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  • Facebook for Artists in 2020

    What artists can do to improve their Facebook presence
    by Max Khusid
    Kwon Neung, Van Gogh, 2019. Photo taken at Art Basel Hong Kong, 2019
    Kwon Neung, Van Gogh, 2019. Photo taken at Art Basel Hong Kong, 2019

    Whether we like it or not, Facebook is used by more than 1 billion people daily.  For any artist, it is essential to be on Facebook to promote their work, to have more people see it.  In this article, I will share some of the tips for artists on how to make their Facebook page should look to attract more visitors, art collectors and supporters.

  • by Max Khusid
    de Young Museum, San Francisco
    de Young Museum, San Francisco
    In the Spring of 2018, I volunteered for the de Young Museum in San Francisco. It's one of my most favorite museums in the world and a must-visit for San Francisco visitors.  Yet, I've seen people struggle to navigate it and not getting the best experience. Here's my short guide on how to get the most out of your visit.
  • How to Afford Art, Part 1.

    or why art isn't only for the one percenters
    by Max Khusid
    How to Afford And, Kwon Neung, "Rembrandt" painting
    Kwon Neung, Rembrandt, 2019. Photo taken at Art Basel Hong Kong, 2019

    How to afford art?  This question is not usually posed as a question, rather it comes out as a statement: "I can't afford art", or "Well, when I become super rich", or "I wish I could afford original art".  Art historically has been classified as a "luxury item".  We think of Victorian kings and queens, super expensive Sotheby's auctions or well-known masters displayed in the best museums in the world.  In this blog post, I'll try to argue with myself or maybe even convince you that art can be made affordable.  Please choose to agree or completely disagree with me.  Your comments are welcome.

  • Hunters Point San Francisco

    A land forgotten, a land discovered
    by Max Khusid
    Hunters Point Shipyard
    Hunters Point Shipyard. Image by Devon Kelley

    Most people in the San Francisco Bay Area have never heard of this part of the city. Some who lived in the city for a while want to disown it and avoid coming here at all costs. For them, Hunters Point is off-limits. It's ghetto. Its projects. It's a toxic no man's land. It simply doesn't fit into that stereotypical image of San Francisco. It's not hippie, it's not hipster, it's not techie, it's not a coastal paradise. Hunters Point history has too many pages that many want to forget. Yet Hunters Point is perhaps more intimate, more personal, more real San Francisco than Mission, Fishermans Wharf, Coit Tour, or Alcatraz. I would like to introduce you to my neighborhood, my San Francisco.

  • Art Basel Hong Kong

    An intro to the Art World
    by Max Khusid
    Art Basel Hong Kong

    In March 2019, I felt restless at home.  I travelled to 9 countries in 2018, but stayed put in California so far.  I went on Kayak.com, looked up on the airfare prices to Hong Kong and what do you know, it was only $500 roundtrip.  So I decided to visit Art Basel Hong Kong and Art Central.  Two of the largest Art Fairs in Asia.  Here's a short video from the inforgettable week in Hong Kong.  This was my first introduction to the world of fine art