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Exclusive – Meeting the creators of new Gen Z art magazine Gatekeeper

Exclusive – Meeting the creators of new Gen Z art magazine Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper is giving new and aspiring young artists resources and insights into the world of art, helping them to understand the ins and outs of an over-commercialised industry. The art market is huge, estimated to be valued at over $64.1 billion USD. That’s a crazy high number, one that’s been generated via politics, hierarchy, and elitism. That’s before you even consider that the industry remains largely unregulated, meaning the...

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How to turn your art into a full-time career in 2021

How to turn your art into a full-time career in 2021

With lockdown part 2 officially in session, there’s no time like the present to get in on the gig economy. Aspiring artists, are you ready to become your own boss? The time is nigh for those looking to make a buck in the creative industry. Social distancing regulations imposed by Covid-19 have well and truly ushered in a burgeoning DIY culture. Economic fallout spurred by the pandemic has shaken up entire...

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Banksy’s ‘Show Me The Monet’ sells for almost $10 million

Banksy’s ‘Show Me The Monet’ sells for almost $10 million

Banksy’s 2005 parody of Monet’s famous work ‘The Water-Lily Pond’ is a commentary on modern commercialism and the subsequent environmental damage. It’s also just made big bucks at auction. One of Banksy’s works titled ‘Show Me The Monet’ has just been sold at auction for $9.8 million USD. It’s the second highest bid ever for a Banksy piece, having only been beaten by his 2009 work ‘Devolved Parliament’ that depicts...

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This new AI experiment uses robot swarms to make paintings

This new AI experiment uses robot swarms to make paintings

We tend to see fine art as the essence of human experience, but AI could soon be helping paint the world’s next masterpieces. I still remember the first time I became aware that the world’s biggest painters have assistants to help them create large bodies of work. It makes sense practically, of course. When looking at art that uses upwards of 50 separate pieces to create sprawling mosaics - like...

By London, UK