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Important Dominican Painters

Guillo Perez b. 1926- d. 2014, Moca, Dominican Republic Guillo Perez Guillo Perez Ramon Oviedo b. 1924 - d. 2015 Barahona, Dominican Republic Ramon Oviedo Ramon Oviedo  Domingo Liz b. 1931- d. 2013, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Domingo Liz Domingo Liz Candido Bido b. 1936-d. 2011, Bonao, Dominican Republic Candido Bido Candido Bido Ivan Tovar b. 1942 - d. 2020 San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic Ivan Tovar Ivan Tovar Elsa Nunez b. 1943, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Elsa Nunez Amaya Salazar b.1951, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Amaya Salazar Amaya Salazar Edward Telleria b. 1974, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Edward Telleria, La Unica, 30x40, Acrylic Edward Teleria, 24x36, Acrylic, 2014

26th National Visual Arts Biennial - Dominican Republic

The 26th National Visual Arts Biennial opened this past week in Santo Domingo at the Museum of Modern Art.  The objective of the Biennial is to promote the art of the Dominican Republic.  109 works are on display  The Winners and Honorable Mentions The pieces that won had to do with education (4% for education), domestic violence, and homosexuality.  

Contemporary Art Market

I recently took a graduate course on the Modern and Contemporary Western "art market" at a university in Boston.  The course served to give an overview of western art history since 1900, and and overview of art dealers, collectors, auctions, galleries, museums, etc...  Many people say that the art world is elusive to those not intimately connected to its inner workings, and this truth was apparent from the "lessons" imparted about the art market to the class.  It is easy to become an expert in one area of the art market, like auctions, but not have much knowledge about the other workings of the market, like galleries, and artist commissions charged by galleries.  It takes years of experience to understand the multifaceted "art market."  No book can impart all the knowledge, but rather real experience is the best teacher.  The review of art history in the course was classic textbook - with questions like "Does history influence the art artists prod