Month: April 2013

Auctioning Women Artist

posted by – 04/27/13 @ 12:39pm

It’s about time the art market caught up to the art world. In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal Ellen Gamerman and Mary M. Lane discuss what has been happening for women in the art auction world. Female artists are starting to have more of a substantial following in the auction houses. Their are various theories as to why there is such a discrepancy in the market based on gender, some I believe are valid while others are just absurd. These irrational ideas only propagate the misnomers about women artists.

While it is wonderful that the art market is starting to get-with-the-times, and even the art world itself has a way to go, I am glad to see that progress is being made. But how unfortunate that in 2013, we are still seeing such blatant indiscretion in the world today. Hopefully our history of injustice will not carry on to future generations.

Read the article here.

 

A Fantastical Graffiti Mural Evolves on Modern Home in Belle Meade

posted by – 04/19/13 @ 12:56pm

A home in Belle Meade demonstrates that art can exist not only within the museum or gallery, but also as a permanent, defining fixture of the spaces we inhabit in our daily lives. The edifice of 734 Jackson Boulevard, a project dubbed outside734, both delights and inspires by nature of its outdoor location. The completed work, titled Timeline, depicts economic progression from industrial age Europe to the near future, with Asia elevating itself to a powerful position within the world economy.

 

A fantastical mural on the front wall of a modern home, Timeline can be attributed to two Seattle-based street artists – Jeff Jacobson and Joey Nix. This large scale, highly visible work is already gaining considerable attention from within the Belle Meade community. To learn more, visit the projects Facebook page.