Archive for the ‘Art’ Category


Art History and Media Ethics: A Convergence

October 21, 2008

My public relations and art history classes rarely ever come together on an issue but last week it happened.  Unknowingly, the professor for my Media Ethics class and the professor for my Picasso class brought up a similar topic. Read the rest of this entry ?


Guerrilla Tactics – Not just for war.

October 7, 2008

When most people hear the word guerrilla tactics it is usually associated with warfare.  The concept of guerrilla ( working with less to achieve the same results as if you had more resources) has become something more than violence between opposing groups.  It is now often being used as a tactic in public relations, marketing and even art. Read the rest of this entry ?


It’s Beautiful Inside PR

September 24, 2008

Damien Hirst next to one of his sculptures.

Damien Hirst next to one of his sculptures.

Damien Hirst, business artist extraordinaire, has done it again.  He is always up to something crazy, but this time he has even topped himself.

Hirst has fired all his art dealers and is now taking his work to auction from now on.

Last week, Hirst broke all kinds of records at a huge auction he held at Sothebys.  According to the New York Times, Hirst auctioned off 223 works which brought in $200.7 million.  Some of the works auctioned include a tiger shark suspended in a tank of formeldehyde, his famous butterfly paintings, and his dot paintings.  The whole collection is called, “Beautiful Inside My Head Forever”. Read the rest of this entry ?