Art Collecting 101: A Crash Course for Everyday People
Art collecting may seem like a hobby reserved for Manhattanites with private jets and a taste for caviar, but there is a growing trend in the accessibility of the art world. The development of online sellers means anyone with a desire for high-quality art can start a collection. Read on to learn the basics of selecting and purchasing pieces that will bring you joy today and possibly a hefty return in the future.
Craters & Freighters SW Florida Ships US Senator's Office Artwork
Recently Marco Rubio (R Senator Florida) selected Clyde Butcher’s work from Venice Gallery to display in his office in Washington, DC. The photo to the left center is the one selected. “Ochopee” is the name of the fantastic photo by Clyde Butcher.
The Real Impact of Piracy
The issue of modern piracy recently came back into the spotlight with the release of Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks. The nail-biting film depicts the 2009 Somali pirate attack on the cargo ship Maersk Alabama and the harrowing rescue of the captain by the U.S. Navy. This true story is just one example of the dangerous piracy that currently menaces the international shipping industry.