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Visual Art in an Online World

a two-part documentary featuring artrepreneur

Burt Wolf had always wanted to be an artist but found early in his life that it was difficult to break into the art industry. Today’s landscape is very different. An increasingly connected world with online tools like Artrepreneur is making it easier than ever for visual artists to succeed. In this two-part series, we follow Burt as he becomes the fine artist he always wanted to be. We’ll talk with visual artists about how they have built successful creative careers in an online world, and creative leaders of education and business discuss the growing importance of creative leadership. And, we’ll see the power that visual art has in changing the world.

Great Art Undiscovered

Burt travels through Europe and the United States looking at the history of great artists who were never appreciated during their lifetime. Vincent Van Gogh lived at the end of the 1800s and during his life sold one or two paintings. These days, a single work by Van Gogh goes for over $100 million dollars. Same for Van Gogh’s friend, Paul Gauguin. Ignored during his life, his works now sell for over $300 million a painting. Burt introduces viewers to Artrepreneur and shows artists how to sell their work on the site.

 

How to Sell the Art You Create

Burt learns how painters, sculptures, photographers and other artists can use the internet to bring their work to the attention of the public. He traces the success of artists, in Europe and the United States and how they used the internet to gain access to the art market without being represented by a major gallery. He shows us how to use Artrepreneur to present our works and why the idea of being an unknown artist might be coming to an end.

 

about Artrepreneur

Every visual work communicates an idea and has the power to change perceptions, opinions, styles, habits, and even people’s way of life. Join the Artrepreneur Community to be part of the conversation. Whether you want to showcase yourself and your work, find a creative job, hire talent, buy your next art piece, or want to learn about the business of art, Artrepreneur is your starting point.

about Burt Wolf

Since 1980, I have been traveling around the world making television programs about history, culture, and gastronomy. Over the years, I have written, edited and published books, consulted for major corporations and governments on product development & marketing, built and ran a restaurant, worked in the travel industry. I also developed the earliest company to publish portfolios of museum-quality photography by many of the world’s greatest photographers. Along the way, I took about 20,000 photographs so I would remember where I had been and what I did. A selection of those photographs is now on this site.

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Learn about the artists

Antoine Rose

Antoine Rose

Aerial Photographer

Belgian artist, Antoine Rose, focuses on aerial imagery, capturing the geometric patterns of the overhead landscape. He has traveled around the globe, from South Africa to Istanbul, to capture those magic moments. Antoine has been commissioned by major brands for worldwide advertising campaigns. He is currently represented by the Fremin Gallery in New York City.   Full Profile

Vincent Roazzi, Jr.

Vincent Roazzi, Jr.

Travel & Event Photographer

In just a few short years working as a freelance photographer specializing in travel and experiential marketing, Vincent has become sought after by major companies across the globe. His work has been seen in a variety of iconic publications, such as the NY Times, National Geographic, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, and with Canon.   Full Profile

Fay Wood

Fay Wood

Sculptor and Painter

Fay is an award-winning artist with a unique portfolio of work that she has developed over the past five decades.  She has recently been invited to be a returning artist at the 2019 Florence Biennale and has an upcoming exhibition in Toronto, Canada. Having recently celebrated her 78th birthday, Fay still loves creating art every day.  Full Profile

Learn about the artrepreneur team

Grace Cho

Grace Cho

Founder / CEO

Ater 25 years of experience in the financial services, entertainment, media and private equity industries, Grace wanted to focus on her love of the arts. She founded Artrepreneur to empower future generations of visual artists in building their own creative empires and to finally do away with the myth of the ‘starving artist. Grace is an artist painter.  Full Profile

Robert Schlackman

Robert Schlackman

CTO

Rob is the force behind building Artrepreneur for the global creative economy. His goal is to build a modern, sophisticated and visually captivating platform that utilizes the latest web technologies. Part executive, part geek, Rob lives and breathes coding and in making Artrepreneur the “go to” platform for the visual arts community.  Full Profile

Steve Schlackman

Steve Schlackman

Product Innovation

Steve is responsible for Artrepreneur’s feature development and UX/UI. His experience as a patent attorney, advertising executive, photographer, and graphic designer are ideal for ensuring that our members have an outstanding user experience. His photographic work is currently represented by Fremin Gallery in NYC.  Full Profile

Kate Flanagan

Kate Flanagan

Partnerships and Operations

Kate’s expertise in marketing and global events has been instrumental in helping Artrepreneur create lasting partnerships with important art institutions across the country. Kate is also at the center of Artrepreneur’s operations, ensuring that marketing, social media, and project development timelines run on schedule and efficiently.  Full Profile

 

 

Learn about the Creative Leaders

Denis Nayden

Denis Nayden

Founding Partner @ Artrepreneur

As the Former Chairman and CEO of the largest global financial services firm for almost thirty years, Denis oversaw twenty major industries, spanning 36 countries and has more recently headed up private equity, aircraft leasing, and other global enterprises. His love for the arts runs in his family with a son and daughter who have pursued art careers. As an avid art collector, Denis understands the power of visuals and creativity in achieving success. He believed in Artrepreneur when it was just an idea on a page and continues to be a passionate force in driving its mission. Full Profile

Terry Tamminen

Terry Tamminen

CEO @ Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

Terry has deep international expertise in business, agriculture, education, public policy, and the environment. As Chairman of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF), he works to protect biodiversity, implement ocean and forest conservation and educate the world about climate change. In addition, he has produced numerous environmentally themed projects and documentaries to increase awareness and ignite change. Full Profile

Larry Thompson

Larry Thompson

President @ Ringling College of Art + Design

As head of the country’s premier art and design college, Larry is transforming the way people think about art and design and leading the charge on how businesses must infuse creativity to thrive. As a lawyer and an educator, he has had many prestigious roles, including the Executive Director/ CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the former president of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design where he serves on the Executive Committee. Full Profile

Adam Bleibtreu

Adam Bleibtreu

Chief Marketing Officer @ Creative Circle

As the marketing executive in charge of the country’s top creative staffing agency, he has shaped the company’s brand direction and product strategy. His diverse career includes branding, product launching, advertising, media planning, and partner development. He’s even been a TV executive for the fledgling WB network, all of which has forged his identity as a thought leader and industry authority. Full Profile