Famous Contemporary Artists
Being an artist with much reputation and fame behind you name is no easy task to accomplish. These two famous contemporary and iconic visual artists worked really hard to build their name and today their works are known all around the world. Judy Chicago & Jeff Koons are world-famous contemporary artists. What does it take to become a famous contemporary artist? Branding and Marketing.
Jeff Koons – Celebrity Sculptor and Visual Artist
There is no doubt that Jeff Koons is widely known for his lavish, opulent and iconic sculptures. He is one of the few traditional medium visual artists that is still alive today who is worth more than $100 million. Highly acclaimed for his “Balloon Dog” and “Michael Jackson and Bubbles”.
Famous Contemporary Artists Arworks : Balloon Dog
The New York born artist Jeff Koons made a name for himself by using everyday objects in special installations that touched on consumerism and the human experience according to Biography. It was is 1988 when he debuted a famous sculpture of Michael Jackson. His work inspired by pop culture and what is pleasing to a wide amount of people. The artist is also a very intellectual person having received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore (1976), and honorary doctorates from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2008) and Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, DC (2002) [Art 21].
Judy Chicago – Installation Artist and Feminist
Judy Chicago’s bank account may not be as deep as Jeff Koons bank, but the artist is also renowned for he “The Dinner Party” installation and a good amount of other acclaimed installations along with paintings she composed. Fun fact about Judy is that she changed her name to become a more branded artist following her husband’s death.
Famous Contemporary Artists Arwork: The Dinner Party
According to her website “The Dinner Party” installation was created to represent 39 mythical and historical famous women. The art project took the talented artist nearly five years to complete from the time of 1974 to 1979 as a collaboration and was first exhibited in 1979. Be sure to visit Judy Chicago‘s website online.
Famous Contemporary Artists Goals
Money Driving Force Behind Famous Contemporary Artists
Setting one’s goal to become a world-famous traditional medium artist is no easy task and either cost a lot of money, time and need of a great niche. There is no doubt that money is something needed to advertisement purpose and even certain tools a person or any business may need in order to operate as well as becoming successful. The phrase “It takes money to make money” is not short from the truth at all specially in the present day and age.
So set up a budget for your advertisement purposes as a visual artist, is doesn’t have to be $100,000 or $10,000. It can be as low at $100 or $10.00 a month for advertisement. One may think what will $10.00 do for me as far as exposure. The answer is something that $0 is doing… nothing.
There are alternatives to spending money for advertisement. Those alternatives include learning to write and generating your own forum/community, which can be through Facebook, online art forums, or even finding blogs like Kenalsworld to submit content to for consideration to be considered for features. There are many online blogs and some bloggers are open to writing about others, while others are still against the idea even through the internet today is vastly growing daily.
Time Needed To Invest In Marketing and Branding
Maybe getting yourself a logo and networking to find sponsors for prints, t-shirts or even an online store setup is a way to build your name as an artist. Fine Art America is a great online source for art as well as allows artists to sell artwork either for a small commission or an annual fee. Finding journalist and reporters that will consider writing about you in their publications or websites can also be very tough, but with persistence to find the knowledge you seek you will find the answers you are looking for.
Participating in local events, art showcases, art festivals and gallery events is a great way to meet other artists and people who support art in general. Art patrons are still alive today, not everyone have the cash to buy every artwork they see, but if they believe in your work enough they may just invest $50, $100, or $200 in purchasing one of your paintings or other form of art produced.
Famous Contemporary Artists Drawings Inspired by Kenal
2012 as well as 2013 I took a decision to do more art shows and festivals in Omaha, Nebraska where I lived at the time and sold a few pieces. I also even sold some art prints online on my Fine Art America artist page, but still have goals I have not reached with my artworks as well as designs I hope to accomplish in 2014. Getting more artwork published in magazine publications would be one of there as well as my photographs.
In 2013 I was fortunate to gain the cover issue for Focus SWFL magazine for a great collaboration between my team and I. We hope to accomplish more with the fashion photography in the year. This was an opportunity I gained because of persistence and someone thought is was interesting enough to give me a shot.
Hope To Be Among Famous Contemporary Artists
Creating art inspired pop culture has been something I also started by creating expressive and original artworks of celebrities like Justin Bieber, icons like Malcom X and many more.
To be inspired by famous contemporary artists is not only to create contemporary art in the quality of those artists, but it is to be original as well as strive to be excellent in your time.
Famous Contemporary Artists
I am a visual artist, graphic designer, and blogger of Kenalsworld. I have enjoyed creating art since the age of 4 and continued to pursue a career in graphic design, animation, and music. I compose digital drawings as well as real mediums, such as acrylic, graphite drawings, watercolor, pastel and oil. Art is a big part of my life and I am glad to be able to share it with my blog viewers and potentially the world. I appreciate every visitor that visits my website so be sure to follow me below on Twitter and Facebook.
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