Andrea and Paula got married last weekend, and I made a portrait of the two of them to celebrate their wedding!
This is America’s Most Wanted, a painting which Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid created based on polls about what people like and do not like in art. It’s part of a series of paintings which reveals that, despite those who pretend to the contrary, artists are not free.
Red is one of those iconic colors. When I hear its name, I think of the particular shade that usually adorns stop signs. It’s hard for me to see red any other way.
Originality is no myth if you know what you’re looking for, and photographer Mark Andrews’ project de-classified is proof of that.
Is selling reproductions of your work—in limited editions or otherwise—a worthwhile source of additional income or a really bad idea?
For years, my dentist has been making my smile prettier, and recently I returned the favor by painting his portrait. Our exchange is an interesting story in this economy, and one that JoAnn Boatwright of the Hillsboro Argus wrote about.
On the cutting edge of copyright law is Mannie Garcia, a photographer who was nodding when he allowed his work to be pulled into this dispute, and Shepard Fairey, an artist who will hopefully get the plaintiff put away for stupidity.
It’s strange to think that six short years ago this building was the B&O Warehouse and I was acting in a performance piece that took over its seventh floor. Now it’s the Olympic Mills Commerce Center and I’m a painter in a group show in its gallery.
Complete means “having all the necessary or appropriate parts.” For a painting to be complete, it needs its subject.
There was a time when I refused to title a painting by anything more than its subject’s name. But René Magritte’s Rape helped me to see how titling a work can strengthen it instead of detracting from it.
I can’t listen in on every conversation had about my work, so I do the next best thing: I provide an anonymous venue for commentary which asks all the questions I wish I could ask of my viewers. After all, art isn’t art without feedback from the audience.
It may not seem like the smartest move when trying to establish oneself as a working artist, but giving away work can be part of a very effective business model.