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Artsnapper blog is moving…

The Artsnapper blog  is now using a new platform and we will be able to offer our visitors an even better experience.  With a new home and new look we hope you’ll enjoy our site even more. Join us at http://artsnapper.com/, as we grow and be sure to request an invitation to our Smartphone Application! […]

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The Institute of Contemporary Art: Philadelphia

The Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, more commonly known as the ICA, is well known for its constantly changing, abstract and original exhibits. Located right on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus, exhibits and displays at the ICA are most typically geared towards attracting the creative interests of college-aged students; though the museum is still, […]

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First Friday in Philadelphia

 The first Friday of every month in Philadelphia, various art gallery owners open their doors free of charge to the public from 5:00PM-9:00PM in a neighborhood of the city that’s known as Old City. This section of the city spans approximately 8 blocks and is well known for its old and beautiful architecture, as well […]

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DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk

It is that time of the month again! If you are in New York, please join us tonight as we head to Brooklyn for DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk and enjoy a festive night filled with art, culture and amazing people. This month we’ve also teamed up with the amazing meetup ART IS CULTURE (http://www.meetup.com/ART-IS-CULTURE). […]

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Monday Muses: Warhol Week

Starting this week, we will be posting a weekly bio about a particular artist from the past that has randomly caught our eye. This week has been declared Warhol Week! We picked Andy Warhol because much of his work is still ever present in our society today. His work is considered revolutionary in the pop-art […]

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The Artsnapper Survey (Art Preference/Art Movement)

In order to learn about our greater art world and about your preferences in art, we need your help! Whether you are an existing or aspiring art enthusiast, your voice matters. Please take following 1 minute survey, www.eepurl.com/mnN8z, to help us in our predictability efforts! The topic of this survey is: Art Preference (Art Movement)

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Investigating a world of visual intoxication.

Upon arriving at the Mighty Tanaka Gallery during DUMBO’s 1st Thursday Gallery Walk, I was entranced by the photographic abstractions of this artist.  Alexandra Pacula’s oil paintings are of dizzying and enchanting moments to which you cannot help but feel transported towards.  Pascula reveals her own enchantment in the following excerpt with poised vitality. “My work investigates […]

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Alyssa Monks and Paul Cadden

I’ve always marveled at artists who take on hyperrealism.  Two of my favorites include Alyssa Monks and Paul Cadden.  Both take precision and detail to the extreme but employ different qualities to achieve their vision. Cadden takes on an oldschool photographic approach that provides rawness to his graphite works.  The tones immediately remind me of […]

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Shaka’s Incredible Absurdities

On Shaka’s website, he explains that his works and portrayals are of everyday absurdities. These snapshots into unique social moments literally extend beyond the canvas to grab hold of the viewer in a dynamic, yet calculated, frenzy. You cannot miss this street artist who has created an arsenal of work ready to blow you away. Explore Shaka’s website (http://www.shaka1.fr/) to […]

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Art Market News of the Day

_________________________________________________________________________ Li Keran’s Painting from 1964 Sold for $46 Million in Beijing Poly Auctions via eXtravaganzi about an hour ago Many probably have not heard about Chinese artist, Li Keran. If we tell that his painting Landscape in Red sold for $46 million, the vast majority will remember this Chinese prominent artist. His painting Wan Shan […]

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The Manhattan Bridge, View From Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York by Vivienne Gucwa

1st Thursdays DUMBO Gallery Walk

Don’t forget, this evening kicks off the summer season of DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk.  The festivities will include music and entertainment alongside the vibrant galleries that make this night such hit. Join us for an enjoyable night of art appreciation at some of DUMBO’s best known galleries such as Bose Pacia Gallery, Minus Space, Mighty […]

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Art History Happening Today

If you’re an art history buff, or just curious about some worldly art, Istanbul is one important city!  From its days as Byzantium, Constantinople, and Istanbul today, this city has provided important moments of cultural mixing and art creation along its impressive timeline. Today, Istanbul is working to take on the contemporary art frontier with the […]

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Two Funnel Cakes and an IPad Please!

Now, hear me out for a minute.  Each time return to college in North Carolina I eagerly wait for the State Fair that has everything from carnival rides to livestock exhibitions.  But the most astonishing part of the weeklong event may in fact be the food.  Literally everything under the sun (from Oreos to alligator […]

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Exciting New Initiatives

As Artsnapper grows as a company and an exciting platform for art discovery, we have begun working with some unique art organizations to get the word out about amazing public art.  Whether we’re seeing it around the world or just around the block, both public and private programs are placing art across various urban landscapes.  Through cross-promotional initiatives […]

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Attention all ART Bloggers!!

As the Artsnapper blog continues to grow, we are constantly inspired by other blogs within the art community.  By keeping up with each others ideas and discoveries, the online art community is able to expand and grow throughout the many voices of bloggers everywhere.  Artsnapper would like to extend an invitation to guest bloggers throughout the […]

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Critiquing and Supporting

Last week I sat on a crowded peak hour train charging toward THE art event of the year.  With artists exhibiting work from ceramics to photography, it would be an evening of grandeur and exclusivity.  The praise and delighted murmurs of the crowd began to come back to me as I mused about the previous […]

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The delicate vigor of Mademoiselle Maurice

Smatterings of finely folded paper flocks have touched down in France as colorful and poetic statements from Mademoiselle Maurice.  With facets the human-nature relationship resonating strongly, her delicate vigor in creating inspiring work is ever so delightful. I was happily lost in this beautiful video as I barely noticed her over-the-shoulder glances.  How could any […]

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Excavating and Creating

Though I log a good amount reading into examining worldly art publications, this artist takes a unique approach in reviewing one book in particular.  Fransesca Pastine takes her crafty expression to the popular art book ArtForum.   With a poignant approach, she excavates through this section of the art world. What looks like color exploding […]

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Taking a Look at Ben Heine

One day last year, I caught sight of Ben Heine’s humorous and clever Pencil Vs Photography works during a daily perusal of StumbleUpon.  Though I was entertained by the precision and creativity of the work, I entirely forgot about it until recently.  At the time, I had no idea who the artist was, or the […]

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Brock Davis Everyday

Lots of different people like to steal the jack-of-all-trade title but Brock Davis takes the claim to a different level.  While his website claims that he has a “’knack” for what he does, I say he has a “larger-than-life-super-gift”. Davis is highly published in advertising but his projects are seeded throughout the artistic world.  You […]

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Visions Ignited

Passion is something that’s inherently accepted in art.  Passion from the artist, passion from the audience, it’s a burning emotion that is all consuming and constantly igniting new artistic visions. Kyle Thomson is taking the sentiment into his own hands with his seemingly preternatural self-portraits.  This self-taught college student is clearly able to amp up […]

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Art Beneath the Sea

Though it looks like we could have discovered a treasure trove of ancient sculpture, the man in a backwards baseball cap clues us in otherwise.  Off the coast of Cancun, a whole new world has been evolving with the help of artist Jason deClaires Taylor.  This British born contemporary artist has created underwater sculptures for […]

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Artsnapper Releases Private Beta

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Get acquainted with the world of Art through Artsnapper Artsnapper is a visual art guide that enables you to discover, review and recommend art right at your fingertips  New York, NY May 24, 2012 – Are you fascinated by the art world but are not quite sure what to look for, where to go, or how to begin?  […]

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Poured on the Floor

Much to my mother’s dismay, I’m pretty sure at five years old I was dumping paint on my kitchen floor while shouting “Look mommy, art!”  Though my work needed some refining, pour painting apparently has an edge in the art world, far beyond my childhood kitchen. Greenwich Village native, Holton Rower, is the artist of these colorful and eye […]

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