POBA | Where the Arts Live

POBA is a program of the James Kirk Bernard Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to honor the artistic interests of Jamie Bernard, a young writer and artist (1987- 2010).  POBA empowers heirs, estates, publishers, and representatives to preserve a deceased artist’s creative legacy and make it accessible for new audiences to discover and experience their work.

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POBA confirms it’s a Basquiat!

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Oct. 18, 2017

PKPR secured an exclusive with ARTnews, the oldest and most widely circulated art magazine in the world, on how POBA helped a New Jersey single mom navigate the complex art world and confirm that she was indeed the owner of an authenticated drawing by Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Permalink | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 10:26 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

POBA on NPR, Time, Rolling Stone, NY Mag

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jul. 28, 2017

When paparazzo Gene Spatz died in 2003, he left behind a trove of more than 50,000 stunning photos of New York City street life, culture and nightlife in the 1970s and 80s. His two sisters wanted to preserve his remarkable legacy and make it available to the public, but had no idea how or where to start. POBA worked with his sisters to preserve his archive and create permanent galleries where his work could be seen by future generations.

PKPR placed stories on POBA’s work for Spatz in Time, Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, Artsy, and Closer Weekly Magazine and secured a fantastic segment on NPR’s Here and Now.

Permalink | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 7:32 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

POBA on PBS NewsHour’s Arts Beat

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jul. 26, 2016

POBA is featured on PBS NewsHour’s Arts Beat in a fantastic segment looking at how it helps give unsung artists the attention they didn’t get in their lifetimes.

Permalink | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 11:28 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

An online “museum” for artists lost to AIDS

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Dec. 03, 2015

Fashion designer Patrick Kelly, artist Martin Wong, and disco legend Sylvester are among the inaugural artists – both famous and unknown – exhibited in a new online gallery dedicated to preserving the creative legacies of artists lost to AIDS. The initiative was launched by POBA today to coincide with World AIDS Day 2015. Recognizing that the works of many artists who died in the early years of the crisis in the 1980s and 1990s were created before digital preservation was possible, the initiative, Art Lives, also enables families and friends to digitally preserve and share the artworks of their loved ones in a permanent gallery.

PKPR secured extensive launch day coverage in a wide range of major outlets including Slate (”The Work of Artists Lost AIDS Lives On”), Vice’s The Creators Project, Quartz, Huffington Post, HyperAllergic, OUT, WWD, The Daily Dot, MR Magazine, DuJour, and Untapped Cities.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 03, 2015 at 10:24 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

POBA founder profiled by NPR Aspen

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Oct. 18, 2015

Listen to this wonderful segment on Aspen Public Radio featuring interviews with family members discussing how POBA helped them preserve the creative legacies of their deceased loved ones.

Permalink | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 11:33 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Major POBA Feature in New York Times (Again)

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jul. 13, 2015

For the second time in less than eight months, PKPR secured a half-page feature story on POBA in The New York Times.

Today’s article in The New York Times tells the remarkable story of how POBA is helping to archive and preserve over 1000 letters written between a New Jersey couple - Sandy and Hy Schulman - during World War II.

Read more about the letters in The Star Ledger and watch the interview with 92-year old Sandy Schulman above.

Permalink | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 11:45 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

POBA in Star Ledger

By Patrick Kowalczyk

May. 12, 2015

Wonderful story in today’s Star Ledger on how POBA - Where The Arts Live is helping to archive and preserve over 1000 letters written between a New Jersey couple during World War II.

Permalink | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 11:42 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Major POBA feature in New York Times

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Sep. 20, 2014

POBA is featured in almost full page article in today’s New York Times in a story by Paul Sullivan on what heirs and estates should do when left with the artwork of a deceased loved one. The article features interviews with POBA founder Sallie Bernard, POBA developer Jennifer Cohen, and the families of several artists featured on POBA including Jaye Smith and Janie Tippet.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 3:12 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

New Republic, HuffPo, ArtNet cover POBA launch

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jul. 23, 2014

Last week, PKPR helped launch POBA | Where the Arts Live, a new not-for-profit initiative of the James Kirk Bernard Foundation that provides support and an online platform for preserving, displaying, and promoting the art of talented deceased artists, both known and unknown.

PKPR secured launch coverage in a wide range of general interest and arts outlets including The New Republic, Huffington Post, ArtNet, HyperAllergic, USA Today, Flavorwire, Brain Pickings, Dazed, Dangerous Minds, and Animal New York

Permalink | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 11:01 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

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