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Articles from Vol. 28, No. 2, February

2001 Association & Industry Guide
American Association of Museums 1575 Eye Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20005 (202) 289-1818 Fax: (202) 289-6578 American Society of Appraisers 555 Herndon Parkway, Suite 125 Herndon, VA 20170 (703) 478-2228 Fax: (703)742-8471 Web site: www.apo.com...
Animals on Parade
Cities worldwide are bringing art (and animals) to the people with wildly popular painting pigs, cows, ponies, fish and more. It's a barnyard out there. Cows, horses, pigs and fish are stampeding and swimming through the streets from New York to...
ArtAffairs, Bulldog Products to Offer Print on Demand Services
TORONTO--Through a new partnership, ArtAffairs.com and BullDog Products have announced that they will deliver a wide range of printing supplies and printers online to help support a print-on-demand service. Owned by Digital Pulse Inc., BullDog Products...
Art Dealers Association of America Presents Art Show 2001
NEW YORK--From Feb. 22 to 26, 70 of the nation's leading art dealers will exhibit paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints and photographs at the 13th annual Art Show. One of the most important art fairs in the United States, the exhibition will feature...
Artexpo NY to Feature Design Exhibit, Fashion Show
NEW YORK--Veteran attendees of International Artexpo New York will notice a few new events on this year's schedule. An exhibit entitled "Home is Where Your Art is," will take a multitiered approach to showcase the relationship between art and interior...
ART Hotline
LOS ANGELES * On the drawing board at MGM is a production to star Michael Douglas playing Brit John Drewe, a brilliant con man who during the Reagan years enticed a talented forger, John Myatt, to crank out fakes in the styles of Impressionists...
Artist Experiments with Office Copy Machine
SPECIAL REPORT--Photo-copy machines have come a long way since their invention in the 1940s when their basic function was to reproduce business documents to facilitate communication. Somewhere along the way, the first color copier's technology, developed...
Artist Uses Unique Medium to Create Work
ST. LOUIS--In 1995, when James B. Campbell started working as an exhibit designer for Channel-Kor Systems, Inc., of Bloomington, Ind., he became intrigued with the properties of Sintra Material for the fine-art projects and exhibits. His unique work...
Arts of Pacific Asia Show Returns to NYC
NEW YORK--New York City's oldest and largest exhibition and sale of fine antiques and art from the Far East, the Arts of Pacific Asia Show, returns to the 69th Regiment Armory, March 22 to 25, in the midst of Spring Asia Week 2001. Again this year,...
A Timeless Vision
It's not every day that one happens upon an art opening and discovers the majority of works on view have sold out a mere 10 minutes after the exhibit officially opened. But then again, it's not every day that collectors are treated to a one-man show...
Contemporary Japanese Artists Emerge in Big Apple
NEW YORK--Once again, New York University's Grey Art Gallery welcomes seven contemporary Japanese artists taking their first steps onto the international art scene. On view from Feb. 16 to April 14, "The First Steps: Emerging Artists from Japan" presents...
Court Case Sparks Issue of Copyright Infringement
A legal battle against Corbis Corporation raises issues regarding an artist's copyright on public works on display SAN FRANCISCO--The United Farm Workers (UFW) have struck again. This time it isn't a strike over grapes or lettuce, but rather a court...
Create Art Groupings for Visual Impact and Variety
SPECIAL REPORT--An art grouping is an effective and creative way to fill a wall when you don't have a large painting to hang. It's also an opportunity for self-expression and an exciting way to add drama and interest to your walls. The Art and Framing...
Digital Frames: Next Big Thing?
Digital picture frames are becoming more affordable and popular, What can framers do to get a piece of the action? Okay, so you're not a Bill Gates. You can't afford to hang huge digital screens on the walls of your mansion in order to display a...
Disney Art Classics Unveils New Work
BURBANK, Calif.--Walt Disney Art Classics is kicking off the new year with a variety of new figurines and releases. Among them are two new Pooh & Friends figurines for Easter and Mother's Day."A tisket, a tasket, a Poohish sort of basket" features...
Exhibitions, Shows and More to Honor Black History Month
SPECIAL REPORT--It's fair to say that the African-American love affair with art began long before 1926's Negro History Week evolved into the debut of Black History Month in 1976. But nonetheless, many celebratory events in the art world take place...
Exhibit Surveys Japanese Art and Pop Culture
At the Museum of Contemporary Art, a new exhibit entitled "Superflat" explores the tendency in Japanese art toward two-dimensionality. Organized by artist Takashi Murakami, the exhibition features painting, photography, works on paper, video, computer...
Expert Success at Artexpo New York
Show organizers say this year's event will exceed expectations and offer sales opportunities, new artists and special promotions for both exhibitors and attendees. What's 23 years old, offers the equivalent of four football fields of art and is...
Find and Set Trends by Keeping Your Eyes Open
We all enjoy seeing a fresh, new look. It's something many of us aspire to, whether we're framers, designers or artists. Top designers often develop a new look by paying attention to what's going on in the world at large, and you can take a hint...
Framers Host Charity Gala
THE DEEP SOUTH CHAPTER OF PPFA RAISES MORE THAN $5,000 FOR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL To celebrate last October's National Custom Picture Framing Month which was sponsored by the Art & Framing Council, the Deep South chapter of the Professional Picture...
Framers Take a Shine to Silver
The continued demand for silver framing options may mean it's more than a passing trend. Think of silver and what images come to mind? Sleek cars, spaceships, retro chrome toasters, cocktail shakers, elegant sterling candlesticks and tableware,...
Global Auctions Find International Success
SPECIAL REPORT--There were fierce bidding wars, but not quite like those at most auctions. For when the auctioneer's hammer dropped each time at the global International Auctioneers (IA) Modern Art auction on Dec. 12, a worldwide network of auction...
Impressionism Market Stays in Bloom
Impressionist work has appealed to collectors since its inception in the 1870s. Today, consumer appeal for this unmistakable style shows no signs of fading away. Ask anyone the world over to name a great artist, and many will name an Impressionist,...
Increase Profits with Direct Mail
I recently received a phone call from a gallery owner who saw me do a direct mail seminar. Her question was this: "I'm interested in doing direct mail for my gallery. Would you mind telling me all about direct mail and how it works in the next 60 minutes,...
Interest in Home Decor Fuels the Market for Art
STEVENS, Pa.--The market for art reached $33.7 billion in consumer sales in 1999, according to a research report from Unity Marketing called "The Art Market Report 2000: The Market, The Industry, The Trends." "A number of underlying consumer trends...
In the Big Apple's Newest Eateries
Art Business News columnist Emmett Murphy guides us through the hottest newcomers in New York's ever-evolving restaurant scene Want proof that nothing's sacred in New York? Last year in this space we saluted a dozen of the city's restaurants that...
In the Market
OnBoard Foamboard Nielsen & Bainbridge of Paramus, N.J., introduces OnBoard Foamboard, a group of eight patterned foamboards. The designs include green marble, white roses, wood grain, denim, jelly beans, party confetti, steel plate and brown...
It's (Almost) Show Time!
DEAR READERS, It seems like just yesterday we were developing photographs, calling exhibitors and wrapping up our coverage of the 2000 edition of Artexpo New York. But here we are again just weeks away from the show's 2001 edition--a show that promises...
Letter Campaign Pays Tribute to Chuck Jones
HOLLYWOOD, Calif.--During the Golden Age of Animation, Chuck Jones helped to bring some of the world's most adored and enduring characters to life, including such Warner Bros. "Looney Tunes" classics as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd and Porky...
Liquid Business
Take one part business and pour it into a martini shaker. Add two parts pleasure, some ice, and shake until blended. Pour in a chilled glass, top with olives and voila! Instant meeting (and a relaxing break from the hubub of the show). In a world...
Meditative Art Soothes the Soul
Following the ancient connection between art and spirituality, meditative art is again being used as a source of tranquility From the melodies of Mozart to meditative trance dance, people are embracing the arts as a source of centering and calm....
Murmurs
The top brass at the Guggenheim Museum are looking more and more like the 21st Century's conquistadors. Having established outposts in Venice, Berlin and Bilbao, a group of intrepid explorers led by Museum Director Thomas Krens has been checking out...
National Black Fine Art Show Commences Fifth Season
NEW YORK--The fifth-annual National Black Fine Art Show will kick off this month (Feb. 2 to 4) at the Puck Building. Since its debut in 1997, the event has watched the number of patrons grow from 7,000 to more than 17,000, with art sales topping the...
NEW Editions
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NEWS Briefs
Winn Devon Releases New Johnson Gidee SEATTLE--Winn Devon recently released "Gifts From Asia," an original s/n giclee by artist Robert A. Johnson. The original piece was featured in the book The Best of Flower Painting, which was published by North...
New Squat Art Movement Invades the City of Light
PARIS--Louis-Paul Ordonneau is not yet 30 and already he's become the major force behind a new art movement--Squat Art--which has become a success in France and is soon to make its way to the United States. Ordonneau's company, Rad-Art, came into...
Nielsen Bainbridge Emphasizes Archival Products
Nielsen Bainbridge continues to break ground with innovative mouldings and archival products As a company with a 130-year history rich in firsts, Nielsen Bainbridge continues to be a leader in the framing industry. Headquartered in Paramus, N.J.,...
Paris Art Season Ends in Fiac, Art Paris Battle
PARIS--As if to tell the world it remains a major art marketplace, the city of Paris went to extraordinary lengths in 2000 to extend art festivities that used to be limited to a couple of weeks early in September to an entire season. The events were...
Picture Gallery
Art Pic Gallery recently hosted "New Works," an exhibition of the work of artist Stephen Lucas. Pictured from I to r: Gallery Owner Marina Kieser, Lucas and Debra Lucas. BROCKTON, MASS. The Joseph Driscoll Gallery at the Brockton Public Library...
Plein Aire and Perfect Light Lure Artists to the Sea
The eastern landscape is certainly painterly, with its freshly washed sands, silver morning mist, chiaroscuro of afternoon fog and endless coastline, and plein-aire painter Peter Loftus had always made the most of it. He just hadn't seen the light....
Public Art Project Brings Eclectic Mix of Artists to Brooklyn
BROOKLYN, N.Y.--Halcyon Days, a public art project which runs through September 2001 here, brings commissions by an eclectic mix of artists to the Commons at Metro Tech Center, now known for the Public Art Fund's annual exhibitions by young artists....
Redefining the Cultural Legacy of California
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the statehood of California, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has launched the exhibit "Made in California: Art, Image and Identity 1900-2000," which addresses the relationship between the arts in California...
Rewarding Employee Talent Cultivates Loyalty
Soho Editions' holiday party showcased the work of its embellishing artists as a way of acknowledging its stable of talented employees When planning the holiday party for Irvington, N.Y.-based Soho Editions, Director of Production Nick Rosal came...
SOFA Chicago Features Collection of Functional Art, Sculpture
CHICAGO--With an attendance level of 30,000, SOFA (Sculpture Objects & Functional Art) Chicago, which took place in November, provided its visitors the opportunity to visit the booths of 91 galleries, view seven special exhibits and attend the...
Spotlight on Brightcube
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--According to Al Marco, c.e.o, of Brightcube, the future couldn't be any brighter for his newly formed company. Brightcube was formed through a recent merger of FrameYourArt.com and the other properties that make up the Extreme...
Stylist Moves from Hair to Canvas
To some, Brad Johns is the Color Czar, an unwavering fixture in the New York City world of beauty who is booked nearly a month in advance and has a Rolodex full of celebrity clients. Now, the ever-evolving Johns has taken the art world by storm...
Swann Galleries Auction of Old Masters, 19th Century and Modern Prints Brings More Than $2.4 Million
NEW YORK--On Nov. 9 at Swann Galleries' most lucrative Works of Art on Paper auction to date, old master, 19th-century, and modern prints brought more than $2.4 million, with many of the prints selling for record prices. The top lot, a complete "Jazz"...
Tally Sales with Creative Chalkboards
One great way to increase sales is to offer impulse-buy items that only you as a custom framer can provide. Using inexpensive prints, decorative moulding and a little imagination, you can quickly turn an ordinary chalkboard into a decorative and useful...
Textile Art Comes into Fashion
Long-revered worldwide as a top art form, textile art is hitting its stride in America and attracting the attention of gallery owners and art collectors The bold colors in Smadar Livne's heroic images ignite the walls and command a room with an...
The Biggest and Brightest Are Coming
DEAR READERS, After a quick calculation I've uncovered that I am about to attend my seventh Artexpo New York; my 13th Artexpo event in total. (I'm sure there are hundreds of you out there who can put that number to shame.) Every year, as March draws...
Trendsetters
Nancy Cheser The photographic collages of Nancy Cheser play with muted tones and spatial relationships through the exploration of color, light, shape and texture. Her collages, either of architecture or floral designs, are manipulated in an almost...
Up Front
Tony Reed Named President, C.O.O. of Grand Image Ltd. SEATTLE--Tony Reed has joined Grand Image Ltd. as the new company president and chief operating officer. According to company officials, she brings more than 20 years of sales, strategic planning...
Virtually Expand Your Gallery on the Web
There is no denying the emergence of the e-commerce phenomenon. The past holiday season reported sales of $18.4 billion made over the Internet. On the business-to-business front, major companies such as Cisco Systems fulfill more than 74 percent of...
Wegner Creates Naval Monument
ANNAPOLIS, Md.--Sculptor Paul Wegner, who is represented by Meisner Galleries, has created a new monument dedicated to the 100-year history of the naval submarine, the 52 ships lost at sea since World War II and the 3,500 men who gave their lives on...
World Records Set at Butterfields October Prints Sale
SAN FRANCISCO--Last October, prints by prominent artists were sold at Butterfields for more than $1 million. The sale was comprised of collections by well-known artists such as M.C. Escher, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Diebenkorn and Marc Chagall. ...