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NYC Startup Maireann Makes Fine Art Collections More Accessible – The Ritz Herald

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Maireann is a New York-based Fine Art marketplace that sells top-quality signed and limited edition prints. They launched on August 15, 2020. The fine art prints they sell are targeted at consumers desiring to purchase high-value art but cannot afford outrageously-expensive collections. Maireann wants to ultimately make quality art that will appreciate in value more readily available.

Nebulous I – Photographed by Mario De La Isla. Yosemite National Park, California, 2015

“Maireann helps photographers survive and make a living, especially during these trying times,” exclaimed Creative Director Freddie Leiba who’s worked with some of the top names in art and fashion like Andy Warhol, Irving Penn, Annie Leibovitz, Albert Watson, Joseph Chen, Helmut Newton, Horst P. Horst, and Francesco Scavullo to name a few. “I’ve seen many Photographers struggle to find a good marketplace to sell to art collectors,” added Leiba, ” Maireann helps solve this problem.”

Says New York Fashion Photographer Joseph Chen, “The series Forme Féminine et Sensualité is an ongoing study I have been working on and off for the last 10 years, it revolves around the intricate relationship between sensuality and the female form. Maireann is a great platform to share my work to the world, it also gives me the opportunity to do what I feel, which is sometimes hard to do on commissioned advertising jobs.” Supermodel Megan Irminger, who worked with Chen over the years, adds, “I think it’s a beautiful piece illustrating the light that women bring to this world.” The series Forme Féminine et Sensualité by Chen is sold exclusively with Maireann.

Maireann accomplishes their mission by lowering the cost of the art to the consumer while offering a majority of the sales price to the artist. Maireann keeps a very low percentage of each print sold in comparison to other marketplaces. Maireann even offers free shipping on all orders $200 and above.

“It’s been a pleasure to work with Maireann to sell my photography,” added photographer Mario De La Isla. “Previously, I’ve struggled to find buyers who would appreciate my limited-edition prints. But with the help of Maireann, I’m able to focus more on creating art than worrying about selling my work.” De La Isla is a veteran photographer for National Geographic.

Lastly, Maireann is currently on the lookout for artists that they, themselves, bring a unique point of view, to help showcase fresh exceptional talent to the art world.

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Teens behind latest art damage on Berlin's Museum Island – Assiniboia Times

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BERLIN — Several teenagers sprayed graffiti on a piece of art outside one of Berlin’s most famous museums and that the vandalism was unrelated to the damaging of more than 60 other art works on the city’s Museum Island that were smeared with an oily liquid early this month, police said Saturday.

A huge granite bowl in front of the Altes Museum, which is part of the German capital’s museum complex and houses antiquities, was defaced Friday night by some teenagers and adults, Berlin police said. Two of the suspects were temporarily detained.

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Museum Island is a UNESCO world heritage site in the heart of Berlin and one of the city’s main tourist attractions,

Dozens of other exhibits at the Museum Island complex were vandalized Oct. 3. Investigators said they had watched hours of surveillance camera footage but not found any obvious sign of anyone applying the liquid.

Museum experts have said the motive remains a mystery and there appeared to be no thematic link between the targeted works. They expressed optimism that the apparently random damage can be repaired.

Berlin police said the graffiti sprayed on the granite bowl did not have any political content or appear related to the damaging of the other art works.

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ART SEEN: Anthony Kiendl believes in "radical diversity" at an art gallery – Vancouver Sun

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Kiendl is shown with Jackie Lindenbach at the MacKenzie Art Gallery Gala in Regina in October, 2014. Bryan Schlosser/Regina Leader-Post Photo by Bryan Schlosser /Regina Leader-Post

*On his interests in art:

He’s said he’s interested in a wide range of art, including contemporary art, historical art, the art of other cultures, and “an abiding preoccupation” with Indigenous art.

“If you go back and look at the shows I’ve done, there has usually been an Indigenous element for the last 24 years,” he said.

While he won’t rule out curating in future, his focus is on the sustainability of the gallery and building the new gallery.

He’s committed to showing the VAG’s permanent collection which now numbers more than 11,000 works.

“The VAG has an extremely strong and deep permanent collection,” he said.

“I think we need to balance local with international and highlight our permanent collection which we’ve not been able to share enough because of the restraint of our physical plant. Another reason for the new facility is to emphasize the collection.”

He said he believes that exhibitions should express “radical diversity.

“It’s ensuring when you come to the gallery, when you move from room to move, you’ll never sure what to expect when you turn the corner,” he said.

“What can be exciting is that if you come to see one show that you expect, but you find another show that you’re grabbed by, it’s that kind of curiosity and wonder that museums and art galleries excel at. Very few things in society really duplicate that.”

*On staff morale during the pandemic:

Like other cultural institutions, the VAG hasn’t been spared financial challenges, he said.

The VAG has had to scale back its exhibition schedule and has laid off 15 employees. The gallery employs 139.

“I really want to get our staff back to work and working full time. That really weighs heavily on me,” he said.

“It’s hard to move forward when staff are working three, four days a week.”

He also mentioned the lingering affects of the strike at the VAG from Feb. 5 to Feb. 11, 2019 by members of CUPE Local 15.

“I really want to move beyond that and strengthen the internal culture of the gallery.”

REGINA, SASK : May 24, 2018  -- Workers install a sculpture by artist Duane Linklater, an internationally renowned Canadian artist on top of the MacKenzie Art Gallery on Albert Street. When finished, the sculpture is to read
In May, 2018, workers installed Kâkikê/Forever, an LED text work by Omaskêko Ininiwak (Cree) artist Duane Linklater on top of the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. The full work reads “As long as the sun shines, the river flows, and the grass grows”. It refers to the words spoken by Indigenous leaders during treaty negotiations. Photo by BRANDON HARDER /Regina Leader-Post

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Teens behind latest art damage on Berlin's Museum Island – WellandTribune.ca

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BERLIN – Several teenagers sprayed graffiti on a piece of art outside one of Berlin’s most famous museums and that the vandalism was unrelated to the damaging of more than 60 other art works on the city’s Museum Island that were smeared with an oily liquid early this month, police said Saturday.

A huge granite bowl in front of the Altes Museum, which is part of the German capital’s museum complex and houses antiquities, was defaced Friday night by some teenagers and adults, Berlin police said. Two of the suspects were temporarily detained.

Museum Island is a UNESCO world heritage site in the heart of Berlin and one of the city’s main tourist attractions,

Dozens of other exhibits at the Museum Island complex were vandalized Oct. 3. Investigators said they had watched hours of surveillance camera footage but not found any obvious sign of anyone applying the liquid.

Museum experts have said the motive remains a mystery and there appeared to be no thematic link between the targeted works. They expressed optimism that the apparently random damage can be repaired.

Berlin police said the graffiti sprayed on the granite bowl did not have any political content or appear related to the damaging of the other art works.

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