Jeff Koons at the Whitney Museum in New York

The Whitney Museum of American Art | Jeff Koons: A Retrospective | June 27 - Oct 19, 2014 |

Planted In Plain Sight

----------------------------------- Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still! ---------------------------------

Artsy in Basel

Art is all around, just stay alert & take in the world right in front of your eyes!

Art+Travel has been a great passion of mine for a very long time and every time I decide to travel I try to incorporate some sort of artistic entertainment to inspire me. Since I happened to be in Germany this time around & received VIP Preview tickets to ART BASEL & SCOPE BASEL, I decided to make a detour via Basel to take in some FINE ART. And after all the inspiration at the art fairs creativity was high, and born were images (see above) that sum up this well rounded trip to Switzerland. Additional photos of the city of Basel can be found here & art prints available via Society6.

In Focus: Hippolyte Bayard

Hippolyte Bayard (20 January 1801 Р14 May 1887) was a French photographer a pioneer in the history of photography. He invented his own process known as direct positive printing and presented the world's first public exhibition of photographs on 24 June 1839. He claimed to have invented photography earlier than Louis-Jacques Mand̩ Daguerre in France and William Henry Fox Talbot in England, the men traditionally credited with its invention.
If you wish to learn more about Hippolyte Bayrat google him.

The Long Way in Belgium

The Grand Place or Grote Markt is the central square of Brussels in Belgium. It is surrounded by guildhalls, the city's Town Hall, and the Breadhouse. The square is the most important tourist destination and most memorable landmark in Brussels. It measures 68 by 110 metres (223 by 361 ft), and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Click here to learn more about Brussels.

iTell 2013/52: New Beginnings

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Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving into the next year ... HAPPY 2014 ALL!

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