Artists Wanted is hosting a competition celebrating the power of self portraits and offering a chance to win one year of your life paid for. “The Power of Self,” has been scouring the world for artists creating inspired works of self-portraiture. An artist’s story, told through images, is the most powerful story ever told. Artists, photographers, designers and new media artists from all around the world are welcome to submit. The deadline is Friday, April 15th at midnight so hurry up and apply!
First, came the printing factories, warehouses and commercial loft buildings. Before it was “SoHo” it was really just a place where you could pick up cartons of commercial paper arrange to store goods, or get floor tickets printed and bound for use on the Stock Exchange. Then, after World War ll, use of large spaces for painting began to transform the lofts into ad hoc living spaces. “Fixture fee” was the financial term used for evaluating what to pay an artist for his improved space. Of course, what arrived after the arts assault and cultural infiltration that followed the post-Warhol era was the immense real estate development wave.
In its latest example of hypocritically exploiting and abusing the public property under its jurisdiction to promote private corporate interests, the NYC Department of Parks has announced a partnership with NBC TV in which it will drape “capes” over more than 30 historical monuments to promote a fantasy action show, "The Cape".
Naama Kates has finally arrived as star of the new film "The Ten Commandments of Chloe," a breakaway film by Princeton Holt. It’s about a young woman's ambition and drive in show business, and the toll it takes.
Columnist Henry J. Stern and artist, blogger Suzannah Troy both express their opinions on the SAIC Scandal. While Stern grazes the accussed’s relationship to Bloomberg, Troy flat-out insinuates him. Take a look at both views after the jump.
Opening Tuesday, December 15th at 6PM, NP Contemporary Art Center is pleased to announce Black & White & Read All Over, a group exhibition. Featuring 13 artists, the show touches on a variety of related topics that intersect in the title. Questions of reference and dissemination—the circulation of ideas and forms—under the umbrella of aesthetic pleasure and nostalgia unite the works.
As part of our “Art of Intelligence” series we have been collecting poems, prose, art and more from former and current intelligence officers. The following poem is written by John W. Davis, an Intelligence Officer with the US Army.
Opening Thursday, November 5that DCKT Contemporary is Sophie Crumb’s debut solo exhibition. Crumb’s drawings are expressionistic, unforgiving and starkly revelatory. Crumb mines her emotions to create works based on her current experiences but always with an eye on her unique and eccentric past. Her drawings and prints often depict events culled from her life in a small town in rural France, as well as periods of time in New York and Berkeley.
There are no stars in Hollywood. I live in Hollywood. You can call it Los Feliz, or Silverlake, or Little Armenia but it's Hollywood. It’s only a couple miles from the Walk of Fame, you know, with all the stars and the handprints and Graumman's Chinese Theatre.