Month: February 2021

How craftsmanship became a force in the art market

The line between fine arts and craftsmanship has been blurring for decades. Once closely watched by art historians, curators and critics – who, as scholar Terry Smith once said, generally dismissed craftsmanship as “intimately associated with the hand, with the touch”, everything by associating art with more engaging activities such as “ideas, suggestions, concepts”. – […]

Christie’s Hopes to Open a New Frontier of the Art Market with the First-Ever Major Auction of an All-Digital Blockchain Artwork

Given the relentless buzz surrounding non-fungible tokens (or NFTs) lately, it was only a matter of time before the excitement spread across the art industry. This time has come. Christie’s has announced the sale of the very first pure digital artwork to be auctioned: Daily — The first 5,000 days by Mike Winkelmann, who is […]

Ann Arbor Public Art Commission Now Accepting Nominations For Annual Awards

ANN ARBOR – The Ann Arbor Public Art Commission has opened nominations for its newly revived annual Golden Paintbrush Awards. This year’s award aims to recognize community members of all ages and organizations that promote creativity in the city’s public spaces. “Prizes will be awarded for art that demonstrates collaboration and excellence and, as the […]

Sharp increase in art sales as records continue to be broken

This report matches data from many of the world’s largest art dealers, including West Park Gallery, which has been running online auctions for april 2020. “I think we are seeing a fundamental change in the way people buy art,” said Park West Founder and CEO Albert Scaglione. “There are many benefits to the online experience, […]

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