The Seven Things You Must Know Before Purchasing Contemporary Art

When you learn how to best answer these questions, you are ready to buy some art. Get educated, enjoy life, support artists. What am I looking at? What is my budget? Can I make it myself? Why do I like it? Is it an investment? Can I store it? Will it degrade? Contact Pete Ippel […]

Celebrating My Visiting Faculty Appointment At SFAI With Some Mc Connell’s Ice Cream

Celebrating My Visiting Faculty Appointment At SFAI With Some Mc Connell’s Ice Cream., originally uploaded by hypermodern. Today is a very happy day. Will be teaching one day a week at the San Francisco Art Institute for the fall semester. Pete Ippel – Artist / Athlete – hypermodern.net – Taken at 3:28 PM on July […]

Grace Is Knowing When To Nuke It

Jumping into art full time is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, I feel completely activated and alive. I knew from the outset that peril and fun are close bedfellows, and that the battle to make this choice work would be a war won with discipline, fortitude, and networking. The most significant skill […]

New Money, Old Money, and Inflation

Does anyone else find it interesting that the United States has had monochromatic money for so long, that part of the re-birth process of our economy is adding some color to our bills? It’s a type of “fiscal redecorating”. In the past the changes have been subtle reds and golds. The new Benjamin’s colors are […]

Introducing 11 Different, Unique, Original, Hypermodern Artists

Thank you to Stew Birbrower for creating the concept for this poster. Thank you to the GIMP for being rad and open source. Check it out, I’m having an open house during Ventura Art Walk Saturday April 17th 1:00-9:00pm Sunday April 18th noon-5:00pm. Also I will be open for First Fridays Ventura, and for more […]

Pete Ippel Attains One Million Dollar Valuation and Files Registration Statement with the SEC for an Initial Portfolio Offering

VENTURA, Calif. – April 01, 2010 -After numerous talks with financial advisers, Pete Ippel has opted for an Initial Portfolio Offering. Ippel announced today that he has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of his Class A common art. A portion of the art will […]

Update: A Crispy 100 Dollar Bill

For Justin Hoover’s project Radical Practices: The Seduction of Duchamp, Pete Ippel auctioned off a crispy 100 dollar bill with opening bids starting at $5.00. Ippel’s project brings into question context, gift, value, and the art market. The unaltered bill sold for $115.00, the proceeds were split between Justin Hoover (auctioneer) and Pete Ippel (artist). […]