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Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
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The secrets to investing in art

The secrets to investing in art | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

Investing in art is a long-term project, so collectors should only buy what they love.


...Every collector also likes to have their art appreciate in value. But an artwork’s true value, beyond its importance in the larger art community and how rarely it appears on the market, is how desirable it is – the work’s aesthetic dividend.

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We hear this time and time again; yet people still ask...


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Beauty & the Brothel of Illustration: An Impractical Guide to Making Art | Essay & Paintings --- Stephen May

Beauty & the Brothel of Illustration: An Impractical Guide to Making Art | Essay & Paintings --- Stephen May | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

This is about how inadequate logic, reason, passion, intelligence and imagination are in art. It’s about how reasonable it is to accept that. It’s about how misleading and misguided the word creativity is. This essay is not meant as a spiritual work, but it necessarily enters territory that sounds spiritual.

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Bettie Page & Other Paper Pinup Fantasies

Bettie Page & Other Paper Pinup Fantasies | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
There obviously some errors in the text — the misspelling of Bettie Page as “Betty Page” and frankly, I am completely lost in the description of this paper doll for...
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Thoughts on art, intellectual property rights, and simplistic male fantasies.

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What Is the Value of Stolen Art?

What Is the Value of Stolen Art? | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
Making money from stolen paintings — particularly famous ones — is not a straightforward matter.
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Sylvia Plath's Drawings Are Even More Devastatingly Beautiful Than You'd Expect

Sylvia Plath's Drawings Are Even More Devastatingly Beautiful Than You'd Expect | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
Sylvia Plath is known mostly for her poetry and prose, but arguably the same degree of violent, exuberant feeling may be found in her sketch work, now published in a volume entitled Sylvia Plath: Drawings.
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Riot Grrrl, redux

Riot Grrrl, redux | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

Installation shot: Posters (c. 1991-present) from Riot Grrrl related shows, conventions and meetings internationally.

 

Alien She is a new exhibition that examines the lasting impact of the punk feminist movement Riot Grrrl on artists and cultural producers working today. It’s currently on view at Carnegie Mellon University’s Miller Gallery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before traveling nationally to cities including Philadelphia, San Francisco and Portland, Oregon. Below are photos of the exhibition and several of the featured works.

 

The show focuses on seven contemporary artists influenced by Riot Grrrl: Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Tammy Rae Carland, Miranda July, Faythe Levine, Allyson Mitchell, L.J. Roberts and Stephanie Syjuco. Riot Grrrl emerged in the early 1990s and emphasized female and youth empowerment, collaborative organization, creative resistance and DIY ethics. In various ways these artists have incorporated, expanded upon, or reacted to the movement’s ideology, tactics and aesthetics, as seen through several projects from each artist spanning the last 20 years, providing an insight into the development of their creative practices and individual trajectories.


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Interview with feminist artist, Judy Chicago

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Judy Chicago spoke to Beverley Knowles for Apollo about her work, feminism today, and exhibiting at Frieze Masters.

Judy Chicago is one of the pioneers of feminist art. Born in Chicago in 1939, her career currently spans five decades. And she’s still going strong.


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40 Gargoyles and Grotesques Around the World

40 Gargoyles and Grotesques Around the World | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
  In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved stone grotesque, usually made of granite, with a spout designed to convey water from a roof and away from the side of a building thereby preventing ra...

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Art, Identification, and Labels: Understandings of “Feminist Art” Among Female Artists » Sociology Lens

Art, Identification, and Labels: Understandings of “Feminist Art” Among Female Artists » Sociology Lens | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

Janet Bloch. Self Portrait as Shakti, 2004.

 

"Full Disclosure:  I am a feminist.  It never crossed my mind that there might be anything problematic about labeling myself this way since I have openly articulated my interests in gender issues and social, political, and economic equality since my early undergraduate days.  Of course, I knew that researchers had shown women today often reject the term “feminist” (McRobbie 2004; Rowe-Finkbeiner 2004; Levy 2006). However, I somehow had convinced myself that these individuals were just not informed.  I truly believed that if men and women could critically examined the social construction of gender, see the ways in which gendered notions impact their lives, and take the time to critique these forces there could be greater understanding, acceptance, and embracement of feminist politics.

 

Last fall I found myself working on a project on women’s art.  I met with several female artists whose work examined, questioned, and challenged cultural gender expectations.  What I found utterly shocked me; within the art world, there are a number of female artists that use art as a vehicle to challenge gender inequality but are cautious, hesitant, or dismissive of being labeled as “feminist artists.” I found that many female artists believe that term “feminism” is so deeply connected to a stigmatized social movement that strongly reject the label even while creating feminist art."


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A Retrospective on Banksy’s Residency “Better Out Than In” and the Frenzy that took over NYC | Untapped Cities

A Retrospective on Banksy’s Residency “Better Out Than In” and the Frenzy that took over NYC | Untapped Cities | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
A look back at the past month chasing around Banksy, analyzing what makes his stuff so appealing and his ability to draw public interest in street art.

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Crinoline In Water

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Click for the series of photos.


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How We're Ripping Off Indie Artists with Our Cheap Tchotchke Habit

How We're Ripping Off Indie Artists with Our Cheap Tchotchke Habit | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
While some say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, for a growing group of artists and crafters, it's more like a kick in the gut.

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a group of artisans who claim that Cody Foster and Co., a successful wholesaler of ornaments and other decorative items, is plagiarizing their designs and devaluing the work their livelihoods depend upon.

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A Photographer Shoots His Autistic Son’s Universe for a Photography Project

A Photographer Shoots His Autistic Son’s Universe for a Photography Project | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
The photographer Thimothy Archibald shares with us his interesting and moving project. In his series ‘Echolilia’, Archibald explores his relationship with his autistic son Elijah.
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final fashion » paper doll shop

final fashion » paper doll shop | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

All of the paper dolls on this page are available to purchase as printable PDF files licensed for personal use, price ranging from just $3 to $15. Click the thumbnails for more information and a preview of each doll and her entire wardrobe.


A PDF is a high-quality printable file. Unlike the images found on the web, there is clarity of detail which reproduces beautifully in print. Purchase these paper dolls, and you can print them out for personal use – to cut out, play with and display.

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Wolff: Is art a criminal enterprise?

Wolff: Is art a criminal enterprise? | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

hardly anybody was willing or able to explain the actual process of creating astronomical value where otherwise none might exist, and how, over many years, prices with no underlying logic have not only been sustained but have inevitably headed ever higher.


Those questions were absent in the auction commentary despite a steady litany of recent scandals in the art world. This included last week's guilty plea by art family scion Helly Nahmad, accused of racketeering, money laundering, extortion and gambling in concert with a coterie of Russian gangsters. His plea helps his secretive family, one of the most powerful in the art market, avoid further scrutiny.


Indeed, it is nearly commonplace among art professionals that art, perhaps second only to drug trafficking, is among the world's most lucrative dubious business. It is hard to overlook the connections between these two cash-rich enterprises.

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Banana Sculptures Are Quite A-Peeling

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Bananas go great in cereal, smoothies, desserts, but did you know that they also make great sketchbooks? Yep, bananas are pretty versatile—not just as food, but as an art supply. Japanese artist Ke...

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Is Martha Stewart eBay's Answer to Etsy?

Is Martha Stewart eBay's Answer to Etsy? | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
Could eBay see Martha Stewart as its answer to Etsy? eBay is promoting handcrafted and American made goods on its site with the help of the iconic Martha Stewart brand, including an email campaign sent to eBay shoppers this week.
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The kicker is the products are handpicked each month by the editors of Martha Stewart Living.

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Jenny Holzer - SURVIVAL, 1983-1985 (exhibited as part of Creative Time’s 42nd Street Project 1993)

Jenny Holzer - SURVIVAL, 1983-1985 (exhibited as part of Creative Time’s 42nd Street Project 1993) | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
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Director Lucy Kerbel discusses women on stage

Director Lucy Kerbel discusses women on stage | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

"When Lucy Kerbel was putting together her 100 Great Plays for Women she bumped into a literary manager for a leading London theatre. “I told him I was looking for plays with mainly female casts,” the 31-year-old director says. “He asked, ‘Are there any?’”

 

Eventually, he half-remembered one. “That Lorca,” but it took his partner to name it: The House of Bernarda Alba. “In his mind,” Kerbel recalls, “that was the beginning and end of the conversation. And I was thinking, ‘You are the literary manager of one of the capital’s most prestigious theatres, and you have to rely on your partner to name one play with a majority female cast’.” [...]

 

But that literary manager isn’t alone in overlooking women in theatre. At the weekend, the National Theatre’s sparkling 50th anniversary gala was criticised by some for the paucity of female playwrights represented: only one of the more than 30 scenes featured was written by a woman (Alecky Blythe’s London Road). [...]"

 

Lucy Kerbel’s 100 Great Plays for Women is published by Nick Hern Books on November 14.


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5 Unconventional Ways to Improve Your Photography

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Photographers! Let's talk a little about this! 5 Unconventional Ways to Improve Your Photography

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These Abandoned Toy Factories and Shops Will Haunt Your Nightmares

These Abandoned Toy Factories and Shops Will Haunt Your Nightmares | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
Once these stores and factories sold the stuff of children's dreams, but now that they lie abandoned—filled with decaying displays and disembodied doll heads—they are more likely to inspire nightmares.

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CreepyAWESOME!

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So cool! A spooky mix of vintage & modern graffiti art.

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Artist Puts Disney Princess Filter On 10 Real Life Female Role Models

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To Flatten A Heroine: Artist Puts Disney Princess Filter On 10 Real Life Female Role Models


So that was my intent, to demonstrate how ridiculous it is to paint an entire gender of heroes with one superficial brush.

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Vestal Virgins by Nathaniel Sichel (1843-1907)

Vestal Virgins by Nathaniel Sichel (1843-1907) | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
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“ Nathaniel Sichel (1843-1907)
Sichel, of Berlin, a graduate of the Berlin Academy and the Paris Academy. He was born at Mayence, and was first a lithographer.
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Sereiously, searching "Sichel vestal virgin" brings up a lot of his works with the same title... More works here: http://www.iment.com/maida/family/mother/vicars/nathanielsichel.htm

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Sereiously, searching "Sichel vestal virgin" brings up a lot of his works with the same title... More works here: http://www.iment.com/maida/family/mother/vicars/nathanielsichel.htm

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The SCAR Project: Breast Cancer Is Not A Pink Ribbon

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The SCAR Project is a series of large-scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors shot by fashion photographer David Jay. Primarily an awareness raising campaign, The SCAR Project puts a raw, unflinching face on early onset breast cancer while paying tribute to the courage and spirit of so many brave young women.

Dedicated to the more than 10,000 women under the age of 40 who will be diagnosed this year alone, The SCAR Project is an exercise in awareness, hope, reflection and healing. The mission is three-fold: raise public consciousness of early-onset breast cancer, raise funds for breast cancer research/outreach programs and help young survivors see their scars, faces, figures and experiences through a new, honest and ultimately empowering lens.

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Everyday Objects Made Unusable by Giuseppe Colarusso

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Everyday Objects Made Unusable by Giuseppe Colarusso

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