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January, 2014

  • 21 January

    French Artist Creates Mile Wide Beach Graffiti in The Sand

    Biarritz, Bask Coast, France – Tuesday, January 21, 2014 I was contacted yesterday morning by a 37-year-old Bask Coast French artist named Sam Dougados.  He practices what he calls ” beach art.”  By his definition “this is land art but we can compare it to street art, replacing spray can …

  • 20 January

    Jay Z’s Empire State Of Mind: The Hip Hop Picasso is Present Baby

    New York – Monday, January 19, 2013 When proposing a building design, an architect will draft a realistic architectural rendering.  This is a fiction, the illusion of a 3-D concept model of a building which only exists on paper.  This sort of rendering makes it easier for a client to …

December, 2013

  • 26 December

    Haddon Sundblom, The Father of Modern Father Christmas

    New York City – Thursday, December 26, 2013 Have you ever heard of an artist named Haddon Sundblom? No? Well you’ve seen his work. You could say he’s one of the most famous character designers ever. He created the iconic Santa we know and love. He based him on Clement …

  • 24 December

    Santa as Visual Art in 7 images

    New York City – Thursday, December 24, 2013 Santa Claus or “Saint Nick” has had many different representations as a visual image. The following list is a collection of 7 different depictions of Santa Claus at different times throughout the tradition of Christmas. 1. “Saint Nicholas” is depicted above; a …

  • 16 December

    ARTIHOLICS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Creative Capital Artist Retreat 2013

    New York City – Monday, December 16, 2013 The good folks at Creative-Capital.org have offered Artiholics.com an exclusive (one day) jump on publishing videos they shot of their 2013 Creative Capital Artist Retreat. It’s a rare glimpse into the artist’s creative processes, as the peel back the cover to reveal …