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Top 5 Blogs: Contemporary Art

“Is this art or can we throw it away?” – an often quoted (and so matching!) saying. To understand and like contemporary art is not very easy, we admit. Because often you cannot really see whether we’re talking a plain object or an artwork with a sophisticated theoretical background here.

Who would like to get into the topic without being stressed with high-flown scientifical analyses should take a look at the Top 5 Blogs about contemporary art we have chosen for you:

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Top 10 of companies using instagram

We must admit: We’re addicted to the instagram app available for all iPhones and Android phones: Is there a better and quicker way to get stylish, vintage-looking pictures that you can share with your friends and the whole world with just one click?

But not only private people are using the app to snap their coffee table or the view from the hotel room in order to make their “followers” jealous, a steady growing amount of companies is using the virtual toy to give allow a glimpse behind the scenes. For some days there has been the option to hashtag your pictures as well: If you click on one of these words marked with a # you will only see pictures labelled with this keyword.

The Top 10 of companies using instagram:

1. National Geographic
2. Starbucks
3. Playboy
4. Coca Cola
5. Pepsi
6. CNN
7. NH Hotels
8. Brisk Ice Tea
9. Levi’s
10. NPR (US public radio)

Bye Bye 2016

 

Another year has gone by. At ARTFLAKES we’re looking back at a successful 2016 with our re-design, and we hope you do too! So many new artists have joined our little world we call ARTFLAKES. It is great to see that you all enjoy our community. We couldn’t do it without you and our great customers of course.

We’re always working hard on making ARTFLAKES the best possible experience for our artists as well as customers. This year we’ve added some great new features and possibilities to cater your needs.

We are excited to see what 2017 has in store for us and we can’t wait to welcome even more artists to ARTFLAKES. We wish you all a Happy New Year and much success for 2017!

Artwork pick of the week: “Montage”

“A girl knitting herself”, artist Robert Scholten has written as a description of his picture with the title “Montage“.

And indeed it seems like the woman, whose outline of her body is only visible to some extent and who is wearing not more than a pair of striped socks, is extending her hairdo with thick knitting needles.

Thus the illustration, which you can buy at ARTFLAKES as poster, framed art print or greeting card among others, radiates a whiff of surrealism somehow…

So what is a GalleryPrint?

What do we mean when we are talking about a GalleryPrint on ARTFLAKES? A GalleryPrint – the official term is “AluDiBond-Kaschierung” by the way – differs from a poster or an art print that is put into a nice frame: A GalleryPrint has no frame.

Instead the art print you have chosen is mounted onto a massive aluminium plate and then – you can choose here as well – either laminated (matte or glossy) or fixed with acrylic glass. An ultraviolet protection is added, so that we can happily guarantee you a long lasting brilliant quality of colour! Depending on the size of the picture one or two aluminium hangers on the back of the GalleryPrint ensure that you can put it on the wall immediatley.

Doesn’t it sound good?

Five Favorite Instagrammers

Every Friday, we introduce you to five of our favorite Instagrammers. This week, meet Jochen Spalding @blumenkraft, Esra Degirmenci @esratoronto, Sefa Yamak @sefayamak, Harry Rankin @thamespirate and Ali Jardine @alijardine.

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Five Favorite Instagrammers

Since launching the exciting new feature allowing artists and art lovers to buy and sell Instagrams on ARTFLAKES, we’ve become even more crazy about our favorite square-format photo sharing community. The recent ARTFLAKES Instagram contest introduced us to many Instagrammers including our winners Melissa Vincent, Rodion Kovenkin, and Ozer Kurt. With over 100 million users around the world and so many beautiful images out there, we’d like to present our five favorite Instagrammers this week.


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Sell Your Instagram Photos On ARTFLAKES

We’ve got some great news ─ you can now sell your Instagrams on ARTFLAKES! For a while now, you’ve been able to buy your own Instagrams as stickers. But this isn’t enough. Our tech team has been hard at work, and now you can finally sell your Instagrams from your ARTFLAKES gallery. They can then be purchased as eye-catching professional gallery prints, framed art prints, high quality canvas prints, stunning posters, and even greeting cards ─ just like your other artwork! Awesome, right?

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