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Entries by Kathleen Massara from 06/2012

'Shitty Watercolour' Paints Reddit Users Photos With Ease (IMAGES)

Posted 06.04.2012 | Arts

The young British gent known as "Shitty Watercolour" has an intensely loyal following on Reddit, though he often duels with a moderator known as karma...

Gerhard Richter Opens Largest Exhibit In Paris

Posted 06.04.2012 | Arts

PARIS -- Gerhard Richter, one of the world's top-selling living artists, launched his largest exhibit to date in Paris on Monday – a show spanni...

Artist's Suit Revived Against Saudi Royal Family

Posted 06.05.2012 | Arts

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a lawsuit by an artist who says he is owed nearly $12.6 million for 29 sculptures he designed...

Richard Phillips Teams Up With Lindsay Lohan, Taylor Steele, Thomas Bangalter In 'First Point' (VIDEO, INTERVIEW)

Posted 06.07.2012 | Arts

By this point, Richard Phillips has painted a ridiculous amount of celebrities, from Warholian versions of Deepak Chopra to a radiating portrait of Mi...

Artists Community Grows In Mark Twain's Hometown

Posted 06.08.2012 | Arts

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Nancy Lee Kaufman was prominent in the arts scene in chic Santa Fe, N.M., and later made her woven art along the ocean near San Diego...

Artist Ai Weiwei: China Crushes Dissenting Voices

Posted 06.11.2012 | Arts

BEIJING -- Artist Ai Weiwei has again criticized China's leaders as lacking vision and refusing to permit dissenting voices, saying the government's m...

Police Recover Stolen Picasso Lithograph

Posted 06.11.2012 | Arts

NOVATO, Calif. -- Police have found a Pablo Picasso lithograph that was taken from the northern California mansion of imprisoned former Ukranian Prime...

James Franco And Laurel Nakadate Discuss Brad Renfro's Legacy At The New Museum (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.11.2012 | Arts

This past weekend, James Franco showed his short film, titled, "Brad Renfro Forever" to a packed audience in the basement of the New Museum. The event...

Dispute Over Thomas Kinkade's Will Heads To Court

Posted 06.13.2012 | Arts

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Thomas Kinkade's widow and girlfriend took their dispute over the late painter's estate to court on Tuesday as handwritten notes a...

Cliff Roth Makes Digital Speed Paintings Using Google+ Hangouts (VIDEOS, INTERVIEW)

Posted 06.13.2012 | Arts

Since the launch of Google+, Cliff Roth has been painting people online, from regular guys to Guy Kawasaki, the beloved former Macintosh cult leader a...

Film Explores Marina Abramovic's Longest Work, "The Artist Is Present" (PHOTOS, INTERVIEW)

Posted 06.13.2012 | Arts

It is around noon and Marina Abramovic is incredibly hungry. There is a large chocolate chip cookie in front of her but she doesn’t touch it. Instea...

Experts Discuss Recovering Art Looted By Nazis

Posted 06.14.2012 | Arts

BERLIN — Call them the looted treasure detectives. Experts from museums, auction houses, government agencies and other institutions are meeting...

Spanish Cave Paintings Shown As Oldest In World

Posted 06.14.2012 | Arts

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) -- New tests show that crude Spanish cave paintings of a red sphere and handprints are the oldest in the world, so ancie...

Aelita Andre's Childlike 'Secret Universe' Is On View At Agora Gallery (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.15.2012 | Arts

Aelita Andre's first exhibition was at only 22 months old. It was a group show, so the pressure was lessened, we imagine. From her incredibly glossy w...

Archaeologist Finds Oldest Rock Art In Australia

Posted 06.18.2012 | Arts

CANBERRA, Australia — An archaeologist says he found the oldest piece of rock art in Australia and one of the oldest in the world: an Aboriginal...

Garbage Guanabara Bay From Brazilian Artist Vik Muniz

Posted 06.18.2012 | Arts

RIO DE JANEIRO -- From the ground, Vik Muniz's new studio looks like a landfill, scattered with discarded bottles, tin cans and trash of all sorts. R...

Topless Thai Painter On Talent Show Stirs Debate (NSFW)

Posted 06.19.2012 | Arts

BANGKOK -- An episode of "Thailand's Got Talent" has stirred a morality debate after a contestant painted a canvas using her bare breasts, drawing a r...

Museum: Fast Action May Help Save Picasso Painting

Posted 06.20.2012 | Arts

HOUSTON -- Within minutes of a vandal spray painting a Pablo Picasso painting, Houston museum officials had rushed the valuable artwork into their ons...

Brian Kenny's 'The Hole Truth' Debuts At Envoy Enterprises (IMAGES)

Posted 06.20.2012 | Arts

Brian Kenny is an artist who has recently tackled an American icon most often associated with Jasper Johns, though both artists use the flag as a way ...

Ohio Museum To Return Ancient Water Jug To Italy

Posted 06.20.2012 | Arts

TOLEDO, Ohio -- The Toledo Museum of Art says it will return an ancient water jug to Italy that investigators believe was probably illegally dug up fr...

Paola Prestini's Multimedia Opera 'Oceanic Verses' Debuts (VIDEO)

Posted 06.21.2012 | Arts

A multimedia opera set in Southern Italy is due to premier at the Kennedy Center this month, written and composed by Paola Prestini. Titled "Oceanic V...

Sharon Hayes Performance 'There's So Much I Want To Say To You' At The Whitney Museum Of American Art (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.23.2012 | Arts

Sharon Hayes's new body of work, entitled, "There's so much I want to say to you," recently opened at the Whitney Museum of Art. This is her largest m...

What Are the Most Beautiful Movies Ever Made?

Posted 06.26.2012 | Arts

We try not to ask much of you, dear readers, but if you've never taken our movie-going advice before, do this much: see Beasts of the Southern Wild, t...

Santa Fe Hosts World's Largest Folk Art Market (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.26.2012 | Arts

SANTA FE, N.M. — The stories are as diverse as the artists themselves: Afghan women who have lifted themselves out of poverty through a cooperat...

Feast Of Arts, Galaxy Of Stars For Olympic Games

Posted 06.28.2012 | Arts

LONDON -- There will be amazing performances and memorable scenes all over Britain this summer. And only some of them will involve medals. Many of th...