Earth Day comes but once a year, and this year to celebrate we've got a one-day promotion to show some love to your walls, alongside the earth. And did we mention that all of our pigments and papers are eco friendly? Plus we do all of our printing, framing and shipping in the USA to reduce our carbon footprint. To find out more about how to get involved in Earth Day activities in your area, check out www.earthday.org. (image: Israel #2 by Zaria Forman)
We've got more pics to bring you from our installation with Lisa Levy at Yotel. On view until the end of April, Levy's work covers the Yobot and all of the fourth floor. Plus don't forget to check out her "The Thoughts in My Head" series on ArtStar!
Here at ArtStar HQ we've had lots of projects on the go this spring - from AAF to our inaugural outing to the Architectural Digest Home Design Show to the many new artists we're bringing on board. In between we're also been working on a super fun project with one of our favorite artists Lisa Levy at the stylishly purple hotel called Yotel near Times Square in NYC. Levy has been involved with a large-scale installation, curated by ArtStar's Director Chrissy Crawford, to cover the Yobot and other parts of the hotel with her text-based work and the results, if we do say so ourselves, are brilliant! Enjoy a sneak peek of the installation above, including Lisa's chat with the Yobot and, even if you can't make it by Yotel, enjoy her work on ArtStar (did we mention is nearly all sold out at AAF?).
Last night Chrissy was interviewed on Fox Business' Willis Report along with Ginger Shulick Porcella from Art Connects NY about how to start an art collection on any budget. It was a great informative segment and we are so honored that Chrissy was featured! Check out the clip above and get inspired about starting your own art collection whether you're spending $50 or $5000. As Chrissy notes, find your niche and go for it!
As everyone knows, the Affordable Art Fair Spring edition starts in 2 days and we're very excited to be exhibiting in their new digs at Metropolitan Pavilion on 18th street (booth 2F on the second floor, don't forget to come upstairs!). But we're also very excited to announce that we'll be exhibiting some new work that isn't even on the site yet including Theatre de la Madeleine by Franck Bohbot. Get ready to see this gem lusciously facemounted to Plexi at 30x40" and try to find a reason NOT to take it home! Need tickets to AAF? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll be there 10 am - 8 pm Thursday through Sunday (Sunday until 6pm). See you there!
Well that went well! A big thank you to everyone who stopped by the ArtStar booth at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show at Pier 94. We loved meeting so many art lovers and talented interior designers. Everyone loved our new facemounting to Plexi option for framing and it really stood out on the large Richard Silver photographs that were prominently displayed. Above and below we've got some snaps of what it takes to get a booth from bare walls and a concrete floor to looking fabulous (thanks in large part to Benjamin Moore's Gunmetal paint) in less than 24 hours - basically it requires a lot of endurance, a sturdy level and drill, hardworking colleagues and several Diet Cokes. Enjoy!
Congratulations to our friends at Dagny + Barsow who are called "the next Opening Ceremony" by New York Magazine. And that part about "rotating art exhibits" that "drive home the O.C. vibe"? That's US! We always love a good collaboration and this one with one of NYC's most up and coming stores definitely fills us with joy. Oh, and can we mention how much we love this necklace? Perfect for Armory week, no?
Check out the illustrated version of our founder Chrissy Crawford by Nicole Yates. Look for it appearing soon in newsletters and on the blog to denote special posts and picks by Chrissy!