CJ Hendry, The Talented Mr Ripley. CJ Hendry Studio CJ Hendry may be one of the world’s best-known artists on social media who was, until recently, also one of the least known within the art industry. Hendry is what’s referred to as an “Instagram artist,” a person who begins and builds their career on the social media platform—often apart from the establishment. Like many Instagram artists, Hendry’s work has a viral photographic appeal: her pencil drawings render luxury goods, sportswear and paint blobs in such a realistic style that the inclusion of her hand in the photo becomes an optical illusion. It’s rewarded her with more than 350,000 followers and IRL exhibitions that regularly move over a million dollars’ worth of inventory. Most artists will never find that kind of success, or the press attention she’s received, without participation the more traditional art eco-system.To wit, her latest exhibition, “Rorschach,” … [Read more...] about Art on Instagram: Does CJ Hendry’s Model for Success Have the Art Market on Edge?
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U.S. 2018 Midterms CongressTwo years ago, as Americans were locked in a bitter dispute over the presidential election, Deb Haaland stuffed her suitcase full of green chiles and flew from her home state of New Mexico to North Dakota to join a different fight.Thousands of American Indians from tribes across the U.S. had descended on the windswept plains to resist the federal government’s incursion into native lands via—naturally—an oil project. The monthslong protest was unprecedented. Authorities maintained that the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would carry approximately 500,000 barrels of crude a day to Illinois, would create thousands of jobs and revitalize the local economy. But Native American communities and environmental activists objected to the pipeline’s route, which bisected the ancient tribal lands of the Standing Rock Sioux and tunneled underneath the Missouri River, the tribe’s primary water source. The Sioux feared the pipeline would threaten … [Read more...] about Native American Women Made History in the Midterms. Here’s Why It Took so Long