The Art of Outdoor Living – Patios that Inspire
Jun23

The Art of Outdoor Living – Patios that Inspire

The Art Quarterly contributors investigate 5 simple steps that you should include for artfully styled and designed outdoor patios. Feature article by Colorado based Design by Sundown.

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How Art Can Blow Apart Your Estate
Jun18

How Art Can Blow Apart Your Estate

Effective estate planning is a concern for many fine art collectors.  When works exceed a value of $50,000 the IRS is likely going to be interested.  Today’s article in Barrons by writer Karen Hube covers the reasons, antics and basic strategies required upon forming and managing your Estate with Fine Art. Source: How Art Can Blow Apart Your...

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Luis Jiminez Installation of Mustang… Hype?
Apr12

Luis Jiminez Installation of Mustang… Hype?

Strikingly Similar? Now I know all the hype that has surrounded Luis Jiminez’s Installation of Mustang as being publicly lauded and something the entire Western Region can be proud of, I say “You can’t be serious”. What a monstrosity! I mean come on, is this what we want international travelers to Denver to see? especially ones from Europe, that know good sculpture. If you have ever driven into or left DIA...

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Of Art and Advertisements, Grafitti and Greed
Sep08

Of Art and Advertisements, Grafitti and Greed

In October, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art will mount a retrospective of Japanese Pop artist Takashi Murakami’s work – including a functioning Louis Vuitton boutique that will sell the brand’s popular handbags, emblazoned with Murakami’s lively cherries or flowers. According to the officials at MOCA, the exhibition “symbolizes the interweaving of high art, mass culture and commerce that has become essential to Murakami’s...

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Factory Girl and Pop Art
Feb20

Factory Girl and Pop Art

The Beatnik/Pop Art era of the 50s and 60s in New York City was the precursor to the Counter Culture movement of the late 60s and early 70s. Emerging as it did out of a culturally repressive moment in time, that era saw an explosion of innovative ideas in art, poetry, music, politics, lifestyles, and popular philosophy. Last night I saw Director George Hickenlooper’s version of a corner of that historical moment focused around...

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