What Makes an Image an Icon?
Mar23

What Makes an Image an Icon?

What makes an image and icon? What is the secret behind the Mona Lisa, the Coca-Cola logo and the posterization of Che Guevara? Professor Martin Kemp explains what he thinks is the key to their success. Source: What Makes an Image an...

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Colorado’s Over the River – IS OVER
Jan27

Colorado’s Over the River – IS OVER

New Yorkers experienced it in Central Park.   Floridians experienced it between the causeways and Miami Beach.   Italians explored it most recently in the middle of a lake, Lake Iseo.   The self-funded works by Christo have exposed millions of patrons to temporary outdoor installations worldwide.   As was demonstrated with his (and his late wife’s) installation called The Gates, New York City gained an extra jolt to its artistic...

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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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Sotheby’s sells hand built Apple Computer
Jun15

Sotheby’s sells hand built Apple Computer

The role of the ever present computer has now become a historic relic.  Sotheby’s sold one of the the original hand built computers created by Steve Jobs and Stephan Wozniak.  For the fine art world, the auction is interesting with estimates beginning at $180,000 to 300,000 and ending at $374,500.   While a Warhol painting can command more, the fate of the contemporary gallery model comes to mind.   With 20 years of professional...

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