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    Dedicated To Quality Your Satisfaction is guaranteed! If you don’t like the portrait, you don’t have to buy it. In that case, the portrait remains mine to do with as I wish. If you examine the color copy or jpeg and feel the portrait needs some finishing touches, I will work on it some more and send you another color copy or jpeg for approval. When you approve and the balance due arrives, I will ship your portrait. Shipments go out promptly with Paypal or money orders. Checks may be held 7-10 days.   Custom Value Priced Portraits in Oil Of Your Favorite Photo Makes a Epic Gift In your portrait commission, I capture a moment in time forever from ...

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        Bernie Habicht The Painter Art as An Alternative Investment Why should you buy Art for investment? You have to enjoy art that pleases you and makes you feel good. Art and Gold are known Good Investments. Art has to strike you, it must speak to you Art says who you are. So, go enjoy art galleries, visit and buy what you love. ABOUT THE ARTIST Born in Sinn/Hessen Germany, Bernie Habicht spent his early years  drawing hoping to developed the talent he possessed. When he immigrated to  America at the age of 20  his first job was dishwasher, then cook, chef, pastry chef, restauranteur. Then entered into a 5 year home study course training  under famous ...

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Tracey’s $4.3 Million Bed standard

Would you pay over $4 million for an unmade bed? Well, someone did By Susanna Capelouto, CNN Updated 11:54 AM ET, Mon July 7, 2014    An un-made bed to make millions Story highlights A 16-year-old unmade bed sells for over $4 million at auction The artist, Tracey Emin, spent four days in the bed “heartbroken” “It’s like a piece of history, a time capsule,” Emin says No official word yet on who bought the unmade bed The next time your child refuses to make his or her bed, don’t despair. You may have an artist on your hands. A 16-year-old unmade bed, turned into an art installation, sold for $4,351,969 dollars at a Christie’s art auction in London on Tuesday, ...

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Witness the Harmonious Chaos of Design at deTour 2017 Design / Event By Editorial Staff, 12th November 2017 A 10-day festival celebrating creative expression, set to take place from 1 December to 10 December at PMQ, the heart of Hong Kong’s creative community Hong Kong’s most anticipated cultural event returns once again this year with deTour 2017. deTour has been described by CNN as “one of the most exciting events on Hong Kong’s cultural calendar”, and every year the event runs concurrently with Hong Kong’s Business of Design Week (BODW). This annual festival showcases Hong Kong as an international creative hub, featuring interactive installations and exhibitions from some of the best designers in Hong Kong and all over the world, ...

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CHINA’S ASSEMBLY-LINE ARTISTS PUT THE MASS IN MASTERPIECES 1/11One of Dafen Village’s hundreds of art galleries.Photo: Susetta Bozzi 2/11A local rendition of the Mona Lisa, among other works available in Dafen.Photo: Susetta Bozzi       AUTHOR: BRENDAN SEIBELBRENDAN SEIBEL04.03.14  06:30 AM SEEING A MONA Lisa on every corner can be a bit surreal while walking around Dafen Village in China. There, for over 20 years, armies of painters have been churning out affordable knockoffs of priceless works. Italian photographer Susetta Bozzi documented the one-time farming village turned global art reproduction epicenter after it was swallowed by the megacity of Shenzhen. “The reproductions are reasonably accurate representations of the original paintings, but there is always something — how to say? — out of place,” ...

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December 15, 2017 9:45AM PT How a Restored da Vinci Became the Most Expensive Artwork Ever By Adam Lindemann Guest Columnist CREDIT: PETER FOLEY/EPA-EFE/REX/ hey take it What does it really take to create a $450 million painting from Leonardo “Dough” Vinci? ( can even spell the name, Leonardo de Vinci)“ Salvator Mundi,” the most expensive painting ever sold at auction, was hammered down at the Christie’s Contemporary evening sale last month.But a number of art critics had blasted the painting. “Why is a Leonardo in a Modern and Contemporary auction?” wrote New York magazine’s Jerry Saltz. “Because 90% of it was painted in the last 50 years.”      I can sympathize with offended critics, but they could be missing the most interesting ...

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Better public understanding of condition requires greater access to digital images BENDOR GROSVENOR 18th December 2017  The original Leonardo da Vinci Salvadore Mundi before restoration, and new frame, after all the frame makes the picture.   before restoration after restoration Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi (circa 1500) Courtesy of Christie’s Images LTD 2017 I hate to say it, but I think we must now accept that the Leonardo is a wreck. Severe flaking was recorded as early as 1517 and according to Vasari it was “ruined” by 1556. Vigorous overcleaning and retouching has only made things worse. It’s time for a proper debate on how much “original” Leonardo is actually visible. Persuading people to queue around the block to see such a damaged painting ...

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Ikea offers Salvator Mundi buyer chance to bag a bargain THE ART NEWSPAPER 23rd November 2017 13:30 GMT  Since Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi sold for an eye-watering $450m at Christie’s last week, not a day goes by without a new revelation or reaction about the painting popping up in the news feeds. But by far the best response to the sale of the world’s most expensive work of art has to be from Ikea. They released an advert this week showing the work in one of its gold Virserum frames, which costs $9.99, with the strapline “When you spend $450 million on a painting but don’t like the frame”. In the Swedish company’s press release they call the Salvator Mundi ...

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Interior Designer Service One of my latest creations I used a Genie Collapsible Canvas shown above and below painted on 24″ x36″ canvas miraculously puff, is reduced to lower shipping charges coast to coast. Who doesn’t like that? The Genie Collapsible Canvas comes in a tube (video Included) and puts up in under 5 minutes, great and inexpensive for shipping coast to coast. I use it only for custom made Acrylic commission orders, has no staples, needs no tools add side & posts in the slot, velcro it, and it’s done. Everything you need comes inside a reusable mailing tube — a blank canvas, a collapsible frame, a pre-made hanging wire with D-rings and screws, plus all the padding and ...

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Facts about Cheetahs and Cheetah Oil Painting Namibia has the world’s largest cheetah population – approximately 3,000 cats, representing 30% of the world’s remaining cheetahs. Male cheetahs mark their territory by scent-marking trees with urine, feces or by scratching. Such a tree is called a “play tree.” Cheetah cubs are born with dark fur and their spots are blended together, helping them to blend in with the shadows. There are about four commonly recognized cheetah subspecies in Africa: the northern, southern, eastern and central African cheetahs. Cheetahs don’t have to drink – they get all the water they need from their prey – but they will if water is available. Now with a $1,000 price reduction for the Interior Designers Profession.  To purchase the Original Painting ...

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Interior designers are at the forefront of the hottest design trends and can keep you on the cutting edge of what is happening. This knowledge is an invaluable tool as you create new art, seek new sales avenues and grow your collector base. Through social media I’ve met a lot of wonderful people, especially interior designers. They’re such a great group of people who truly love what they do for a living. As an artist, if you’re not connecting with this vibrant group of people, then you’re missing out. Designers are a witty bunch and they love to have a good time, both online and off! 🙂 I reached out to some of today’s top interior designers and asked them for their art buying tips. ...

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  SELLING ART Article by: Artwork Archive Photo by Builders Design. Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic. Business of art expert Barney Davey maintains that there are four times as many interior designers as art galleries in the U.S. The interior design market is vast and the need for new art is endless. What’s more, when interior designers find the artwork they’re looking for, they don’t mind if you lack years of experience or training. They can also become repeat buyers if your style meshes well with their design aesthetic. So how do you break into this market, sell your art to interior designers, and increase exposure? Get started with our six steps to add interior designers to your art buyer repertoire, and add to your overall ...

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Selling your art at art shows Click Here To Learn what to do  This article has information for new artists interested in selling art at smaller local art shows, art festivals or craft shows. While it is written from a fine art photographer’s point of view, many of my suggestions will relate to other art mediums and also to more experienced artists. Copyright 2012-2017 Bob Estrin Feel free to link to this article from your web site.  

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March 9, 2017 Bernard Arnault to Open New $166 Million Frank Gehry-Designed Museum in Paris READ ARTICLE ‘Fake’ Painting Kept in French Museum Locker Turns Out to Be Long-Lost Gustave Courbet READ ARTICLE Sotheby’s Confirms a ‘Bulletproof’ Art Market With $143.5 Million Contemporary Sale in London READ ARTICLE The Pussyhat, Beloved Icon of Women’s March, Enters the V&A’s Permanent Collection READ ARTICLE Featured Artworks Tangent Contemporary Art Robert Silvers Forever Marilyn VIEW DETAILS 303 Gallery Sue Williams Home and Beefsteak VIEW DETAILS EXPLORE GALLERIES  Follow us Sotheby’s Auction to Help Survivors of Grenfell Tower Fire Raises Over $2.5 Million

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5 Ways to Market Your Art in Your Community Going Local: 5 Ways to Market Your Art in Your Community Guest Writer by: Steff Metal   About the Author Steff Metal Steff Metal is a New Zealand-based marketing copywriter and illustrator with a heavy metal attitude. Steff’s business, Grymm & Epic Copywriting & Illustration is dedicated to helping small creative businesses market themselves successfully on a minuscule budget. You can download her FREE ebook – Unleash the Beast: Releasing Your Inner Creative Monster and get weekly marketing tips sent direct to your inbox. As artists, we’re told again and again how vital it is for us to market online, to reach an international audience, to establish a profitable niche. And this is very true, but in ...

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Should You Brand Your Art Business? (And What Does That Mean, Exactly)”Binding” is a word that you hear a lot.. at least I do. But it’s confusing, right? Is branding the same as marketing? Does that just mean, make a logo for your business? There are books on the subject of branding. Literally. Books. So I am not even going to touch the heights and depths of what could be discussed here. Rather let’s just answer the question, “should I brand my business?” and also, perhaps— if so, “why?” In a word, yes. Yes, you should brand your business. “Branding is one of the most important aspects to any business, large or small, retail or B2B.” (source) So if you consider your art and ...

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How to Add 15,306,040 People to Your LinkedIn Network in Three Weeks Guest article, by Matt Goldenberg  It has had a great response, so I decided to share it here as well. Enjoy! A few weeks ago, I had 353 LinkedIn contacts and my network size was 11,387. Today, this is what greets me when I log on to LinkedIn: This is a simple guide to doing exactly what I did. I’m also going to show you why you would want a large network, how to create one and what to use it for. Why Would You Want More LinkedIn Contacts? There are a few different ways to view your LinkedIn Account: A personal connection platform to your closest friends ...

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 Life can be beautiful if you make the right moves. 3 Proven Ways to Dramatically Improve Website Traffic Guest Writer by Pam Dyer Every brand wants more website traffic. 3 ways to generate more website trafficAfter all, more traffic can improve sales and generate company growth. The key is to attract the “right” traffic. If you interact better with your audience, provide content that your visitors want to share, and help online shoppers make informed and satisfying purchase decisions, your website traffic will improve. If you have recently lost search traffic and are looking for new ways to attract relevant visitors, read on. 1. Enhance your content to make it shareable High-quality shareable website content should be the foundation of ...

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12 Awesome Social Media Tool standard

 Social Media Tool Posts from Around the Web Ian Cleary Created: March 18, 2015 Updated: March 18, 2015 We write a lot of posts about social media tools…. I’m sure you have noticed! But we also come accross some tool posts that we really like from around the web. In this article we highlight some of the best social media tool articles we have come across recently. Note:  These are in no particular order of preference…we love them all equally! Strategy gives you direction but tool help you get there quicker Click To Tweet   1. Brian Fanzo –  40 Social Tools Used for Personal Branding Brian Fanzo loves his tools and in this article he shares over 40 social ...

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How to Apply for Artist Grants, standard

 Artist Grants, Residencies, Funding, Aid and Other Opportunities for Assistance Share on twitter Share on facebook Share on email Share on print More Sharing Services 40 Generating income from art in the form of either cash or cash equivalents is always challenging, especially for artists with unconventional ideas or for those who create art that may not be commercially viable. The good news is that the art world is one place where anyone who shows talent and promise, marketable or otherwise, can get help in a variety of ways including cash grants, residencies, employment or internships, allowances, free or low-cost studio space, art supplies, exhibition space, and so on. Receiving these types of assistance is not easy; application processes can ...

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Headlines, Get Response,Curated Article Guest Writer Pam Neely Oh, you brave affiliate marketers. Trying to outdo major corporations with only your passion, hard work and marketing savvy. It’s no little thing, what you’ve undertaken. You need all the help you can get. Just remember: One tool won’t make the difference between success and failure. But if you’re already on your way to success, a good tool can give you an edge. We’ve compiled this list in the hopes of giving you as many edges as possible. Every tool listed here is free. To keep this list manageable, I have not included even one WordPress plugin. There are no apps, either. It was hard. But next week’s post will make up ...

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How to Price Your Art standard

Help! How do I Price My Paintings? Guest article by March 18, 2014 By Melissa Dinwiddie A few months ago I started sharing snapshots of works in progress on social media. Not long afterwards, someone I know on Facebook asked if my work was for sale, because she wanted to buy a particular piece I was working on. It gets better: turns out she was interested not just in purchasing the canvas-in-process; she also wanted me to create a second, “sister canvas” to go with it. Just from posting my process pics on Facebook, I had a buyer for not one, but two paintings! Great! The only problem? Now I was going to have to come up with a price… ...

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How to Make Your Art Worth More Money Guest Article February 23, 2015 By Cory Huff 1 Comment What makes art worth money? I’m going to say some stuff that most artists probably don’t want to hear. It’s not your skill. It’s not some hidden technique. It’s not even having a great website. It’s certainly not your Facebook account. The sole determination of how much your art is worth is how much people are willing to pay for it. And what they’re willing to pay is directly related to: – how much money they have – whether or not they know about you – how much interest they have in your work In the book The $12 Million Stuffed Shark ...

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How To On A Small Budget Who are You? Curated by: Guest Contributor Angela Cross Brand (verb) – To mark indelibly Think of branding as a stamp, by which people will be able to recognize you. Branding is a process of clarifying who you are as an artist and what your goals are. A strong brand can capture a potential fan or patron’s attention and have them remember you and connect with your work. If this happens often enough, you will have a budding fan base. Though branding yourself as an artist is important, lets face the facts: great branding does not make you a great artist, and being a great artist doesn’t make you into a profitable artist. To ...

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Grow Facebook Reach by 219% standard

How One Business Grew its Organic Facebook Reach by 219% in 30 Days Posted by Jim Belosic on 30 Jan 2015 / 0 Comment This post originally appeared on Search Engine Journal.   If you’re a business on Facebook, there’s a good chance you’ve been fighting the organic Facebook reach battle. In the last year-and-a-half, Facebook organic reach has gone from around 16 percent per post to as little as 1 percent per post. To give you an example of the effect on businesses, my company’s Facebook Page has 73,000 fans. About a month ago, my Facebook manager, Sara, reported to me that we were averaging around 200 reach per post. There are some companies who give up and delete ...

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