Stasha asked this question on the artcone forums: London will house the world’s first commercial gallery selling erotic art and design.
The building covering 5,000 sq ft over four floors on Charing Cross Road, and dedicated to the erotic art opens to the public, on July 15.
Called Charing X, it will stock only the most provocative works from artists including David Hockney, Sir Peter Blake, Damien Hirst, Marc Quinn and Jenny Saville. It will also have floors dedicated to erotic couture, burlesque, fashion photography and even furniture.
Charing X has been co-founded by the Eyestorm gallery’s David Grob and Coco de Mer creator Adae-Elena Amats.
“Every artist spends a large part of their lives painting nudes,” Grob said.
Furniture on sale will include the famous Sofa Bocca, based on Salvador Dali’s Mae West-inspired lip-shape design as well as leatherwear and furniture designs from Whitaker Malem and bespoke
RainDrop asked this question on the artcone forums: i guess my brother wants to know b/c he told me to ask…… so do u??
Lombi asked this question on the artcone forums: [b]Design software maker Adobe Systems on Thursday posted lower second-quarter net income due to higher costs related to its Macromedia acquisition, and its shares fell more than 4 percent. [/b]
Adobe also lowered its full-year 2006 profit and revenue forecasts due to weaker demand for its content-creation products such as Photoshop, as customers wait for new versions that work with new Apple computers.
“What we have seen in the last half of the quarter was a downward trend in our creative business, particularly our Creative Suite,” Adobe Chief Executive Bruce Chizen said. “It is doing well, but not as well as expected.”
Adobe, also known for its Acrobat document-sharing software, said second-quarter net income fell to $123.1 million, or 20 cents per share, from $149.8 million, or 29 cents per share, a year ago.
Excluding items that also included a charge related to another acquisition and the expensing of stock-based compensation, its per-share earnings were 31 cents. This was above the average analyst forecast of 30 cents per share, as compiled by Reuters Research.
Adobe also announced that its president of worldwide field operations, Stephen Elop, would leave at the end of the fiscal year. Elop, the former chief executive of Macromedia, is responsible for the company’s global sales operations.
Adobe bought Macromedia last December for $3.4 billion to complement its strength in editing and distributing static content such as text, photos and graphics with Macromedia’s ability to create Web graphics and advertising and its Flash technology.
Revenue rose to $635.5 million from $496.0 million, fueled by the company’s combination with Macromedia, but missed the company’s target.
Chizen said despite the disappointment in the company’s creative products, Acrobat demand met expectations and its video business continued to benefit as more and more customersturn to the Internet to make and view video.
Looking ahead, Adobe said it was lowering its revenue target for fiscal 2006 to a range of $2.54 billion to $2.60 billion with earnings per share excluding items of $1.20 to $1.25.
Previously, the company had said it expected revenue to be about $2.7 billion and earnings per-share excluding items of $1.26 to $1.30. The Wall Street view was for full-year revenue of $2.64 billion and earnings per share before items of $1.26.
Adobe shares fell more than 4 percent to $27.70 in after-hours trading from a Nasdaq close of $28.96.
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Sarah asked this question on the artcone forums: i was looking into buying a photoshop CS2 but wasnt sure what one to get? What ones is the best? DOes the disc come with how to use photoshop or is there anthor program for training?
Eddy asked this question on the artcone forums: i wanted to know how much we can charge for digital paintings, their demand and i also wanted to know the process of selling digital art through the internet. thank you
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