take note.   The 1993 acquisition of Man Ray’s 1932 “Glass Tears” set a historic price at the time – he acquired the vintage photograph at Sothebys for almost...

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After Antoine Verglas – America’s Bruni
Nov12

After Antoine Verglas – America’s Bruni

The fact that a dabbler in the Casino business placed his bets right is one way to look at President-elect Trump’s victory. Another is in “The Art of the Photo.” For a society consumed by social media – not regular media, America has placed a Model and a Lion into our most cherished office. Melania Trump met Donald during her modeling career. Photographer Antoine Verglas narrowed his subject into a few poses....

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