Buying art can be a stressful situation, as you’re plunking down a serious chunk of change for a piece that you feel passionate about now. But what happens if you don’t necessarily feel the same way about it down the line? Sure, you can always sell it and buy something new, but you will likely to lose a few bucks (or more) in the process.
What if I told you that there’s a better way to consume art, one that allows you to change up your art with a simple click of a button?
Enter The Depict Frame, a 49-inch 4K wall-mounted art display that’s specifically designed to bring digital art into your home in a decidedly 21st-century way, while still retaining the classic look of a traditional painting, thanks to its matte finish and wooden frame.
The concept is pretty cool. The Depict digital canvas can wirelessly download crystal-clear 4K artworks from cutting-edge digital artists and classical masters through the Depict App, with both a free and paid subscription plan to choose from. Free users get access to a handful of free art pieces each month, while Depict Premium gives you access to hundreds of different pieces. You can even display your own photos on the Depict Frame if you like.
While Depict isn’t the only company offering something like this, their frame has been color-calibrated and optimized for fine art and moving images to look exactly as the artist intended, with the matte finish and wooden frame adding an extra layer of realism to the art. And their content is curated by a world-renowned art team who have experience curating for the Met and the Getty. Furthermore, a portion of the subscription fee goes to the artists who made the work or the museum or institution who owns the work.
And since not all artwork is horizontal, the Depict Frame can easily swivel between landscape and portrait without having to reinstall the mounting hardware, making it a lot more versatile as far as the kind of art it can display.
Overall, there’s a lot to like about Depict. If you’re someone who hasn’t pulled the trigger on a piece of art because you’re worried that you might grow tired of it, Depict solves that problem once and for all, while exposing you to pieces that you might not have discovered on your own.
The Depict Frame is priced at $899, and you can learn more about it here.
A Self-Proclaimed Art Critic’s Review of ‘Banksy Does New York’
I normally loathe Halloween, but this year was different. After waking up at 6AM, hitting the “snooze” button over and over for about an hour, and finally getting up at 7AM, my morning routine began: Urinate, let dog outside, give dog a treat for going outside, microwave a cup of water for my morning cup of tea, Internet.
Now I’ll be the first to admit that my morning routine needs a change, especially since “Internet” has it’s own step-by-step process, but we’ll focus on one aspect of that though: My Google Alerts email.
Each and every morning, my Inbox contains one email from Google Alerts that alerts me of any new Banksy content. For the most part, the majority of it immediately gets trashed and not viewed, but every now and then something is worth a re-read and re-post.
About a month or so ago, these alerts heavily focused on the Chris Moukarbel directed Banksy Does New York HBO Documentary, which is set to air on November 17, 2015. If you haven’t heard about it, you can watch the trailer below:
HBO GO members received early access to this documentary on Halloween. Unfortunately, I don’t have HBO GO, as I cancelled my HBO subscription once Bored To Death was cancelled. But fortunately, I have some friends with HBO GO.
Chris Moukarbel’s documentary was well thought out and filmed. It was engaging and interesting, and I felt as if all over again I was waking up each morning awaiting the alerts in my Inbox from Banksy’s New York self-proclaimed residency, Better Out Than In. From start to finish, it was well thought out and filmed; after all, it’s not easy to mesh reality and the Internet, but Chris Moukarbel achieved a result that many fail at.
Everyone is a critic, masters of nothing, voicing their opinions as if they were words spoken from God directly, but this documentary took a neutral stance to Banksy and his works, as well as to the residency in general. It captured and communicated a story, and allowed others to voice their opinion, whether credible or not.
I could have done without majority of the commentators, especially the two YouTubers, because they’re not the real critics, just pawns in Banksy’s residency, which is the real work of art overall despite the additional 31 pieces.
At the end of the day, who am I to talk though, as I’m just a critic as well, but without a YouTube channel.
Mr. Francesco is a self-proclaimed art critic. He once thought about selling his car for a certified Banksy print, but decided not to and purchased some Banksy works on eBay instead. Mr. Francesco is not Banksy nor does he claim to be.