Fine Art

Photographer Sues Richard Prince Over Instagram Rip-offs… At Last

Posted by on Monday January 4, 2016 | Copyright/Legal, Fine Art, Uncategorized

Photographer Donald Graham has sued appropriation artist Richard Prince and his gallerist Lawrence Gagosian for copyright infringement of a photo that appeared without Graham’s authorization on Instagram, and then in a gallery exhibition of Prince’s appropriation work. Prince drew public complaints and vitriol last year for unauthorized reproduction, display and sale of a series of... More

Free Toolkit and Video Series Provide Business Education for Artists

Posted by on Monday December 14, 2015 | Business, Fine Art

It’s difficult for many artists to think rigidly about time management, goal setting, branding, marketing, social media strategy and other decidedly business-like actions, but that’s exactly what a new, free artist’s education series from Creative Exchange proposes artists do. Work of Art, as the video and workbook series is called, was produced from a professional development... More

Epson Launches New Fine Art Papers at PhotoPlus Expo 2015

Posted by on Friday October 23, 2015 | Fine Art

Epson trotted out a new line of photo papers at PhotoPlus Expo aimed at photographers and artists seeking to exhibit and sell their output to collectors, museums, galleries and other discerning buyers. Dubbed the Legacy Papers, Epson said they’re manufactured in a pair of European paper mills. The base paper is made in France while the... More

Artist Turns Condemned Building into a Disposable Camera

Posted by on Thursday September 17, 2015 | Camera, Fine Art, Video

There are camera hacks and then there’s Vancouver artist Joel Nicholas Peterson’s camera hack. For a project titled Blueprints for Observation, Peterson turned a condemned building into a huge camera obscura. Here, in Peterson’s words, is how he did it: “I made holes through the walls peering outside from within dark rooms facing north, south,... More

Duggal Sees Future in High Res Digital C Prints

Posted by on Thursday August 13, 2015 | Fine Art

“Pick your favorite Pacific Island.” We’re staring at a small map attached to a enormous light box. Dangling from the box is a loupe, the kind jewelers use to scrutinize a diamond, and Ken Bledsoe, manager of fine art digital printing at Duggal is encouraging us to take a closer look. We do, pressing the... More

Inaugural Seattle Art Fair Brings Attention to Under-the-Radar Collector Base

Posted by on Wednesday August 5, 2015 | Events, Fine Art

More than 60 galleries from across the country and as far afield as Hong Kong participated this past weekend in the first edition of the Seattle Art Fair. Co-organized by Microsoft founder Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. and Brooklyn-based art fair producers Art Market Productions, drew more than 15,000 attendees and generated sales that pleased many... More

W.M. Hunt on Making “Art” and Artists’ Statements

Posted by on Monday August 3, 2015 | Fine Art, PDN Video Picks

Veteran collector, curator and photography consultant W.M. Hunt has a reputation for his straight-talking career advice. In this exclusive PDN video, he talks about a strategic mistake made by many aspiring fine-art photographers, and how to avoid it. He also demystifies the process of writing a good artist’s statement, and makes a case against spending... More

PDN Video: W.M. Hunt on How to Build Career Bridges (Not Burn Them)

Posted by on Wednesday July 29, 2015 | Business, Fine Art, PDN Video Picks

Photography careers are built on talent and hard work. But they also depend upon relationships–with mentors, editors, art directors, curators and others who can provide the critical support required for any career to grow and thrive. Veteran collector, curator and photography consultant W.M. Hunt explains in this exclusive PDN video how to build those important... More

A Dream Tool: Erica Kelly Martin’s Passion for Medium Format Goes Digital

Posted by on Wednesday July 22, 2015 | Camera, Fine Art, Photo Gear

Sponsored by Ricoh Imaging America Erica Kelly Martin’s fascination with medium-format photography can be traced back to a mirror hanging in her childhood bedroom, which echoed the aspect ratio of a medium-format frame, and which she believed had the power to lead her into a “magical world.” As a teenager, she experimented with medium-format box... More