Archives for the month of: August, 2017

We’re happy to announce the availability of an iPad version of our popular Art Channel Apple TV app. Art Channel for Apple TV is a curated version of our award-winning Art Authority for iPad app, so Art Channel for iPad completes the circle from iPad to Apple TV and back.

As you’re probably aware, Art Authority for iPad (and iPhone and Mac) lets you explore a database of over 100,000 works of art (from 1500 artists and 900 locations) in both structured and unstructured ways, through a virtual museum metaphor. When Apple opened up Apple TV to apps, we realized that that sort of access was not what most people would want on their TV. Hence Art Channel, with “shows” which highlight and curate key aspects of the Art Authority collection.

It turns out that some iPad users want this simplified approach on their iPad too, and some Apple TV users also want to be able to watch their Art Channel shows on the go. So Art Channel for iPad was pretty much a natural.

We hope you like it.

Fresh on the heels of “Focus on Frank Lloyd Wright” we are pleased to announce “Focus on Mark Rothko” and “Focus on Henri Matisse.”

As we hinted at when we launched our Frank Lloyd Wright focus site, we’ve been working with top names in the art world to bring focus to their collections and help you view and purchase archival reproductions from those collections in new ways.

Mark Rothko pioneered color field art, and “Focus on Rothko” at FocusOnRothko.com lets you browse and select his works by color. Or more traditionally by title or time period. We’re also pleased to be working with our neighbor the Portland Art Museum to support the new Rothko wing they are building to honor one of Oregon’s native sons.

Mark Rothko, Ochre and Red on Red, 1954 (oil on canvas, 92 5/8 x 63 3/4 in.) The Phillips Collection, Washington DC, acquired 1964. © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Albert Barnes was one of the earliest backers of Henri Matisse’s work, and we are proud the Barnes Foundation supported “Focus on Matisse” at FocusOnMatisse.com by making available a number of rarely seen works by the leading Fauvist (check out the three “Three Sisters” works in particular). You can browse and select Matisse works by style, including cutouts, portraits, still life and line drawings.

Henry Matisse, Codomas, plate XI from the illustrated book “Jazz, 1947” (pochoir, 16 5/8 x 25 5/8 in.) Indiana University Art Museum, 65.23.11. © 2013 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Speaking of support, purchases from Focus On sites support both those who created these classic artworks and those who care for them. Portions of every purchase go to the artists’ estates and the works’ owners. So you can give back and enjoy great art at the same time. That’s certainly what we do here. And of course all prints from Focus On sites are hand crafted here in Ashland, Oregon using the same museum-quality materials and processes you’re used to with the 1000Museums brand.

There’s much more to come too. We’re particularly excited about our soon-to-be-announced work with the Library of Congress and with a similar institution “across the pond.” So definitely stay tuned.