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Exploring the Female Form: Balinese Artist Ni Nyoman Sani

By Jakarta Globe

There are many talented female Balinese artists who successfully complete academic art training. But it remains very rare for one to go on to become a successful artist, much less on e with an international profile. Ni Nyoman Sani is one of the few who have achieved this distinction. 

“It is difficult for women to make a career in the fine arts,” she said recently. “However, I have been able to dedicate myself to self-expression, in addition to cultural and family commitments.” 

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Billionaire’s Secrets on How to Make a Bundle in Art

Andy Warhol once said: “Making money is art.” But what about making money from art?

A boom in the global market has delivered some eye-popping returns in the past few years, drawing new collectors keen to invest in an asset class that offers cultural as well as financial appreciation.

Irish horse breeder John Magnier will get at least $150 million for a painting of a nude by Amedeo Modigliani on May 14 in New York at Sotheby’s, thanks to a third-party guarantee. He paid $26.9 million for the work in 2003.

For many investors, the market has grown too big to ignore. Last year global sales reached $63.7 billion, according to an Art Basel and UBS report. Art has delivered average annual returns of 8.9 percent since 2000, an index tracked by Artprice.com shows.

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La Force Infinite - Art Exhibition @ Arma Museum

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The opening of the group art exhibition "La Force Infinite" by Japanese resident artists in Bali took place at the legendary Arma Museum in Ubud, Bali on 1 September 2018 with 60 participants including Mr. Agung Rai and Mr. Hirohisa Chiba, the consult of general Japan.  

Approximately 50 artworks are exhibited by 4 artists, Sirius (Painter), Mr. Futomo Ishii (Painter), Ms. Kumi Aso (Batik maker) and Ms. Misato Kunii (Potter) who have expressed the infinite force in their own views.  

Sirius has been based in Kusamba Beach, known as a power spot full of spiritual energy.  His daily ritual is waking up at 5am, practising yoga & meditation before he puts himself 100% on painting. Sirius is extremly dedicated in his artwork and channeling energy into his artworks. "I express the power of the universe and cosmetic ray."

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World Reknown Artist Robert Lyn Nelson

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Though Robert Lyn Nelson is truly considered a “Modern Day Master” in many styles, he is most widely known for his work he created in 1979, his landmark paintings “Two Worlds.” This Iconic Art piece helped form and launch today’s Modern Marine Art Movement. His vision of life above and below the ocean’s surface set in motion a successful and widely adopted genres of contemporary Art and has become a powerful symbol for one of the most compassionate efforts of our time, the struggle to preserve life of the sea. From his love of the sea came wonderful whales and dolphins, which earned him an international reputation. He was the first fine artist to focus on marine life.                            

Mr. Nelson’s Collectors include PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON, PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN, VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE, ROBERT KENNEDY JR., CLINT EASTWOOD,  MARLON BRANDO, JACQUES COUSTEAU, JAMES CAMERON (AVATAR), PALOMA PICASSO, LEONARD NIMOY, DAVID ROBINSON (San Antonio Spurs), JACK NICKLAS, ROBERT WAGNER, BRIAN WILSON, and many more!!!    

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Robert Lyn Nelson, to Present "Imperiled Leviathan" Painting at World Whale Day

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MA'ALAEA, MAUI, HI -- World renowned artist Robert Lyn Nelson will present a dramatic oil and acrylic painting, Imperiled Leviathan, along with other recent works, at World Whale Day on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Kalama Park in Kihei. The event takes place from 9 am to 7 pm. Admission is free.

The 48" x 48" painting, depicting underwater whales and dolphins is priced at $100,000, with the full sale price to be donated to Pacific Whale Foundation to support whale research, marine education programs for children and conservation efforts.

Sale of the Painting and Limited Edition Posters will Benefit Pacific Whale Foundation's Research, Education and Conservation Programs.

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Interview with José Sacal

Interview with José Sacal

Interview with José Sacal in August 2017

Where are you from?

I was born in Cuernavaca, Morelos. 2. How did you get interested in art? Since I was little I felt joy for drawing, modelling, singing, etc. When you are little your parents feel proud, but as you grow older, doing fun things becomes waste of time for your parents. I was a very lucky person, since, by marrying my beautiful wife, she influenced me and supported me to continue in the world of art, especially sculpture.

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Yaari Rom's solo exhibition at the ARMA Museum in Ubud, Bali

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The legendary ARMA museum in Ubud, Bali is featuring Yaari Rom for the third time. A solo exhibition named “One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure” featuring artworks constructed out of recycled media that the artist worked on over the past three years collaborating with his students and Balinese children to source the materials and teaching them how to use recycled material and create amazing works of art. Yaari began creating recycled art over thirty years ago, the works began to appear for charity, raising money for women’s day, green piece, aids foundation, the celebrity art auction in support of the 2000 Paralympics Games Foundation in Sydney, the climate conference in Nusa Dua Bali and now being featured at ARMA Museum in Ubud.

 

In the Video Agung Rai, the founder of the ARMA Museum describes his appreciation for maestro Yaari Rom artwork "Dragon" during Yaari's One Man's Trash is Another Man's Pleasure solo exhibition at his museum in Ubud, Bali. 

Yaari’s Art is not limited to paintings, it's diverse forms of art include filmmaking, wearable arts and designing sustainable villas in interior for corporates, he is an avid supporter of education.

He’s body painting has earned him a wild reputation globally sanctioned by the Olympics and being given the honour of being the first body painter ever to be endorsed by the MDA Singapore government which caused great controversy and people were asked in the subsequent debate whether a body-painted person was naked or not. 75% of those surveyed said "not naked" and 25% said "naked", reflecting that many more people are pro-freedom of expression than not. He is the creator of art release therapy for AHP (Advancement Humanistic Physiology Conference), Laughter and Play conference, APEC conference Bali, exhibiting professionally since 1970.

Artworks on display..

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