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The Most Expensive Gold Antique in the World – $35 Million Persian Necklace

This stunning necklace is considered to be one of the rarest privately owned gold artifacts in the World!

Known as ‘The Star Crescent Necklace’ it is actually an ancient jewellery set that archeologists call ‘Parthian-Sarmatian Royal Gold Necklace and Amulet’.

This necklace is believed to have been first created in Parthia, an ancient Persian empire that existed from 247 BC to 224 AD, but eventually came into possession of the Sarmatians, the legendary nomadic Indo-Iranian warriors that spread throughout the Eurasian Steppe.

Now, in our exclusive art investigation, we’re going to unveil all the fascinating secrets about this Royal artifact!

The Most Expensive Sword in the World – $100 Million Samurai Tachi

This Tachi sword belonged to one of the most famous warlords in Japanese history – the great Fukushima Masanori (1561–1624).

He is known as one of the Seven Spears of Shizugatake for his actions in the Battle of Shizugatake, where he had the honor of first blood.

Throughout his life, he fought in many campaigns, including the Battle of Ch’ungju during the Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1592.

The sword is currently in the Tamoikin Art Fund and is considered to be one of their most valuable assets. It has been appraised at over $105 million and was featured in the prestigious Forbes 400.

Meet the 5 Most Valued NFT Artists in the World

MutualArt brings you a selection of the most profitable NFT artists that have proven that digital art has come to stay and slay. Get to know the performances of each artist, when and what they present in auctions, the realized prices, their exhibitions and much more. 

We are your eyes and ears on everything that happens in the art market. An international team of art lovers, web professionals and data analysts driven by passion and excellence who work relentlessly to make the art market accessible to everyone.

Our data is sourced 24 hours a day from over 22,000 venues and organizations and is manually moderated to guarantee its accuracy.

Rembrandt’s First Official NFTs of ‘The Night Watch’ to be Released by The Rembrandt Heritage Foundation at the MetaRembrandt Museum

The Rembrandt Heritage Foundation makes iconic Dutch masterpiece ‘The Night Watch’ available in 8000 digital pieces (NFTs)

Owners of a Night Watch NFT piece will have exclusive access to the World’s First digital museum with Rembrandt van Rijn’s full art collection!

Soon everyone will be able to get their hands on a digital piece of ‘The Night Watch’. This was announced today by the Rembrandt Heritage Foundation and HODL Finance, on the first anniversary of the death of the world-renowned Rembrandt expert, Prof. Dr. Ernst van de Wetering, who also worked extensively with the Foundation.

Bottega d’Arte Toscana – Ancient Italian Gold Art Techniques in the 21st Century | Exclusive Interview with Silvia Salvadori

Silvia Salvadori is an award-winning Italian painter who specializes in contemporary iconography as well as Gothic and Medieval art styles. She is one of the few artist in Italy that uses ancient pictorial techniques that were handed down directly from Cennino Cennini himself.

Now, from her studio “Bottega d’Arte Toscana” in Arezzo, Tuscany, Silvia creates incredible historical reproductions as well as stunning original works of fine modern art, often merging the past and the present techniques in spectacular ways. Real 24 karat gold, which has become her artistic signature, is ever-present on most of Silvia’s paintings which are in high demand in Europe and all over the world.

Top 10 Jewelry Pieces from Igor Carl Fabergé to be Exhibited for the First Time at GemGenève

While the popular knowledge about the Fabergé is focused on the Imperial Easter Eggs, commissioned by the Russia Royal family and other famous patrons, the Igor Carl Fabergé Foundation decided to offer a different approach by presenting “New Finds” and little known items as a point of departure for this exhibition. By presenting more than 100 pieces from private collections, the Igor Carl Fabergé Foundation is offering a glimpse into the richness and versatility of the Fabergé workshops.

Many collected rarities have not been previously shown in Switzerland or Europe at large and some are being presented for the first time!

Thomas González

Interview with an Art Banker, Thomas González – $133 Million in Loans | Part 1

Thomas González always had a passion for art. So today, he arranges art loans and has committed himself to the art loan business.

He has developed a trusted cadre of financial partners, responsible for successfully brokering art loans above 100 Million Euros.

We, at The World Art News, have had the pleasure of interviewing Thomas to learn the ins and outs of being an art banker.

In this exclusive two-part series you will discover his secrets to running a successful art loans business. Let’s begin!

“I can tell you that loans up to $25 Million aren’t a problem for us.”

Sotheby’s Successful NFT Auction of ‘MetaSkull’ Collection Brought Over $665K for Famed Contemporary Artist Jacky Tsai

Jacky Tsai and Froyo Games, a Web3 GameFi platform, announced the successful auction sale of “MetaSkull 元宇宙骷髅”(1/1001), the first digital art NFT in the MetaSkull collection, which is a series consisting of 1001 unique NFTs created with generative art programming. The auction was hosted by Sotheby’s – a Xperience Digital Art Auction, with the unique skull motif’s final bid concluding at USD $7,700 (HKD $60,480). 

The combined auction proceeds from Mr. Tsai’s digital artworks amounted to USD $665,832 (HKD $5,226,480), with a total of 5 lots sold – including Jacky’s impressive “Golden Years”, which sold for USD $321,036 (HKD $2,520,000).

DISCOVERED: Stunning 1880 Masonic Grand Master’s Gold Jewel – One of the Largest in the World | Exclusive Photos

The world has been fascinated with Freemasons for centuries.

Countless books, articles, documentaries, even Hollywood films have been made about this ancient society.

Yet, most people don’t really know much about the Masonry, their history, culture, traditions, and they certainly don’t often encounter Masonic artifacts in their daily lives.

For this reason The World Art News is especially excited to share with our audience Exclusive HD Photos of one of the largest and most spectacular Masonic Gold Jewels in North America and possibly the World!

The Enigma of Raphael – Price Analysis and History of the Legendary Artist

Raphael’s incredible works of art were already desired when he was alive. After his passing they became real cult objects and remained as such to this day.

An endless bibliography has dealt with the Raphaelesque myth and the desire to attribute works to his authorship has led over the centuries the scholars to recognize his hand where it wasn’t and not to take it into account even in cases where the documents said the opposite.

On the art market, the demand for Raphael’s paintings has always been characterized by very high values and this, of course, is an important factor of reflection to consider, which can sometimes become the keystone for the interpretation of attributive events.

ART. BUSINESS. FREEDOM! Exclusive Interview with Willem Vos | Part 2 – Dare!

“You have to be business-minded. Try to understand that everyone in this world wants to make money. Including you and your artworks. You are part of the art world, you have to be able to embrace that.”

Willem Vos is an enterprising new artist from the Netherlands. After selling his international company, he threw himself completely into making art and selling his works. Mainly because of Willem’s choice to live a different life he has become an inspiration for people that want to successfully change course as well. His artworks are powerful and quite large, they are full of color, energy, and meaning. Clearly Willem has an impressive talent and high potential, which is why The World Art News is pleased to share Part 2 of his First Exclusive Interview with our global audience.

“There is No Excuse for Violence” Art Exhibition in Turkey | Exclusive Photos

The first of our ‘Silent Screams’ painting exhibitions, with which we set out with nearly 40 painters and our slogan ‘There is No Excuse for Violence’ was held on November 1, 2022. During this event Prof. Dr. Mansur Beyazyürek’s held a conference on violence and art. Our aim is to stand in against psychological and physical violence against women, men, animals, young people, old people, doctors, health workers, teachers, lawyers, judges, police, and all living beings.

Our second exhibition will be opening on 11.11.2022 in BOF HOTELS BUSINESS, Istanbul, Umraniye, Turkey. It will be held until 19.11.2022. A percentage of the revenues from our exhibition will be donated by the artists to the victims of violence and those in need.

ORTHO Successfully Launches Fashion Metaverse – Designer Le Thanh Hoa Delivers Unique Show

Fashion-oriented metaverse platform ORTHO – a Vietnamese digital fashion house – has successfully launched its virtual world that combines high fashion and high-tech elements. On October 27, ORTHO and famous Vietnamese fashion designer Le Thanh Hoa (LTH) organized the first virtual runway fashion show to present his unique collection called AN, which translates as peace. In addition to the metaverse runway experience, he delivered a physical show in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam.

The virtual show enjoyed tremendous success, attracting about 1,000 people who savored the fashion experience in the metaverse.

The physical show in Hanoi was attended by about 200 guests from the fashion industry. The presentation was filled with nostalgic, peaceful, yet not melancholic imagery.

Celebrated Nigerian artist Amarachi Okafor highlights Ecological Disaster

Well-known for the powerful messages conveyed across various media, Nigerian-based artist Amarachi Okafor decided to tackle a large-scale ecological disaster created by countless small, discarded cigarette butts in her latest work.

Now that effort will be featured in an upcoming exhibition “Announcing beauty, mercy, kindness and love” a rare retrospective exhibition chronicling 20 years of practice by the critically acclaimed Nigerian artist and curator. The exhibition opened October 29 at the Lagos’ Red Door Gallery, and will be open until November 19, 2022.

Top 10 Micromosaics Through the Ages

Micromosaics were first made in Mesopotamia some six thousand years ago. In the late 18th century this long surviving technique became a decorative art and was often used in jewellery.

It has a large presence in Switzerland and GemGenève is on a mission to make it fashionable again. Which is why this autumn they dedicated an entire exhibition space to the Magnificent Art of Micromosaics!

From Switzerland to Italy, from Villa Boscéaz to the Gilbert Collection at the V&A Museum, from the the Doves of Pliny to the The Dream of Karpa Koï bracelet by Maurizio Fioravanti, the exhibition “Micromosaics Through The Ages” offers visitors an overview of this lost art and expertise through unpretentious scenography.

The ‘Collòculi’ Exhibit by Internationally Recognized Artist and Filmmaker Annalaura di Luggo

Internationally recognized artist and filmmaker Annalaura di Luggo unveils “Collòculi” – her most artistic challenge!

“Collòculi” is an immersive, multimedia interactive work made in the shape of a Giant Eye from recycled aluminum. The symbolism of recycling is both suggestive of environmental rebirth as well as the deeper meaning of taking old thrown away emotions and creating new, more positive views through new eyes.

COLLÒCULI WE ARE ART by Annalaura di Luggo is currently on display at al National Archeological Museum of Naples MANN (Italy) until January 2023.

‘Art is Freedom. I Make Art.’ Exclusive Interview with Willem Vos | Part 1

“Intense friendships, profound conversations, love, sex, feelings of connection, my fears and letting go of people. All the feelings and emotions I store and sometimes experience more violently than ever. I don’t run away from them anymore – I put them on canvas.”

Willem Vos is an enterprising new artist from the Netherlands. After selling his international company, he threw himself completely into making art. His artworks are powerful and quite large, they are full of color, energy, and meaning. Clearly Willem has an impressive talent and high potential, which is why The World Art News is pleased to share Part 1 of his First Exclusive Interview with our global audience.

Internationally Acclaimed Artist Ella Spira MBE Launches an Immersive Multimedia Art Exhibition in Singapore

On Thursday, 3 November 2022, the Grammy-nominated British composer, artist and co-founder of production company Sisters Grimm, Ella Spira MBE, will launch her latest art project, ‘Global Landscapes Singapore’ at Art Now gallery, in the Raffles Hotel Arcade, unveiling her work as a visual artist. The exhibition will be opened to the public with no tickets required on the 4th and 5th of November.

Spira’s Singapore work has already proved popular with collectors. Singapore-based and Chinese investor Jack Tao fell under the spell of Ella Spira’s Banyan Tree painting and recently acquired it for £250,000. He went on to commission Spira to create the Global Landscape Singapore.

Etter Edition 01 – Physical NFT Project by Award-Winning Artist Christian Etter and Entrepreneur Alexander E. Brunner

Internationally acclaimed Swiss designer and artist Christian Etter together with author and entrepreneur Alexander E. Brunner joined forces and presented a unique hybrid NFT artwork, supported by the Cardano Foundation.

The official launch of ‘Etter Edition 01’ took place on October 6th in Zurich, Switzerland, where the artwork was presented for the first time. 

‘Etter Edition 01’ brought together blockchain-technology and digital interactive art with the physical world, intimately joining generative art with decentralized tokens and expanding the NFT universe into the physical realm.

METASKULL NFT DROP | Renowned Digital Artist Jacky Tsai and Froyo Games Launch Skull Art NFTs for Metaverse

Jacky’s first digital project was an NFT titled “Chinese Floral Skull, Lot 37” that sold at Sotheby’s auction for $302,400 US, which was the highest price paid for an NFT designed by an Asian artist.

Jacky Tsai, a London-based and Shanghai-born modern contemporary artist, is pleased to announce “MetaSkull Collection 元宇宙骷髅”, his inaugural Skull Art NFT collection that features the artist’s iconic skull motif designs.

Mr. Tsai worked in collaboration with Froyo Games, a Web3 gaming platform with extensive video-game development experience globally, to develop and launch the MetaSkull Collection, which is geared for the metaverse. 

VESTIGES OF THE FUTURE | Photography of Jean-Marc Yersin

Former co-director of the Swiss Camera Museum, Jean-Marc Yersin started out as a professional photographer.

Since 2018, he has returned to his first passion, continuing a cycle of images that inspired him thirty years earlier. He frames tightly, in black and white, motorway structures, factories and mountain buildings.

The compositions are geometric, contrasted, sharp. There is no human presence. The forms are abstracted from their functions. The silence is absolute.

These are photographs under tension. They show the conflict between the built environment and nature, between concrete and the landscapes.

Exclusive Interview with a Jamaican Soul Artist Christine D. Johnson

Rich, inviting colors pull you into the joyful art of Christine D. Johnson, where you are free to reconnect with your soul. Beyond the visual layer that reflects one’s strength and natural beauty, lie affirmative messages intended to inspire and direct the viewer on a pleasant journey to inner peace.

Christine D. Johnson is a native of Jamaica who currently resides in South Carolina. She has a Master’s degree in Human Resources with an undergraduate in Psychology as well as an Art Minor. Christine has been exhibiting since 1994 and over the years has developed a unique art style that brings joyful emotions to the world.

Exclusive interview with a 3D sculptor James Johnson

Creating sculpture is not an all consuming need or source of ego identification for me so I never feel anything was or is sacrificed.

It is the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete, the antithesis of the notion of beauty as something perfect, enduring, and monumental.

It is a search for the essential elements of our common humanity and the compassion it calls for.

I tell myself that just for today, I will not worry about whatever is in my path and remember it is a privilege not a necessity to share my work.

UNBREAKABLE: Surviving Assault, Drugs & Prison – Exclusive Interview with Elizabeth Mikotowicz | Part 4

“I say this as a recovering addict – there is no better high for me than going to a concert”

Artist Elizabeth Mikotowicz was nearly beaten to death while being pregnant, addicted to drugs by the medical system, then sent to prison where she was regularly humiliated and treated as a slave.

In this explosive interview, for the first time ever, Elizabeth shares her phenomenal life story with The World Art News!

It is an emotional, at times horrific, and unquestionably inspiring account of one woman’s survival against all odds.

Top 15 Most Unusual Museums You Should Consider Visiting in America

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The American Museum of Natural History.

These are familiar institutions that you may have visited, considered visiting, or heard of in passing.

While these landmarks are popular for a reason, there are tens of thousands of other museums across the U.S. that many people are not as familiar with.

And that’s a shame, since these off-the-wall stops consist of enriching, unique exhibits that may convert even the most stubborn of museum doubters. 

UNBREAKABLE: Surviving Assault, Drugs & Prison – Exclusive Interview with Elizabeth Mikotowicz | Part 3

“I watched many women die”

“You suffer from things nobody should”

Artist Elizabeth Mikotowicz was nearly beaten to death while being pregnant, addicted to drugs by the medical system, then sent to prison where she was regularly humiliated and treated as a slave.

In this explosive interview, for the first time ever, Elizabeth shares her phenomenal life story with The World Art News!

It is an emotional, at times horrific, and unquestionably inspiring account of one woman’s survival against all odds.

UNBREAKABLE: Surviving Assault, Drugs & Prison – Exclusive Interview with Artist Elizabeth Mikotowicz | Part 2

“I wanted to paint something on the prison walls that reminded women of the beauty outside”

Artist Elizabeth Mikotowicz was nearly beaten to death while being pregnant, addicted to drugs by the medical system, then sent to prison where she was regularly humiliated and treated as a slave.

In this explosive interview, for the first time ever, Elizabeth shares her phenomenal life story with The World Art News!

It is an emotional, at times horrific, and unquestionably inspiring account of one woman’s survival against all odds.

Qhamanande Maswana Blue Beanie, 2022

Life Is A Beautiful Colour – Exhibition of Contemporary African Artists

Janet Rady Fine Art is pleased to present ‘Life Is A Beautiful Colour,’ a group show of  emerging contemporary African artists co-curated by Hyacinthe Kouassi and Elorm Gosu.

Including works by Frank Asso, Alex Gbizié, Muramuzi JohnBosco, Joseph Kojo Hoggar,  Qhamanande Maswana, Osman Salifu and Affen Segun the exhibition brings together works that  exude and celebrate the vibrancy and warmth of the contemporary lived experience across the  continent of Africa.

From representations of the fast pace of city life, the communal relationships shared in villages, to quieter more focused and confronting portraits of African youth, though the works in this show were created by artists from nations as diverse as their form and subject matter.

UNBREAKABLE: Surviving Assault, Drugs & Prison – Exclusive Interview with Elizabeth Mikotowicz | Part 1

“I was only 20 the first time I was rag-dolled around the room and sent flying backwards smashing the back of my head on a radiator”

Artist Elizabeth Mikotowicz was nearly beaten to death while being pregnant, addicted to drugs by the medical system, then sent to prison where she was regularly humiliated and treated as a slave.

In this explosive interview, for the first time ever, Elizabeth shares her phenomenal life story with The World Art News!

It is an emotional, at times horrific, and unquestionably inspiring account of one woman’s survival against all odds.

Nephrite Egg I.C. Faberge Foundation

Igor Carl Fabergé Foundation to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

The Foundation of Igor Carl Fabergé, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, aims to raise awareness of the work and life of Carl Fabergé during his time as a jeweler at the Imperial Court in St. Petersburg, Russia.

It brings together many books, publications, memorabilia, and other historic objects relating to his professional artistic activity.

The same aim also extends to his grandson, Igor Carl Fabergé and his personal works of jewellery art.

The committee has decided to celebrate Foundation’s 40th anniversary as well as the date of passing of Igor Carl Fabergé by bringing together collectors and enthusiasts from all over the world to their headquarters, where a unique exhibition will be held.

GemGenève

GemGenève is Back in November … with Fabergé!

GENEVA, 23 AUGUST 2022 – It’s official! By popular demand from its exhibitors, GemGenève is holding a second, exceptional edition again this year in Geneva. “We had initially planned to hold only one edition, in May 2022. Following calls from our exhibitors, we´ve decided to organize a second edition in autumn 2022 in Geneva, but this shouldn’t become standard practice in the future”, emphasizes Ronny Totah.

The 5th meeting of gemology and jewellery professionals and enthusiasts will therefore open its doors from Thursday, 3rd November to Sunday, 6th November in Palexpo, this time in Hall 6. It will coincide once again with the major autumnal auction sales of the Geneva Luxury Week.

Who is DovBer Marchette

Founder of the ‘Pura’ art movement, Jewish-American artist DovBer Marchette has explored unique ideas in the creative process for over 50 years.

Trained as a professional sculptor, his body of work actually represents a wide range of materials and concepts from the modern art world.

Currently DovBer works mainly with wood sculpture as well as painting, drawing, and photography.

“I continually explore the idea of unlimited creative possibilities within strong boundaries. I limit certain factors such as my color palette and working with resources that are available in the moment.”

The Great Spadolini – Dance, Art & Espionage

The Spy with License to Dance … and Paint!

This isn’t a fictional book by Ian Fleming, nor an imaginary film about the world’s most famous secret agent.

The “James Bond” we’re talking about here is Italian, and his name is Alberto Spadolini (1907 – 1972).

He was sexy and daring like 007, surrounded by fascinating women and celebrities of the international jet set, continually moving between different milieux – showbiz, politics, sophisticated circles, and war scenarios.

The only difference is – he was real.

Painting Bizzarrini into Automobile History

I had never seen a car so wanton, so rakish, almost obscene. It was like a streetwalker in 8-in high heels. What amazed me then was that it had a Chevy V8 as an engine, iron block, pushrod. Detroit crudity in an exotic. I forgot poetry and instantly became a car guy.

A couple years later I was writing car ads in Detroit and a boss mentioned an obscure Italian car was down at a Corvette shop; I might want to take a look at it.

It was a Bizzarrini Targa.

Now, in 2022, I’d say it’s worth what — 2  to  3 million? Give or take.

Exclusive Interview with Shantell Martin – Part 2 | Be Yourself

“I do everything at my own pace and on my own terms. I’m focused on things that I want to do that are fun and playful and pushing myself and my work in an interesting and creative way.”

Shantell Martin is a visual artist, intuitive philosopher, cultural facilitator, teacher, choreographer, songwriter, performer, and more. Her practice continuously pushes the boundaries of creative expression through thoughtful, innovative collaborations with artists, cultural institutions such as The Whitney Museum Shop, NYC;  Denver Art Museum, Pulitzer Prize-winning performance artist Kendrick Lamar, acclaimed designer Kelly Wearstler, The Boston Ballet, and brands such as The North Face, Google Creative Labs, and B&B Italia.

Said Dokins’ light installation ‘Refraktur’ dazzles audience at the 2022 Querétaro Experimental International Public Art Festival in Mexico | VIDEO

Throughout the summer months of June until September, Mexican contemporary artist Said Dokins presents ‘Refraktur’ as part of the Querétaro Experimental International Public Art Festival.

The festival will show the work of over 200 artists across a wide range of disciplines, including music, theatre, dance, performance and sculpture. 

‘Refraktur’ is a site-specific installation built out of glass, metal, reflexive materials and LEDs that will be placed on the Madero boulevard in the center of the Mexican city of Queretaro.

Exclusive Interview with Shantell Martin – Part 1 | Bold Lines

“My art style is playful, it’s bold, it’s confident, it’s minimal, and it’s full of meaningful and powerful messages.”

Shantell Martin is a visual artist, intuitive philosopher, cultural facilitator, teacher, choreographer, songwriter, performer, and more.

Her practice continuously pushes the boundaries of creative expression through thoughtful, innovative collaborations with artists, cultural institutions such as The Whitney Museum Shop, NYC; Denver Art Museum, Pulitzer Prize-winning performance artist Kendrick Lamar, acclaimed designer Kelly Wearstler, The Boston Ballet, and brands such as The North Face, Google Creative Labs, and B&B Italia.

This is Part 1 of our exclusive interview with Shantell.

Boglarka NAGY International Biennale Danube Contemporary 22 3

Figurative Painting Will Never Die!

Artist Talk with Boglarka Nagy at the International Biennale for Contemporary Art from Central Europe.

The young painter Boglarka Nagy is representing the new generation of painters, who are concentrated on figurative art.

In July she visited the Transylvanian artist village Cisnadioara near Sibiu, where she is representing Hungary at the International Biennale “Danube Contemporary 22 – Shapes and Personality”.

In discussion with an audience of art connoisseurs from France, England, Greece, Switzerland, Germany and Romania, Nagy described her work as a permanent strive for excellence.

Francia Escobar Field, renowned Colombian art patroness, exhibits “Colombia By Mateo Blanco”

Mateo Blanco is a recognized conceptual artist known for creating vivid portraits from unusual materials that have captured people’s imagination.

His portrait of Jennifer Lawrence was made with 10,000 peanuts and the flag of the United States from pieces of cloth.

Much of Mateo’s work is inspired by typography and exploration of the word art. From Cape Town to Paris, his art can be found in private collections and museums all over the world.

Now, his work “Colombia By Mateo Blanco” is part of Francia Escobar’s renowned private collection in Bogota, Colombia.

Nigerian artist Amarachi Okafor brings local perceptions to international stage

From local to international, artist Amarachi Okafor has a knack for using the culture that surrounds her to create powerful messages that reflect the human condition.

Now, after 20 years of accolades and achievements, Okafor reflects on the global culture while continuing to draw inspiration from what is happening around her, in Nigeria and all of Africa and the experience of the people that live there as she prepares for a solo exhibition in October at the Red Door Gallery in Lagos.

Drawing from area culture and communities, Amarachi Okafor’s work embodies the Nigerian spirit while showcasing a global talent.

Exclusive Interview with Dave Vescio – Part 3 | Break The Rules

Part 3 of our Exclusive Interview with Dave Vescio may be The Best One Yet!

This time Dave, an Ex-Con, a Movie Star, and an Award-Winning Artist, talks about perhaps the most important subject of all – Creativity.

Here’s a taste: “Just focus on creating art and getting it out into the world anyway you can. That’s all that matters. If you want to sell it, sell it, if you want to give it away, then give it away, if you want to store it and hope someone takes it after you die, then do that too. Either way, focus on creating the art that you want to create in this moment in time. That’s all that matters, that’s all there really is. Everything else is just an illusion of false realities of what we think life is, but actually isn’t.”

How To Make Money With NFTs

Many NFT sellers have gotten rich almost overnight through selling NFTs.

Digital artists, content creators, and NFT enthusiasts come up with new NFT projects every day in hopes of gaining wealth by selling them.

NFTs have grown in popularity thanks to their unique trait of being an indivisible digital asset, which cannot be replicated and safely exists in the tamper-free blockchain.

So can you get rich with NFTs?

Long story short, yes!

Exclusive Interview with Nationally Acclaimed Public Sculptor Aaron T Stephan | Part 2

Nationally acclaimed American public sculptor Aaron T Stephan lives and works in Portland, Maine.

His work presents a wry look at the world around him – focusing on the complex web of information carried by everyday materials and objects.

Stephan has completed over 25 major public works in municipal spaces throughout the United States.

His work is noted for his diverse approach to form spanning from a life-sized orchestra of plastic snap-to parts, gestural streetlights, and gracefully curved ladders reminiscent of DNA.

Stephan’s public works can be found in the collections of cities across the nation.

THE HYDE Collection Brings Bolton Landing Sculptor Back Home To The Southern Adirondacks In Celebration Of Its 60th Anniversary

PRESS RELEASE | GLENS FALLS, NY, JULY 11, 2022 —  In honor of The Hyde Collection’s sixtieth anniversary in 2023 of its opening as a fine arts museum, we are pleased to announce the exhibition Songs of the Horizon: David Smith, Music, and Dance.

Curated by Dr. Jennifer Field, Executive Director of the Estate of David Smith, this project will be the first museum exhibition to focus exclusively on the indelible influence of music and dance on Smith’s work in painting, drawing, and sculpture.

The exhibition will feature approximately twenty-five loans from important private and public collections, the Estate of David Smith, and a selection of rare archival materials.

Exclusive Interview with Nationally Acclaimed Public Sculptor Aaron T Stephan | Part 1

Nationally acclaimed American public sculptor Aaron T Stephan lives and works in Portland, Maine.

His work presents a wry look at the world around him – focusing on the complex web of information carried by everyday materials and objects.

Stephan has completed over 25 major public works in municipal spaces throughout the United States.

His work is noted for his diverse approach to form spanning from a life-sized orchestra of plastic snap-to parts, gestural streetlights, and gracefully curved ladders reminiscent of DNA.

Stephan’s public works can be found in the collections of cities across the nation.

BRAX BUBBLEGUM

The First “Gallery Creation” by Hong Kong Gallery

PRESS RELEASE | HONG KONG, JULY 1, 2022 — A local creative label & Gallery YOUNGCLUB launched BRAX – the first gallery-created character, as an art series based on youth and artists. 

In the image of a young artist, BRAX explores and grows in its adventure journey, creating a series of stories in the dreamland, vividly presenting the value and adventurousness of the young generation.

BRAX is a forever 17-years-old character keeping its identity hidden by wearing a doll costume.

It can be a character representing any of us in society. This 17-year-old teenager starts his own journey with its costume, arouses the resonance of young artists on the way of creation, and brings back memories of their youth.

The Innovation of NFT: Preserving Authenticity and Ownership in Creative Arts

In today’s digital asset market, there are a lot of conflicting opinions about NFTs (non-fungible tokens). Whether you love or hate it, there’s no denying that NFT is a groundbreaking technology for the art and collectibles industry.

Digital artworks have emerged as a robust industry, with the NFT market expected to become $147.24 billion by 2026.

But let’s take a step back and reflect on the broader use case of non-fungible tokens.

SaiakuNana and Ignatius Rake declare ‘Punk Rock Forever’

PRESS RELEASE | ST AUSTELL, 22 JUNE 2022 — Celebrated Japanese artist SaiakuNana, who has exhibited her work in Tokyo, London and New York, has joined forces with award-winning Cornish animator and filmmaker Ignatius Rake to produce a music video that documents her must-see gallery in London’s East End before it closes this coming July 17.

“I became a fan of SaiakuNana’s work the moment I saw it at the Watari-um gallery in Tokyo,” Rake says.

“I was immediately struck by the power and vibrancy of her paintings, which combine the kawaii aesthetic of modern Japanese popular culture with the raw energy of punk rock and abstract expressionism.”

In 2018, SaiakuNana won the Grand Prize at the 21st Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art, the Japanese equivalent of the UK’s Turner Prize.

How to Promote Your Art on Social Media 

The world of social media is constantly changing, but it’s a great place to promote your art and build a community of fans as well as like-minded peers.

Here are some of Julie Ehrmantraut’s top tips to help you get started promoting your art on social media.

Julie is an artist and business owner with nearly a decade of experience with sharing her work on social media and selling art online through various channels.

Alongside her art business she also teaches other artists how to make an income from their art online through her website, JulieErinDesigns.com, and classes on Skillshare.

650 LADDERS – Aaron T Stephan’s Sculpture “Paths Rising” Installed at Tampa International Airport

PRESS RELEASE | TAMPA, FLORIDA, 10 JUNE, 2022  – Nationally acclaimed artist Aaron T Stephan revealed a significant new public installation titled “Paths Rising” in the Main Terminal at Tampa International Airport.

This 30 ft. wide suspended sculpture consists of over 650 tapered ladders framed by a glowing oculus of gold leaf.

“Paths Rising” will serve as an exciting new anchor point for arrivals and departures from Tampa Bay.

The work is inspired by the vibrant culture and natural beauty of the region – while its form, color, and overall dynamic speaks to the airport’s theme of atmosphere.

Changing How The World Sees Art

To get more out of looking at and creating art there are two easy-to-learn concepts combined by the masters of painting that have rarely been published together – until now.

Discover simple ideas that are changing how the world sees art, and revealing a visual language that has been hiding in plain sight.

The combination of asymmetrical balance and the brightness/weight illusion is a reintroduction, from the Modernist period, of a way of seeing the world and art like an artist. Like learning to play a musical instrument (or balance a bicycle), it takes practice to coordinate all the parts.

NFT DROP: Shantell Martin & Ben Sheppee will release their Third Collection “Lapidarist” | VIDEO

British artists Shantell Martin and Ben Sheppee will release their third NFT drop on June 3rd, entitled Lapidarist. A collaborative ongoing series of works, Lapidarist deconstructs and transforms solid or valid entities. The three-dimensional nature of the now abstract structures, each of which floats aimlessly in space, contributes to their ambiguity as something imagined attempts to become something real.

With a collaborative working relationship that spans 15 years, artists Martin and Sheppee have styles that both contrast and complement each other’s practice, style, and work. 

Exclusive Interview with Dave Vescio – Part 2: Death, Darkness, Light!

In Part 2 of our Exclusive Interview with a Movie Star and an Award-Winning artist Dave Vescio we dive deep into his Dark Past, Time in Prison, and the Harsh Lessons of Life. Dave candidly talks about his Inner Demons, Psychological Trauma, and how to live with them.

“I was too busy trying to take over the whole LSD empire for myself!”

“The ones who think they are heroes tend to be the most vicious villains of all!”

“I want my artworks to show the spiritual world that everyone else just seems to walk by and not notice at all”

Exclusive Interview with Dave Vescio – Part 1: Art, Fame, Life!

In Part 1 of our Exclusive Interview with a Movie Star and an Award-Winning artist Dave Vescio we dive deep into his Art, Fame, and Success, discovering what impact they had on his extraordinary life.

“I’m an artist trying to reveal to the world the things it refuses to see”

“Acting got me to tap into the deepest, darkest pits of hell”

“Art is actually our savior, our church, our educator. It’s a safe place to experience and learn about life.”

“I chose to venture out into the unknown and experience the world as it really is!”

“Explore everything in this world, until you find what you truly love to do, then explore even more!”

Cindy Shaoul

Interview with Cindy Shaoul – Abstract Impressionist Artist from New York | Part 2

“Don’t let any outside noise mix-up your one-of-a-kind artistic formula. Do your thing!”

Inspired by whimsy and purity of the feminine form, Cindy Shaoul is known for her impressionistic and abstract style. She is best recognized for her series ‘Brides’, ‘Dripping Dots’ and ‘Hearts’, as well as her ‘Plein-Air’ street scenes of quintessential New York locations.

Shaoul’s works can be found in hundreds of permanent private and corporate collections worldwide.

This is Part 2 of Cindy’s exclusive interview to The World Art News.

Interview with Cindy Shaoul – Abstract Impressionist Artist from New York | Part 1

“I learned that being true to your feelings and emotions is a large part of being a successful artist”

Inspired by whimsy and purity of the feminine form, Cindy Shaoul is known for her impressionistic and abstract style. She is best recognized for her series ‘Brides’, ‘Dripping Dots’ and ‘Hearts’, as well as her ‘Plein-Air’ street scenes of quintessential New York locations.

Shaoul’s works can be found in hundreds of permanent private and corporate collections worldwide.

This is Part 1 of Cindy’s exclusive interview to The World Art News.

Are OVRs The Future of Art Sales?

Modern advancements in digital and online technology are changing the art market. Online events are becoming more popular than ever as they can be accessed by anyone from anywhere. By simply opening a screen, people are able to instantly access desired products and services from all around the world, which makes it easier than ever to engage with your artistic interests.

The art market is no exception to this trend. Over the past few years it has been strengthening its online presence, and despite an overall decline in sales, the online trade is actually at a record high, doubling in value from two years ago. It is therefore reasonable to expect further substantial growth in this sector.

At the heart of this online art world are OVRs.

Millennials And Their Role In The Modern Art Market

When it comes to the modern art world, millennials have played a crucial role in the recent years.

After the pandemic, they tremendously helped the art market to recover from countless museum, gallery, and exhibition closures.

A report from Art Basel-UBS states that in the first half of 2021, millennials spent the most on art, helping to boost the much needed recovery of the market.

Sales were also up by 10%, with millennials doubling the buying power of Gen X, and spending four times more than baby boomers!

How NFTs Benefit The Art Market?

It may be obvious but still needs to be said – the benefits of NFTs for the entire art world are tremendous!

Art that doesn’t exist in a physical form can now be bought, sold, and collected, opening many opportunities for artists, collectors, and investor.

There are also great benefits to physical art from NFTs. Art museums and galleries now have the ability to earn additional revenue from their artworks.

NFTs are clearly helping to create a unique generational synergy between the old and the new art.

FROM PRISON TO HOLLYWOOD: Dave Vescio’s Incredible Life Story In His Own Words

Dave Vescio tell his incredible life story of how he went from a Soldier to an Ex-con to a Movie Villain to an Award-Winning Contemporary Artist!

“I went on the run for a year-and-a-half. I finally got caught and was sentenced to 10-years at Fort Leavenworth, a hard-labor, maximum-security prison for Department of Defense inmates. I lived amongst some of the worst criminals in the world. We had serial killers, rapists, child molesters, and even murderers. Which turned out to be the perfect training ground for me to study these monsters and figure out why they committed these horrific crimes. I did 5-years in total; two-and-a-half on the inside and two-and-a-half on federal parole.”

DESIGNER VIVARIUM at GEMGENÈVE 2022 – Showcasing Innovative International Jewelers

GENEVA, 29 MARCH, 2022 – As always, Vivienne, aided and abetted by Ida Faerber, has scoured the globe for independent, under-the-radar designers, each with a strong concept, a well-defined design direction, individualistic point of view and sophistication of craftsmanship and use of materials.  She explains too that as a historian she particularly appreciates designs that acknowledge and respect the long and rich history of the jewel, its rituals and traditions, while at the same time challenging perceptions of the role and meaning of the jewel. The styles represented in the 2022 Designer Vivarium, as always, are all very different from each other, showing the breadth, depth and versatility of expression in today’s world of contemporary jewellery.

THE FUTURE by Subliminal Projects – New Works by Shantell Martin | Site-Specific Installation

EXHIBITION – From May 7 to June 4 Subliminal Projects is pleased to present THE FUTURE, a site-specific installation, and a series of new works by multidisciplinary artist Shantell Martin

Known for her signature black and white drawings, Martin’s work investigates themes of intersectionality, identity, and play. Through her continual exploration of the spontaneous hand-drawn line, Martin facilitates new connections between fine art, design, education, philosophy, technology, and the reciprocal relationship between artist and viewer, in which a work of art is more than an object of admiration. 

Prices on Old Rotary Phones are Up 500%

MARKET ALERT | Vintage rotary phones have been steadily rising in value and liquidity, becoming almost as good as gold.

Rare models sell between $200-2000 regularly. Even most basic rotary phones are in high demand.

Well-known home decorators are getting in the game and scooping up vintage phones from the market in bulk!

Further fuel into the fire is thrown by the limited (and constantly decreasing) supply.

Rare Porcelain from Imperial Russia by Philip Batenin

This small bell shaped tea cup, manufactured in 1830s by the famous Batenin Porcelain Factory that belonged to a wealthy merchant Philip Batenin, is a perfect example of valuable antique porcelain from the Imperial Russia. The cup features one of the rarest views ever depicted on Batenin’s creations, the Smolny Cathedral on the Neva River, which is painted completely by hand.

A similar cylindrical cup with a view of the Smolny Cathedral was sold at a Sotheby’s auction in June 2007 for £2400. Another is located in the world-famous Hermitage Museum. Nowadays, Batenin’s porcelain is quite rare and highly prized among collectors.

Who is Leonid Lindin

Leonid is one of the most skilled and imaginative precisionism artists in Europe. He he is also a hopeless romantic who uses his talent to paint spectacular fantasy scenes, often with oil on large canvases. Leonid’s artworks take time and anyone who had the pleasure to see them up-close was undoubtedly amazed by his attention to detail.

While Leonid’s favorite genre is seascapes, there are no limits to his imagination. If in real life he is a very modest man, in his art Leonid ventures into far corners of distant galaxies, sails over oceans and seas, and goes into wild winter forest of the north, not to mention the female beauty that occasionally comes to life on his canvas. A true romantic, Leonid paints romance like no one else.

NFTs Exhibited at WOW Festival in Dubai Sold to Major Digital Art Collectors 

PRESS RELEASE | DUBAI, 17 MARCH 2022 – Digital Gallery at WOW Summit Dubai Witnesses Major NFT Sale on the First Day of the Exhibition.

WOW summit commenced on the 13th of March with three full days of blockchain, metaverse industry news. The ‘Alternative Reality’ exhibition was curated by Daria Lomova, an art advisor and historian.

One of the main aims of the WOW summit was to raise public knowledge and awareness of the sweeping world of blockchain, crypto, AI, NFTs and beyond. That is why it was important for Lomova to curate an exhibition that people could relate to, while learning about the different digital art forms. 

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