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Entries by Katherine Brooks from 08/2012

Photographs of Lucian Freud by Cecil Beaton and David Dawson On Sale At Sotheby's Exhibition (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.01.2012 | Arts

A Sotheby's exhibition in London is showing a series of photographs of famed British artist Lucian Freud. Taken by photographers Cecil Beaton and Davi...

Gore Vidal: A Look Back At The Trailer For The Remake Of Caligula (VIDEO)

Posted 08.01.2012 | Arts

Famed author author, playwright and commentator Gore Vidal passed away today at the age of 86. The sharp-tongued author, known for novels such as "Bur...

Writers and Critics Remember Experimental Filmmaker Chris Marker (VIDEO, SLIDESHOW)

Posted 08.01.2012 | Arts

As many of you know by now, Chris Marker, the experimental filmmaker known for the groundbreaking sci-fi film, "La Jetee," passed away on his 91st bir...

Artist Jordan Eagles Displays Blood Art In 'Hemofields' Exhibition At Krause Gallery (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 08.02.2012 | Arts

Jordan Eagles' artwork is certainly not for the faint of heart. The artist uses blood as the primary medium for his work, heating, electrifying, dryin...

Chinese Art Reproduction Website Sells Cezanne And Monet For $20

Posted 08.02.2012 | Arts

Paintings by Paul Cezanne have sold for over a million dollars at auction houses, the last one fetching over $1.8 million at Sotheby's in February of ...

Happy Birthday, Marlene Dumas! (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.03.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of South African artist Marlene Dumas. The painter, who is known for her rough-edged nude figures and distorted depictions of th...

Dieter Roth: The Video-diary Rembrandt

Posted 08.03.2012 | Arts
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Dieter Roth chronicled the stuff of life with a poetic, sarcastic eye. He also filmed his death in meticulous, heartbreaking detail. Jonathan Jones on...

European Arts Cuts: The Death Of A Greek Gallery

Posted 08.03.2012 | Arts
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The Greek economic crisis has inevitably affected the country's commercial art market. Elizabeth Louizou founded Harma Gallery in Athens in 2007. It s...

Mr Brainwash: Banksy's Street-art Protégé And His Latest Brainwave

Posted 08.03.2012 | Arts
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Mr Brainwash first came to the world's attention as the star of Banksy's Oscar-nominated documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop. The film was so extra...

National Gallery Of Australia And Other Major Art Institutions Caught In Illegal Art Trafficking Scandal

Posted 08.03.2012 | Arts

The National Gallery of Australia is one of 18 major art institutions around the world that have found themselves embroiled in an international art sm...

Zacron Dead: Legendary Led Zeppelin III Cover Artist Zacron Dies (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 08.04.2012 | Arts

Zacron, the visual artist known for his iconic album cover for Led Zeppelin's seminal 1970 album "III," has passed away after a battle with bowel canc...

The Week in Art: Expensive Clowns, Blood Art And Violent Maos

Posted 08.05.2012 | Arts

This week we read some beautiful billboard poetry, experienced the minimalist art process of a "blood artist" and discussed religious symbolism in Chi...

Artist Alinka Echeverría Photographs Yearly Mexico City Pilgrimage in 'Road To Tepeyac' (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.06.2012 | Arts

Approximately six million devout individuals embark upon an annual pilgrimage to Tepeyac in Mexico City, the site where Saint Juan Diego is said to ha...

Ultra Violet On Carrying On Warhol's Mission After The Factory

Posted 08.06.2012 | Arts

Sitting pertly on a low-standing couch, Ultra Violet is but one of the many violaceous bursts of color in her Chelsea art studio. As expected, she is ...

City Hires Art Detective After San Francisco Arts Commission Loses Part Of $90 Million Public Art Collection

Posted 08.06.2012 | Arts

San Francisco has recently hired its very own art detective and announced a moratorium on public art donations to the city, all in response to claims ...

Artist Kelly Richardson's 'Marine 9' Depicts Futuristic Mars Landscape On Day NASA's Curiosity Lands (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.06.2012 | Arts

This month marks the successful landing of NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity. With aims of assessing Mars' ability to sustain life forms, the rover has jus...

Patty The Rescue Donkey Creates Collection Of $150 Paintings In Minutes (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.06.2012 | Arts

Picasso once said that it took him four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child. Well, it only took Pic-ass-o, the painting ...

Photographer Candice Milon's Photographic Homage To Cult Films (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.07.2012 | Arts

In Candice Milon's most recent editorial shoot, the artist created a photographic homage to cult films. Originally featured in the French publication ...

Turkish Museum Loses Over 200 Works Of Art

Posted 08.07.2012 | Arts
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Over 200 works of art are presently missing from Ankara's State Art and Sculpture Museum, a report by the Culture and Tourism Ministry has said....

Atsushi Takahashi's Chaotic Oil And Acrylic Portrait Series 'Feel You As Me' (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.07.2012 | Arts

Atsushi Takahashi is a painter of sorts. Oil and acrylic paints are his media of choice, however you won't find him using a brush. Instead he applies ...

Lost Leonardo Da Vinci Painting Worth £100 Million May Have Been Found In A Scottish Farmhouse (PHOTO)

Posted 08.07.2012 | Arts

A lost painting by Leonardo da Vinci may have been found in a Scottish farmhouse, reported The Daily Mail. The work, thought to be a 500-year-old port...

Damien Hirst Designs Two Guitars For 'Strummer Of Love' Festival In Somerset, England (PHOTO)

Posted 08.07.2012 | Arts

Recently, British artist Damien Hirst unveiled two new unexpected pieces of art. He painted and modified a Fender Telecaster electric and an Eastwood ...

Artist Dr. Lisa Levy Performs Free Psychotherapy Session In 'The Thoughts In Your Head' (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.07.2012 | Arts

Dr. Lisa Levy, S.P. (self-proclaimed) is an artist, performer, comedian and faux-psychotherapist who is hosting free therapy sessions in her Brooklyn ...

'Kilim': German Installation Artist Heike Weber Creates Ghostly Oriental Rugs From Silicone (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.08.2012 | Arts

Heike Weber is a German installation artist whose sculptural art reinterprets the complex designs of oriental rugs. Using gossamer silicone instead of...

Artist Christian Faur's Amazing Crayon Portraits Recreate Photographic Moments (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.08.2012 | Arts

When artist Christian Faur was searching for a new medium to explore, he was not afraid to tap into his inner child to find the right one. After dabbl...