Author Archives: Alex Holt

About Alex Holt

I am a local artist from Brooklyn, NY. I love art, design, books, photography, gardening and blogging.

Nasher Sculpture Center Resculpts the Line Between Artifact and Art

Are 800,000-year-old tools from North Africa sculptures? The Nasher Sculpture Center, a Dallas-based museum, certainly thinks so. The museum is currently displaying Paleolithic stone artifacts that are so old they were created by a different species. The exhibition, titled “First Sculpture,” is … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Age of the Crypto Art Auction

What happens when the world of cryptocurrency and fine art collide? One company is exploring what it might be like to bring the two things together. Paddle8, a company that describes itself as “the auction house for the 21st-century collector,” … Continue reading

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When Art History and Tech Collide

Have you seen the new craze? It’s all over Instagram and Facebook. People from around the world are using Google’s free museum app to find their art history doppelgängers! Google’s Arts and Culture app has been around since 2016. Originally, … Continue reading

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The History of Multimedia Art

Multimedia art is a sophisticated art form that combines two or more of the following creative formats: drawing, painting, sculpture, audio, literature, digital, or performance. It has become immensely popular in recent years, as evidenced by the growing amount of … Continue reading

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What Role Does Art Play in Satire?

Some satirical forms, such as political cartoons, have long been walking the line between satire and art. This begs the question: Does art take itself too seriously? Furthermore, is there any room for silliness in contemporary art? At Comfort Station … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irma Debris Turned into Art

They say every cloud has a silver lining. In this case, even the darkest of billows have one. No one embodies this philosophy more than Laura Baker, who has used the devastation of Hurricane Irma as inspiration for her art. … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Named America’s Art Hub

New York City took a demotion yesterday, after Richard Florida of CityLab crowned Los Angeles the new art capital of the U.S. The Big Apple has been at the center of America’s art industry since god-only-knows-when; so naturally, New Yorkers … Continue reading

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