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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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Invitation to a Dialogue: Art in Hard Times

Invitation to a Dialogue: Art in Hard Times | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
A former museum director discusses the money spent on art as cities struggle financially. Readers are invited to respond.
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The New York Times has invited a dialogue with readers that will run in Sunday’s Review section. You must respond by tomorrow (Thursday) to be considered for publication.

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What can nostalgia bring to contemporary art?

What can nostalgia bring to contemporary art? | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

Curated by Kelly Doley and Amanda Rowell, the exhibition – which follows Janis, an earlier exhibition at a small artist-run gallery – features the work of female artists not represented by commercial dealers including Bonita Bub, Jenny Christmann, Sarah Goffman, Gail Hastings and Sarah Rodigari. Alongside the show is a publication with contributions from women in the arts, including artists, gallerists, arts advisors, broadcasters, academics, and writers. The efforts of the curators to create a sense of identity and purpose for contemporary female artists that also looks back to the history of feminism has produced a palpable wave through the Sydney art world. People are talking about the show: debating its ambitions and potential outcomes.


...Feminism remains one of the most important philosophical and ideological movements of the 20th century, changing the way we think about the making and understand of art, amongst other things. Despite all this, the very real inequalities of the contemporary world mean that a return to basics is required every decade or so. While nostalgia is often defined as a kind of cultural malady, it can also have a positive effect when it empowers a new generation to self-awareness and realisation.

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Fashioning standards for industry conduct (Art & Antiques)

Fashioning standards for industry conduct (Art & Antiques) | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

Doctors have the American Medical Association; lawyers are represented by the American Bar Association, car dealers, teachers, religions, and even countries have organized representation to promote their best interests to the public and government. Art and antiques dealers, one can categorically say, do not have any form of an umbrella organization that can advocate for its interests.

The many organizations that do attempt to be representatives of the industry are narrow in focus and small in membership. Whether it is the Art and Antiques Dealer’s League of America (AADLA), Antiques Dealers’ Association of American (ADA), National Antiques & Art Dealers Association of American (NAADAA), or the various state and local associations, they all have limited membership, finances, and interests. Individually they are just groups that attempt to create their own exclusivity of membership and can’t look at industry issues, be it a simple standard form of invoice or other business documents that have dealer and customer interests in mind; how about the larger purpose of the public’s image of dealers?

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Brutal Knitting

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Creepy & cool. See the entire Tumblr full of works: http://brutal-knitting.tumblr.com/

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Lisa Bufano: Dancer/Shapeshifter

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“I’m a shapeshifter… I explore the different forms my body can take using different mediums.” – Lisa Bufano. Photo by Gerhard Aba.


Lisa Bufano is a performance artist whose work incorporates elements of doll-making, animation, and dance. Bufano was a competitive gymnast as a child and a go-go dancer in college before she lost her lower legs and all her fingers due to a staphylococcus bacterial infection at the age of 21. Shortly after this occurred, Bufano went on to study stop-motion animation and sculpture at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

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Design Ideas: Auctioning a little house and library chairs

Design Ideas: Auctioning a little house and library chairs | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

During her lifetime, Mary Griggs Burke, one of the most important private collectors of Japanese art in the world, kept an extra apartment on New York’s Upper East Side, right next door to another where she lived, for her beloved art objects. She died in December at age 96.


But one of her treasures remains at her historic summer estate in Cable, Wisconsin, which was donated to the Chequamegon National Forest. While small, for what it is, the historic cottage is not so portable.


The tiny home had been in Burke’s family since her father bought it in the early 20th century. It was used as a children’s playhouse and remains outfitted with child-sized furnishings. The historic prefabricated cottage will be auctioned by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Milwaukee on July 25.


...Also to be auctioned by Hindman on the same date are a selection of chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, which were in use at Milwaukee’s East Side Library until it closed recently.

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Pedal Pushers: How Art Museums Are Promoting Bike Culture

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Even for Portland, Oregon, it was the perfect storm: a major bike collection was opening at the Portland Art Museum while the city was hosting the World Naked Bike Ride.


And that’s how a thousand nearly naked people, who paid a discounted admission price of $1 for every item of clothing they wore, came to see “Cyclepedia: Iconic Bicycle Design,” a selection of 40 bikes owned by Vienna-based designer Michael Embacher, when it premiered at the museum early last month.


Only in Portland? Maybe just for now.


Aside from the nudity, the event resembles much of the bike-related programming art museums are developing these days: It showcases the bicycle as an object of design, as well as personal expression. It reaches out to non-traditional museum audiences. It rewards visitors for using alternative transportation. And it’s packing in the crowds. More than 20,000 people have visited the show already, says museum director Brian J. Ferriso. “Communicating that objects of great design are in our world every day opens up a door of accessibility that’s very important to an art museum,” he says.

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On Vacation In Detroit, European Graffiti Artists Are Painting The Town - Deadline Detroit

On Vacation In Detroit, European Graffiti Artists Are Painting The Town - Deadline Detroit | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
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Self-described "printmaking nerd" finds paradise and a perspective shift at the ASU Art Museum

Self-described "printmaking nerd" finds paradise and a perspective shift at the ASU Art Museum | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
ASU School of Art senior Emma Ringness, who will graduate this December with a degree in printmaking, worked with ASU Art Museum curator Jean Makin to put together the exhibition Plate • Silk • Sto...
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Pinup artist Zoe Mozert

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Filthy Lucre | VICE United States

Filthy Lucre | VICE United States | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

Artists too have their myths. The lies told to artists mirror the lies told to women. Be good enough, be pretty enough, and that guy or gallery will sweep you off your feet, to the picket-fenced land of generous collectors and two-and-a-half kids. But, make the first move, seize your destiny, and you’re a whore.

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Coffee vs. beer: which drink makes you more creative? — What I Learned Today

Coffee vs. beer: which drink makes you more creative? — What I Learned Today | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.

When this happens, normally I grab a coffee to help get the ideas flowing, but for the…
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Elvis at 21 delves into the puzzling nature of sex appeal, charisma, and intimacy

Elvis at 21 delves into the puzzling nature of sex appeal, charisma, and intimacy | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

Before he was The King, Elvis Presley was a shy-but-charismatic young man who couldn't have known what curious life lay in store. The photography exhibition Elvis at 21, which opens at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History on May 25, presents an intimate window into the ineffability of fame, shot on the cusp of the young musician's international superstardom during the formative days of his enduring mythos.


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Antique Campbell’s Soup advertisng tin sign expected to reach $40,000-$60,000

Antique Campbell’s Soup advertisng tin sign expected to reach $40,000-$60,000 | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

The lifetime collection of Don and Diane Sayrizi – advanced collectors in many categories, but especially antique advertising – plus consignments from over 100 other advanced collectors from all over the country will be offered Oct. 4-6 by Showtime Auction Services, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor, located at 5055 Ann Arbor/Saline Road.


“By far this is the best collection of antique advertising we have ever had the privilege of selling,” said Mike Eckles of Showtime Auction Services, based in Woodhaven, Mich. “We’ve held big auctions in the past, many of which featured advertising items, but never like this. The antique signs, in particular, are highly desirable and would be fine additions to any collection.”

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A Journalist Went Near Mount Rushmore To Take Some Photos. What He Found Changed His Life Forever.

A Journalist Went Near Mount Rushmore To Take Some Photos. What He Found Changed His Life Forever. | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

A few years ago, Aaron Huey journeyed to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to photograph members of the Oglala Lakota Nation. The disarming stories of deceit, heartbreak, and violence he heard there changed his life forever. I know this is a long one, folks, but I guarantee you'll be hooked by his transformation at 4:38, the breathtaking mural at 6:03, and the devastating words of a 17-year-old at 10:36.

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The many deaths of art

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Is art possible in the absence of the Left? A panel featuring Julieta Aranda (Anton Vidokle), Paul Mattick, Gregg Horowitz, and Yates McKee.


...What happens, in this case, to artistic practices that have no market value? And, what happens to art that is currently produced in situations where there is no market? Is this art not contemporary? Is this art also dying?

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Textile Artist Sophie Dalla Rosa - Art Knit Design

Textile Artist Sophie Dalla Rosa - Art Knit Design | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
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Click to see the unusual knitted works!

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Reflections: Portraits of the Elderly as They Once Were

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My eye recently got pulled towards “Reflections”. A photo series by Tom Hussey, where he portrays the elderly as they reflect on their younger selves in the mirror. This is a wonderfully done series that gives you pause to think, about the passage of time and the lives we are living.

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How much does gender influence the art world?

How much does gender influence the art world? | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

An exhibition showcasing six female abstract artists poses questions about the real impact of gender on output and perception in the art world.


...The exhibition raises two questions (amongst many) that I want to address briefly here. Is there anything specific to say about women and abstraction: does gender matter when art sheds all references except to its own processes and potentialities as colour, line, space, surface, rhythm and so forth or when it seeks to commune with abstract forces and effects we call nature?


And what do these specific and highly diverse artists in the show bring to the debate about the continuing relevance of abstraction in painting now?


...'Female artists need feminism like a hole in the head'


Yet Riley is also the artist who commented in the early 1970s, that women artists needed feminism - attention to gender issues - like they needed a hole in the head. Understandably she belongs to a generation of artists for whom modern art offered the wonderful opportunity to ‘be an artist’, simply and firmly engaged with artistic questions. Yet when the great American abstract painter Helen Frankenthaler died in 2011, the obituary writers repeated over and over again her disdain for feminists even while it was feminist writers who wrote some of the most interesting and appreciative analyses of her work, taking her much more seriously than the art historians who simply allowed her work only to be a ‘bridge between Pollock and what came after’.

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Margaret Cho’s Laughing Orgasms

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This is kind of fun: in the most recent installment of Hysterical Literature, Margaret Cho keeps breaking out in squirming giggles and laughter as she orgasms — and eventually drops her Kindle — while reading aloud at the table...

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From Hysterical Literature http://hystericalliterature.com/about/ :


Hysterical Literature is a video art series by NYC-based photographer and filmmaker Clayton Cubitt. It explores feminism, mind/body dualism, distraction portraiture, and the contrast between culture and sexuality. (It's also just really fun to watch.)

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Sonia Delaunay : Textile Artist

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When reading about the history of fiber art it seems to take on many elements. The history of fiber art incorporates craft, textile and design elements that are not usually explored in regular art history. The use of embroidery and clothing inspired artists such as Sonia Delaunay who had started off as a painter and found new inspirations when she shifted her medium from brush, canvas and oil paint to needle, thread and textile printing. In exploring Sonia’s textile and wearable art works I’d like to explore her success as a woman in the art world.

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Medium plant guy

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polymer clay, acrylic paint, matte and gloss varnishes
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Little Shop Of Horrors!

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Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova | Colossal

Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova | Colossal | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

Artist Ekaterina Panikanova creates densely layered paintings across large spreads of old books and other documents, resulting in artwork that blurs the lines between painting, installation and collage.


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25 Indulgently Pulptastic Book Covers From Sci-Fi Legend Jack Vance

25 Indulgently Pulptastic Book Covers From Sci-Fi Legend Jack Vance | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
RIP you magnificent man. Though he is gone, his immeasurable contribution to the sci-fi/fantasy genre will live on.

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In Wonderland: Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists

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Surrealism led to feminism and after that nothing was ever the same.
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