Art World Issue 2 May 2021 by The Marketer Magazine

5 Tips To Grow Your Art Business in 2022

Returning the Benin Bronzes

Are you an artist who aspires to be a successful entrepreneur too? We understand the challenges that every independent artist has to confront, especially in a space as competitive as it is now. Let 2022 be the start of a successful art business. We have compiled a list of the top five tips to grow your art business. This art advice will help you stay focused, consistent, and motivated towards being a successful art entrepreneur in 2022.

Emily Carr (1871-1945) – Canadian Icon

Photo of Canadian Artist Emily Carr

Emily Carr, a renowned Canadian artist & writer was always inspired by the coastal environment of British Columbia. Her paintings were a reflection of picturesque western Canada. As one of the most original Canadian painters of the early twentieth century, some of the most popular of Carr’s creations included the great Indian Church (1929), Odds and Ends (1939), and Vanquished (1931), amongst several others.

Banksy’s Self-Destructing Painting Sells for Record-Breaking $25.3 M. at Sotheby’s

National Gallery of Canada-2021 Sobey Art Award Announces the 25 longlist sobey art award

‘Love is in the bin’ is an epic piece of art created by Banksy and the original version was sold for $1.4 million at an auction in 2018. As soon as the sale was complete, the artwork that had a ‘Girl With Balloon’ started shredding right away. The partly shredded piece was again placed for auction at Sotheby’s auction house and was sold for a whopping $25.3 million. This sale in October 2021 broke the original records of Banksy’s painting showing a boy playing with a toy nurse as a superhero. In March 2021, the boy playing with a toy nurse as a superhero was sold for $20 million.

Canadian Art magazine shuts down amid financial losses and internal conflict

Rebecca Belmore Indigenous Canadian Artist

Early last month, Canadian Art Magazine announced its closure due to financial losses associated with COVID-19 and internal conflict. The board of visual art magazine announced that the shutdown after being in operation for over 37 years. During the pandemic, Canadian Art Magazine saw a steep decline in revenue that was being generated through advertising and fundraising. It has just been a little over six months since they announced the cessation of print publication. 

T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss – “Woman who travels by canoe to gather medicines for all people”

T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss is an artist, an ethnobotanist, an independent curator, an educator and an activist. Read more about her journey in visual arts.

From large-scale public art exhibition festivals to artist-run spaces, T’Uy’T’Tanat-Cease Wyss has participated in several exhibitions to display her work. Her contributions to Canadian art have been incredible. She was a featured artist at Vancouver Art Gallery and the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) and has also helped create public artworks after a storm devastated Stanley Park in 2006.

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