10 Things I Hate About Having an Art Blog

Sorry to have a public whinge, but I don’t have a therapist, so this is the next best thing ;-)

Most of the time I enjoy looking after Art News Blog, but sometimes it really gets to me and I struggle to log into Blogger! So, here’s ten things that I hate about having an art blog (there’s easily 100 things that I love about having a blog, but I feel like having a whinge today!)..Continue Reading

Damien Hirst Shop – Other Criteria

I wasn’t going to mention Damien Hirst again for at least a few months after the Hirst/Sotheby’s auction and the hype that surrounded it, but I thought this news was interesting.

Damien Hirst’s merchandising company Other Criteria is opening up shop next to Sotheby’s in London. The Hirst shop will be open for business on the 6th of October at 36 New Bond Street, London.Continue Reading

Why do we Create Art?

About once every 12 months I wake up and there’s a giant WHY? in front of me. It follows me around until I give it enough answers. Sometimes it’s hard to make WHY? go away, while other times I just laugh and the intimidating three letters and a question mark runs for it’s life!Continue Reading

Giorgio Morandi at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Giorgio Morandi is currently showing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. If I was stranded on a deserted island and was allowed to take any 10 paintings with me, a Morandi still life would definitely be one of them.Continue Reading

Art Scholarship Competition for Students

MyArtSpace is looking for entries for their art student scholarship competition. There’s $16,000 up for grabs and it’s open to art students worldwide.Continue Reading

Being an Artist – Hazel Dooney

One of the best ways to learn how to be an artist is to talk with other artists.. people that are in the trenches and know how to survive. It’s fine to listen to a university lecturer talk about being an artist, but they’re at best an artist/teacher hybrid, which is also fine if you enjoy teaching. But if you want to paint during the day and relax at night (rather than teach during the day, paint at night and have no life), you should learn from those that are doing just that.Continue Reading

Vaginas

The British sculptor Jamie McCartney has developed a technique to offer an “internal pussy casting service.” He is said to be the only person in the world to offer such a service.Continue Reading

Business Artist Damien Hirst

The Damien Hirst circus is over and was a great success. The first night of the Hirst auction raised about 70 million pounds and the second day raised 40,919,700 GBP, which works out to be about $200 million USD in 2 days.

I don’t care what we think of his art.. love it or hate it.. Damien Hirst is a genius! He makes Andy Warhol look like a hippy with no job or credit card.Continue Reading

Damien Hirst Auction

Damien Hirst may have a pile of unsold artworks sitting in a gallery and Robert Hughes may think his work is “tacky,” but there’s still plenty of rich collectors willing to bet their millions on the British artist. Financial crisis and all, Hirst still sets records.

The first night of the much talked about Damien Hirst auction (Beautiful Inside my Head Forever) made about £70 million, which is 8 million pounds above the high estimate by Sotheby’s.Continue Reading

Jesus Christ in Art + Controversy

One of the easiest ways for an artist to get a little media love is to make fun of a religion. People usually take their religion a little too seriously, so it’s a proven method to create some controversy and to get your brand out there. It’s probably better to pick on religions like christianity, buddhism or maybe even judaism though as you may have to go in to protective custody if you go picking on islam (they really take their religion seriously).

I have been noticing Jesus Christ popping up quite a bit lately..Continue Reading