When Overlooked Art Gets Identified - NY Times
“The Wine of St. Martin’s Day,” once unappreciated in a dark corridor, is now attributed to Pieter Bruegel the Elder and is being restored by the Prado. By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN MADRID — The painting was beautiful, just not admired. Then suddenly, after more than four centuries, it was. It acquired a pedigree. The art hadn’t changed, but its stature had. And there it was the other day, propped...
Celebrities Who Moonlight As Artists
I couldn’t help myself… Jane Seymour Sylvester Stallone James Franco Pharrell Williams (above, feat Takashi Murakami) Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones Guitarist) David Bowie Tony Bennett Prince Charles
Want Fries With That Painting?
Oh the things we put on youtube…
Artist in Focus: Sarah Gross
Recently, Ugallery’s favorite deal and insider scoop site Scoutmob ran a feature on photographer Sarah Gross. Beyond some serious photography skills, Sarah is a dark chocolate social entrepreuner, an ex-professional ballet dancer and a pilates instructor. Read Scoutmob’s interview below for more on Sarah and her bag of tricks: Meet Sarah Gross of Rescue Chocolate Sarah Gross...
Steve Martin's Art
The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Steve Martin Pt. 2 www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog</a> March to Keep Fear Alive How do you value art? Hear what funnymen Steve Martin and Steven Colbert have to say.
Artist in Focus: Iris Scott
This week, we’re getting to know Ugallery’s resident fingerpainter Iris Scott. Learn more about Iris, her path to fingerpainting and the secrets behind doing it well. What’s your earliest art memory? I had come home from preschool and was sitting on the carpet playing with my big wooden blocks. Even though I was NOT allowed to draw on my blocks, that particular day I used a...
Hanukkah will come to a close tomorrow, but we couldn’t let it slip away without a little celebration. In honor of the holiday, we thought we’d highlight a few works by some stellar Jewish artists. Diane Arbus was an American photographer and writer noted for black-and-white square photographs of “deviant and marginal people (dwarfs, giants, transvestites, nudists, circus...
Turner Prize 2010
Each year, the Tate Gallery’s in Britain organize and stage the Turner Prize (named for English Painter J.M.W. Turner). It is presented to a British visual artist under the age of 50 and has been running since 1984. Although it represents all media, and some painters have won the prize, the Turner Prize has is associated primarily with conceptual art. The monetary award for winning a...
Happy Birthday Georges Seurat!
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte - 1884 Happy 151st Birthday Georges Seurat - one hell of a patient painter! Seurat was born in 1859 to wealthy Parisian parents. His painting above, “A Sunday Afternoon…” is perhaps his most famous. It took over two years to paint, composed of distinct dots of paint contrasting in color. Some say the piece single-handedly...
Finger on the Pulse: Art Basel I Miami Beach
As you read this, the world’s top art collectors, galleries, and artsy celebs (Brad Pitt, Paris Hilton even!) are milling in the Miami sun. It can only mean one thing - Art Basel | Miami Beach is officially underway! The fair started only nine years ago as the sister fair to “Art Basel | Switzerland” and has since blossomed into an absolute artravaganza. The main fair is at the...