Best Professional Gouache Sets for Artists – ARTnews.com

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, ARTNews may receive an affiliate commission. The primary feature of gouache is its opacity. While these paints are similar to watercolor in the way they’re applied to paper, they are formulated so pigments remain near the surface of the paper … Read more

Maurizio Cattelan Authorship Decision Sets a New Precedent in France – ARTnews.com

Artists have long worked with assistants, who often go uncredited, to make their works. Since the ’60s, with the advent of Minimal and Conceptual art, contemporary artists have pushed this even further, contracting fabricators to create works to their technical specifications. The art world has long recognized that the sole author of the work to … Read more

The Best Student Watercolor Pans and Pan Sets – ARTnews.com

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, ARTNews may receive an affiliate commission. There are a host of advantages to using pan watercolor paints, especially for novice watercolorists. They are compact and contained, so they can be tucked away in a desk drawer. They’re easily portable for … Read more

Best Watercolor Tube Sets for Easy Painting – ARTnews.com

Packed full of pigment with organic binders, watercolors in tubes are a beautiful, convenient form of paint, providing saturated color with consistent results. The paints may be used straight from the tube for optimal color saturation; they may also be mixed with water for lighter hues and washes. Because the pigment load is high for … Read more

For Keeping Your Hand In, Here are the Best Sketching Sets – ARTnews.com

Sketching is the most basic of any artist’s skill set. A good sketching set is essential for any artist, designer, or architect looking to maintain a drawing practice. Pencil sets are a portable, versatile must-have for the pro on the go. Whether you’re sketching en plein air, drafting a formal canvas, or brushing up on … Read more

Best Charcoal Sketch Sets for Drawing – ARTnews.com

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, ARTNews may receive an affiliate commission. From early cave painters to Pablo Picasso to Roberto Longo, artists have long loved the expressive potential of a soft charcoal pencil or crayon. Each sweep of charcoal offers intense black color and easy … Read more

Best Acrylic Paint Sets for Artists and Beginners – ARTnews.com

Acrylic is a favored painting medium for both beginners and professionals alike for its easy setup, quick-drying properties, and malleable nature. Made out of pigments suspended in acrylic polymer, acrylic paint is water soluble but becomes water resistant when dry. A highly flexible paint medium, acrylic will provide a crisp, graphic paint edge that can … Read more

Christie’s Evening Sale Sets Records Even As It Nets ‘Lackluster’ $103 M. Total – ARTnews.com

Christie’s staged her second evening sale dedicated to art made in the 21st century Tuesday, netting a total of $103 million for the 29 lots. That result fell just short of the high end of the lots’ adjusted pre-sales estimates of between $76 million -$106 million The total paled in comparison to Monday evening’s sale … Read more