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Jay Heuman

Visual Arts

Artistic Temperaments

Despite early signs of improvement in some sectors of the American economy, there is no denying we remain in recession. When unemployment is on the rise and houses are threatened with foreclosure, luxuries like collecting contemporary art often take the first hit. For this reason, I asked three […]

Visual Arts

“Utah Artist” or Not?

ARTISTIC TEMPERAMENTS (v2) in the May 2008 issue of 15 Bytes focused on Second Life as a virtual world in which artists make and sell digital artworks, and in which galleries and museums duplicate themselves for greater visibility and market share. So I am now turning the telescope around … […]

Visual Arts

A First Glance at ‘Second Life’?

Since the first ARTISTIC TEMPERAMENTS (March 2008) focused on the very “material” question of Damien Hirst’s platinum-and-diamond skull entitled “For the Love of God,” I figured something completely “immaterial” and “virtual” made sense for the second installment of this feature. I find fascinating the mutability of the fine […]

Visual Arts

Damien Hirst: Bling or Bomb?

When curators or academicians talk one-on-one with artists, the result is sometimes an exercise in futility, as two different temperaments use two different vocabularies. But as a witness to several artists talking with one another . . . it’s an organic swirl of artists’ names from past and […]