Thursday, May 20, 2010

Art Market Watch

I was pretty astonished to see that one of my fellow Italian artist, Maurizio Cattelan, has sold one of his last works at Sotheby's for $ 7,922,500! A record for an Italian contemporary artist, especially considering he's one of his most famous works is "The ninth hour" where the Pope John Paul II gets hit by a meteorite...
Being Italian I am kind of flattered by all these money spent for his work, but the real question is: having all that money to spend...would you really buy his art and put it in your house?

Sunday, May 16, 2010

They call it "Expressive Recycling"

Before moving to Fort Wayne last summer I lived in New York, both Manhattan and Brooklyn and I'm familiar with the Gowanus Area in Brooklyn where David Belt and his company MacroSea like making their eco-friendly art experiments.
Last year it was the Sea Pools and this year it's Glassphemy!
Since recycling it's boring this is a creative way to have fun while making the earth a better place. Check out the article and the video on the New York Times.
What do you think? I have to admit that I do like it!

A couple of ArtLink reminders:
Print exhibition will be running until May 26th, so if you haven't seen it yet...hurry!
Dont' forget on May 22nd the studio visit to one of Fort Wayne finest artists Terry Ratliff.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Your Stars of the arts

About a month ago TIME magazine selected three artists to watch on the occasion of the Whitney Biennal. The Whitney Biennal is an incredible window for new trends and artists where "contemporary" sometimes rhymes though with trivial and illegible.
Anyway to cut a long story short the three names to keep in mind are all women: Nina Berman (photographer), Kate Gilmore (video artist) and painter Lesley Vance.
Now...It'll be great to know which are YOURS three artists to watch in Indiana or Fort Wayne area!