Louise Blouin Media Hires Blogger Tyler Green, Partners With Foursquare

Art and luxury magazine publisher Louise Blouin Media today announced it had appointed Tyler Green as blogger for ARTINFO and columnist for Modern Painters.

Green, whose work has appeared in Fortune, the New York Observer, the Los Angeles Times and elsewhere, will be transplanting his Modern Art Notes blog to ARTINFO. He starts on May 17.

ARTINFO also said it has joined forces with location-based, mayor-anointing gaming platform Foursquare. “ARTINFO will help its constituents experience an insider’s view of the art and culture scene by providing coveted underground tips and hints,” the company said.

Press release after the jump.

New York, NY — May 11, 2010 — Louise Blouin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Louise Blouin Media is pleased to continue the company’s social media expansion with a new partnership with Foursquare and the appointment of Tyler Green, Blogger for ARTINFO (artinfo.com) and Columnist for Modern Painters.

ARTINFO has teamed up with social location pioneer, Foursquare, to serve as a digital curator for the social online community. ARTINFO will help its constituents experience an insider’s view of the art and culture scene by providing coveted underground tips and hints. Followers can explore ARTINFO’s favorite art galleries, museums, restaurants, art neighborhoods and cultural spots, as well as provide suggestions of their own “Spearheading the social media platform within the arts community is a welcomed challenge as we aim to engage cultural dialogue beyond all borders, even those that are digital” comments Ms. Blouin. “Foursquare embodies one of the leading social media innovations that will undoubtedly be engaged by our wide-reaching global audience.”

In addition to aligning with the premier geolocation service, ARTINFO expands its online portfolio by adding celebrated art blogger, Tyler Green, to its growing staff of international editors and contributors. Mr. Green will bring his heralded blog, Modern Art Notes, exclusively to ARTINFO. MAN features art criticism, analyses of art and art institutions and breaking news stories. “Bringing Modern Art Notes to ARTINFO provides me with an internationally visible and trusted journalistic platform. I am excited to join Louise Blouin Media,” adds the journalist, “except for having to come up with a quote for this press release. That stuff makes me nervous.” Green will start blogging at ARTINFO on Monday, May 17, 2010.

Modern Art Notes, formerly of ArtsJournal, was established in 2001. Mr. Green has also been published by Bloomberg News, Fortune, New York Observer, the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and to The Wall Street Journal’s arts op-ed column, “In the Fray.” His commentary has also aired on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.”

This dual announcement follows the company’s entrance into the Chinese marketplace with the launch of ARTINFO China (cn.artinfo.com) and the debut of the China Yahoo! CULTURE+STYLE channel, both of which were announced on April 27, 2010 in Beijing. ARTINFO China is the premier online destination for local and global news covering the visual and performing arts, style, design, architecture, luxury and the art market from a Chinese perspective. The new CULTURE+STYLE channel features art, culture, fashion, celebrity and luxury content for China Yahoo!’s readers.