The “Oil Baron” of Art Galleries – Madison.com
When it comes to great art, Peter Lundberg is willing to take a few risks.
Lundberg owns each of the 350-some pieces on the walls of Janus Galleries. It's always been “cleaner” to operate this way, he said, selling the pieces himself instead of taking a commission on sales and returning the rest.
“I have a deep respect for artists,” Lundberg said. “They're particularly struggling now. If I believe in an artist, I would rather spend the money and then it's my problem if it doesn't sell.” Read more
Art Collections Brighten Corporate Walls – Madison.com
A corps of professionals and specialists have mobilized to transform lackluster offices and hospital corridors into works of art.
Corporations across the country such as Microsoft in the Seattle area, Neiman Marcus in Dallas, Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, Mo., LaSalle National Bank in Chicago and QuadGraphics in Milwaukee have established corporate art programs. Read more
Window shutters, old T-shirts, broken tiles, a cigar box, shelf brackets, a cabinet door, recycled paper, doorknobs, parts of cars.
These salvaged materials have been repurposed into artwork that's part of the 2011 Habitat ReStore Salvage Art Show being held during the month of October in 18 galleries in the Madison area. Read more