Marketing Your Art

Photo by Amauri Mejía

Self-help gurus sometimes coach artists to “stay in your own lane,” which is a wonderful affirmation of the infinite, individual pathways to success.  Except, of course, it’s difficult to stay in one’s own lane when everyone else’s lanes are going to vastly better places. The “lane” for many artists is a dead end. Or at…… Continue reading Marketing Your Art

Graffiti Artist ‘Scrach’ Makes Mark in Fairfax, CA

"Hello, My Name Is SCRACH" sticker as seen in Fairfax, California.

The charmingly crunchy Marin County burg of Fairfax, California, might be in the midst of birthing the next Banksy — if local telephone poles are any indication. Various sightings of “Hello My Name Is…” stickers crested with the hand-drawn wordmark “Scrach” have been spotted throughout the town. Some local art speculators are beginning to conjecture that…… Continue reading Graffiti Artist ‘Scrach’ Makes Mark in Fairfax, CA

Volkswagen Unveils Revamped Logo, Signals Fresh Start

Photo by Jorge Zapata on Unsplash (logo added).

The iconic logo of one of Europe’s leading auto brands has undergone the design equivalent of cosmetic surgery. Volkswagen officially unveiled its refreshed logo at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany today. Accompanying the automaker’s “New Volkswagen” brand concept, the logo can be seen on the company’s much-anticipated new electric hatchback, the ID.3. Volkswagen’s…… Continue reading Volkswagen Unveils Revamped Logo, Signals Fresh Start

How the Spiral Jetty Got in the Great Salt Lake

The Spiral Jetty by Robert Smithson. Photo by Karen Hess.

It sounds like a cocktail or a racehorse, or perhaps an ill-fated American remake of Chris Marker’s time-traveling French flick La Jetée, but the Spiral Jetty is one of the first monumental efforts in environmental art. Next April will mark the 50th anniversary of the Spiral Jetty, Robert Smithson’s elegant, enigmatic sculpture jutting like an…… Continue reading How the Spiral Jetty Got in the Great Salt Lake

Art Rivalry: Kapoor banned from Semple’s ArtShop

Stuart Semple's ArtShop via FAD Magazine.

Anish Kapoor, the artist who secured the sole license to use uber-pigment Vantablack has been banned from the artist and activist Stuart Semple’s conceptual art experience qua retail pop-up “ArtShop.” The space opened in London’s Mayfair art district the first week of August and follows Semple’s other restrictions against Kapoor, namely forbidding him from obtaining…… Continue reading Art Rivalry: Kapoor banned from Semple’s ArtShop