fine art

If you do not like change, our industry bids you goodbye

Like red shoes with pressed blue jeans, one must possess verve in a market setting.  I love to feel the exhilaration of “standing in front of a wall selling art.”  I was hooked.  As Mario Andretti is famous for saying, “If everything seems under control, you are just not going fast enough.” I could not wait for the next market and new, shiny objects to sell.  Most of us are entrepreneurs.  Manufacturers and Reps alike run their own business: feast or famine.  

Full Line-up announced for 2024 edition of Frieze Los Angeles at Santa  Monica Airport 

Today, Frieze unveiled highlights of the fifth edition of Frieze  Los Angeles, once again steered by Christine Messineo (Director of Americas, Frieze). Running February  29 – March 3 at Santa Monica Airport, the fair brings together over 95 of the world’s leading galleries under one roof, showcasing a cross-section of today’s most exciting and influential contemporary art from  across the globe. Continuing Frieze’s commitment to supporting the wider Los Angeles arts ecosystem,  this year sees the return of the Santa Monica Art Bank Acquisition Fund. 

Sandra Vlock on learning to call herself an artist

On this week’s Disruptive Design, DNN Editor in Chief Courtney Porter sits down with Studio Vlock founder Sandra Vlock, to explore her transition from architect to artist and the enduring influence of the participatory nature of the built environment in her creations.

Art Iran: Falling into Language

The submissions were reviewed by a distinguished panel of five jurors, including curator and scholar Fereshteh Daftari, curator Maryam Ekhtiar of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, world-renowned artist Tala Madani, senior curator Bennett Simpson of MOCA, and Craft Contemporary’s former exhibitions curator Holly Jerger.

Artist Miles Regis celebrates living legend Stevie Wonder

This week, DNN Editor in Chief Courtney Porter delves into an insightful conversation with acclaimed artist Miles Regis, exploring his artistic contributions to the much-anticipated exhibition: “GENIUS: A Celebration of A Legend,” presented by art | Melanated in celebration of Stevie Wonder. Most notably recognized as a painter, but always experimenting, Regis is unveiling his creative venture into a novel medium for him—sculpture.

Keith Haring: Pixel Pioneer NFTs for auction at Christie’s

Keith Haring stands as an icon of a generation of artists; he was a pioneer in an era where art was a call to the masses. In the 1980s, Haring’s artistic practice blended historically disparate cultures; he was highly celebrated for his achievements in public artwork while simultaneously a massively successful figure in the gallery world. It is, thus, a natural extension of his legacy for his art to continue to bridge today’s artistic cultures – fusing the physical art world with the world of Web3.

Furniture that makes you feel good with Austin Allen James

This Summer at Las Vegas Market, artist and product designer Austin Allen James unveiled his new collection of art, case goods, lighting, and soft goods with Stylecraft. This week we caught up with Austin for a wide-ranging conversation about the intersection of art and functional product design, how you know when the work is finished, the pursuit of universal beauty, and why he is glad he didn’t know anything about the business of art and design before committing to it.

A breath of fresh air: conversations on green building, arts education and painting a clean energy vision for the future of Los Angeles

“Before we talk about how we’re going to change the future with green buildings, we…

Ariel view of the Santa Monica Barker Hanger during The Other Art fair for Saatchi art

Saatchi’s ‘The Other Art Fair’ is inclusive, tech-inspired and psychedelic

There was much to glean about where commercial art is trending last week at Saatchi Art’s Los Angeles fair. The mission of “The Other Art Fair” is to support emerging artists and make contemporary art accessible to a wider audience (See: Younger millennials and Gen Z). Fair entry was $25/day and end caps between rows of artist’s booths featured curated selections of works under $500. The fair leans heavily into its ‘otherness’ and prides itself on rebelling against the mainstream.