It’s 2013. Go do something!
A charming video from Vaudeville Pictures showing off a little bit of Beantown during the holidays…
December Inspiration File: Android Jones
Andrew Jones has worked with George Lucas at Industrial Light and Magic, made album covers for musicians, and was the only North American concept artist for Nintendo. The detail in his elaborate illustrations could even freak out Philip Dick.
- Source: androidjones-obtain.com
Answer from Diane Meriwether on Quora:
There’s a story out there…
Nikola Tesla visited Henry Ford at his factory, which was having some kind of difficulty. Ford asked Tesla if he could help identify the problem area. Tesla walked up to a wall of boilerplate and made a small X in chalk on one of the plates. Ford was thrilled, and told him to send an invoice.
The bill arrived, for $10,000. Ford asked for a breakdown. Tesla sent another invoice, indicating a $1 charge for marking the wall with an X, and $9,999 for knowing where to put it.
No doubt apocrypha, but the point is clear — professional artists charge because what they do and see is hard earned and valuable.
To pay for art is to celebrate your own capacity to be surprised and moved. It lets you participate and share in what you cannot create. It stands as visible proof that you have faith in your own abundance. It’s a way of voting for more of what you love in the world.
Believing that creativity should not be supported is a poverty that wealth cannot cure.
The Gagosian Gallery on Madison Avenue opens today with an exhibition of the last paintings and a rare series of photographs by my all-time favorite artist, Cy Twombly.
Toby de Silva - Immortal (2012)
Removed from the catacombs of Rome in the 17th century, the relics of 12 martyred saints were attired in the jeweled regalia of the previous period and reinterred in a remote church on the German/Czech border
Exhibition on Governor’s Island will be ending this month!
“The Ninety-Nine Percent” by Mathieu Asselin
reblog from photolia
Exhibition: “Occupy!” organised by the International Center ofPhotography
Location: The Governors Galleries on Governor’s Island (Map)
Dates: 18 August - 30 September 2012
Opening reception: Saturday, 18 August 2012, from 3 to 5
- Reblogged from photolia