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Artful Links: Summer Reading

In this edition of Artful Links: summer reading suggestions, art documentaries on Netflix, the Pantone Project, and more. Click away!

  • Summer reading suggestions: Art Biz Blog compiled this list of novels about artists, with more good suggestions in the comments. (The Art League Book Club meets regularly in the Gallery to discuss fiction and non-fiction books about art. Their next meeting is Tuesday, July 16 at 12:30 pm to discuss The 12 Million Dollar Stuffed Shark by Don Thompson. If you’d like to attend, RSVP to Rose at roseo@theartleague.org.)
  • Netflix art documentaries: If movies are more to your liking, Hyperallergic and its readers compiled a list of documentaries about art, some on Netflix Instant and some you’ll have to hunt for.
  • Artists Anonymous: Art League students might find this Lauren Purje cartoon relevant to their lives.
  • The Pantone Project: Since one photographer started looking for Pantone colors in the world around him (photo above), the project has taken off on Instagram, with users snapping photos of Pantone postcards in their natural habitats. There’s something satisfying about looking at the best of these photos. As one poster wrote, “It’s made looking around exciting again!” More about the project is on Wired Magazine’s Raw File blog. (P.S. The Art League is on Instagram, too.)
  • Getting your art on Facebook: (Because summer isn’t all reading and movies.) Using your personal Facebook account to sell your art? The Abundant Artist explains why and how to create a business page instead. Watch the video here and get started on your fan page here (Facebook account required).

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