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Entries by Kathleen Massara from 02/2012

West Village Tattoo Shop Moon Sheen Maintains Counter-Culture Tradition

Posted 02.01.2012 | Arts

How do you maintain your artistic practice in this economy? Moon Sheen, a tattoo shop in New York's West Village neighborhood, opened four months ago ...

Hungary Protest Against Rightist Theater Director

Posted 02.01.2012 | Arts

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Around 300 people gathered outside Budapest's New Theater on Wednesday to protest its new director, an actor with links to f...

United In Anger, An ACT UP Documentary Comes To MoMA

Posted 02.01.2012 | Arts

United In Anger, a new film by producers Jim Hubbard and Sarah Schulman, is the first feature-length documentary to present the history of the AIDS Co...

Artist Mike Kelley Found Dead In Los Angeles Home

Posted 02.01.2012 | Arts

LOS ANGELES -- Mike Kelley, the daring and influential contemporary installation artist who counted the band Sonic Youth and artist Paul McCarthy amon...

HuffPost Arts' Design Thursday

Posted 02.02.2012 | Arts

From hilariously snarky typographic-obsessed posters to 5-year-olds who know more about major logos than we do, this week's edition of HuffPost Arts' ...

'Mona Lisa' Copy Done Hand In Hand With Da Vinci (VIDEO)

Posted 02.02.2012 | Arts

MADRID -- A "Mona Lisa" copy owned by Spain's Prado Museum was almost certainly painted by one of Leonardo da Vinci's apprentices alongside the master...

Max Estenger On Mike Kelley's Suicide

Posted 02.02.2012 | Arts

Mike Kelley died of an apparent suicide in his bathtub a few days ago in Southern California. He was perhaps the most influential artist to emerge in ...

Playwrights And Theaters Join Japan Benefit Push

Posted 02.02.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — Celebrated playwrights including Stephen Sondheim, Tony Kushner and Edward Albee have joined a fundraiser to mark the anniversary of ...

Missed Connections Book By Sophie Blackall (VIDEO)

Posted 02.06.2012 | Arts

"I've been here twelve years and feel like I've barely scratched the surface," says Sophie Blackall, a New York-based illustrator who has recently ach...

Moshe Safdie's Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas

Posted 02.06.2012 | Arts

For those familiar with the remote and quiet beauty of the Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas, the sudden appearance of the Crystal Bridges Museum of Americ...

NYC's Times Square Gets Huge Heart For Valentine's

Posted 02.07.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK -- There's a giant red heart in the middle of New York City's Times Square that can measure love's pulse. Touch the heart and it starts to b...

3 Art Works From Liz Taylor Collection Snag $21.8M

Posted 02.07.2012 | Arts

LONDON — Three top works from the late Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor's art collection have sold at a London auction for nearly 14 million poun...

Author Tells Tale Of Famed Bloch-Bauer Portrait

Posted 02.08.2012 | Arts

-- "The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, `Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer'" (Knopf), by Anne-Marie O'Connor: In 1907...

Censored Chinese Artist's Photos Coming To NYC

Posted 02.08.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Liu Xia is a forbidden artist whose work is censored in her native China. The photographer, who is under house arrest, uses life-like doll...

Trista Moldovan And Hugh Panaro In Broadway's Phantom Of The Opera (VIDEO)

Posted 02.08.2012 | Arts

For the past 25 years, Andrew Lloyd Weber's epic musical, "The Phantom of the Opera," has ruled Broadway and beyond. Actors Trista Moldovan and Hugh P...

Takashi Murakami's "Ego" Exhibition At Al Riwaq Exhibition Hall In Doha, Qatar

Posted 02.08.2012 | Arts

Who would have thought otaku culture would make it to the Middle East? Takashi Murakami's latest exhibition, aptly titled "Ego," opens today in Do...

Affordable Art Prints For Valentine's Day From 20x200

Posted 02.09.2012 | Arts

We all know that Valentine's Day is looming, and if you're in need of a gift for that special someone next Tuesday, you might want to check out the sl...

Sondheim's 'Merrily We Roll Along' Gets Wistful

Posted 02.09.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Shall we start with the distant past? Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along" was one of the composing giant's few flops. And when it o...

William Utermohlen's Self-Portraits Of His Decline From Alzheimer's Disease

Posted 02.09.2012 | Arts

For over twelve years, William Utermohlen's mind slowly unraveled. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1995, and "from that moment on, he beg...

LA Co. Challenges Kodak Move To Dump Theater Deal

Posted 02.10.2012 | Arts

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The owner of Hollywood's Kodak Theatre is challenging bankrupt Eastman Kodak Co.'s effort to end its sponsorship agreement and...

Guy Laliberte, Cirque Du Soleil Founder, Photographs Earth From Space

Posted 02.10.2012 | Arts

Guy Laliberte began as a humble juggler in Quebec and worked his way up the circus circuit, eventually founding the now infamous Cirque du Soleil in 1...

Stephanie Blythe Redeems Mediocre Met 'Aida'

Posted 02.10.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — In 1872, a dissatisfied opera-goer who had attended a performance of Verdi's "Aida" in Parma, Italy, wrote to the composer asking for...

Huge Art Work Honoring Havel On Display In Prague

Posted 02.10.2012 | Arts

PRAGUE -- Two artists have used wax from the thousands of candles that Czechs lit to mourn the death of President Vaclav Havel to create a large heart...

Russian Street Artist Pavel 183 Is Compared To Britain's Banksy (VIDEO)

Posted 02.10.2012 | Arts

"Aggressive. Defiant. Surprising... and invariably witty," says the BBC commentator in the video above about Pavel 183, the mysterious Russian artist ...

New Music On The Way From Late Waylon Jennings

Posted 02.13.2012 | Arts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The family of Waylon Jennings will soon release songs the country music icon recorded shortly before his death 10 years ago. ...