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Entries by Priscilla Frank from 11/2012

Sistine Chapel Fresco Was Revealed To The Public 500 Years Ago Today, In 1512 (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.01.2012 | Arts

Five hundred years ago today every single fresco was put to shame when the painted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was first revealed to the public. The...

Pop Music's Love Affair With Contemporary Art

Posted 11.01.2012 | Arts
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For too long there has been a large divide (whether real or imagined) between visual art and music. After all, what we've come to call art most likely...

Space Artifact Auction Includes Apollo 14 Mixtape, Neil Armstrong's ‘One Small Step' Note (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.01.2012 | Arts

An upcoming auction of vintage space artifacts will include an original Apollo 14 mixtape. Yes, the actual jams grooved to by astronauts in outer spac...

'Downton Abbey' Star Dan Stevens Goes Uptown In Broadway's 'The Heiress'

Posted 11.01.2012 | Arts
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Dan Stevens is learning to act American. When offered a cup of tea, the British star kindly requests coffee. He jokes about how his waiter at dinner l...

Damien Hirst Spot Prints From Manifold Edition Are Actually Affordable (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.01.2012 | Arts

Were you one Gagosian Gallery short of winning the spot challenge and receiving your very own Damien Hirst spot painting? Well, now you can order prin...

Haiku Reviews: Freud, Rigoletto And 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 11.02.2012 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a monthly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the traditi...

Cayce Zavaglia's Photorealistic Embroidery Puts Grandma To Shame (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.02.2012 | Arts

We've seen our fair share of photorealistic excellence, whether gifted to us via pen, pencil or paintbrush. But never before have we seen such lifelik...

In Storm's Wake, Art World Offers Benefit Prints To Raise Sandy Relief Funds

Posted 11.02.2012 | Arts
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In addition to the many ways of donating funds to the Red Cross and other relief organizations in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, benefit editions are al...

Rupa & The April Fishes 'Build' Premiere: A Dreamy Election Season Voyage (EXCLUSIVE) (VIDEO)

Posted 11.02.2012 | Arts

Wedged between last week's harrowing natural disaster and this week's presidential election, the release of "build," the music video for the same-name...

Shelley Miller's Sugary Street Art Gives Us A Sweet Tooth (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.03.2012 | Arts

Graffiti art is no piece of cake, but in Shelley Miller's case, it is the frosting. The Montreal artist, who we spotted on Beautiful Decay, gives stre...

The Week In Arts & Culture: Hurricane Sandy, Election Angst And A Crafty Halloween (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.03.2012 | Arts

This week the art world faced devastating blows as Hurricane Sandy threatened art galleries, museums and non-profits around the East Coast. Even amids...

Jasper Johns: 'Seeing with the Mind's Eye' At SFMOMA Depicts Sixty Years Of Invention And Transformation (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.03.2012 | Arts

When most people hear the name Jasper Johns, a similar image comes to mind. An American flag, flattened on canvas, the greatest symbol of our country ...

Arcade Fire's Win Butler Endorses Barack Obama For President

Posted 11.03.2012 | Arts

Every four years celebrities, both relevant and not-so relevant, pop out of the woodwork to endorse their presidential candidate of choice. This year'...

Lisa Anne Auerbach's Politically Charged Knitted Sweaters Rock Our World (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.06.2012 | Arts

We're beyond sick of the political bumper sticker, the political pin and the political Halloween costume. This election day it's all about the politic...

Review: Guilt Meets Gluttony In Weird 'The Whale'

Posted 11.06.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — There are some seriously messed-up issues with food in Samuel D. Hunter's smart new play, "The Whale." Hunter examines the way one m...

With Rules Murky, Fake Artworks Stay On The Market

Posted 11.06.2012 | Arts
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As soon as Richard Grant, executive director of the Diebenkorn Foundation, glimpsed the three drawings in an Upper East Side apartment several years a...

Poster Collection Seized By Nazis To Be Sold

Posted 11.06.2012 | Arts

BERLIN -- An American Jewish man whose father's extensive collection of unique posters was seized by the Nazis and only returned after years of legal ...

Broadway Takes A Big Hit From Superstorm Sandy

Posted 11.06.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — Superstorm Sandy, which darkened Broadway for four days, predictably ravaged the box offices around Times Square, with shows losing m...

Idylic, Satiric, And Cynical Portrayals Of Voting In The U.S. From Art History

Posted 11.06.2012 | Arts
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As Americans head to the polls today to determine the outcome of the U.S. presidential election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, they are encount...

Sokari Douglas Camp's 'Dressed To The Nines' Brightens Up Stux Gallery (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.06.2012 | Arts

Sokari Douglas Camp's sculptures feed off contradiction. They have the instinctual feel of a tactile, hand-made craft and yet also the mechanical effe...

Camille Paglia's 'Glittering Images': Controversial Writer Speaks On Warhol, Arts Funding And Star Wars (INTERVIEW)

Posted 11.07.2012 | Arts

Camille Paglia was, is and continues to be a contentious figure. She's a feminist who is critical of feminists, a lesbian who openly doesn't like lesb...

Should Science Majors Pay Less For College Than Art Majors?

Posted 11.07.2012 | Arts
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Philosophy lovers, prepare to be outraged.  Down in Florida, a task force commissioned by Governor Rick Scott is putting the finishing touches on ...

'A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance,' Tate Modern Examines Painting At Its Most Playful (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.07.2012 | Arts

There was a time when one could separate painting and performance into two distinct artistic fields, painting with a permanent result and performance ...

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Photographs That Inspired His Iconic American Paintings (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.07.2012 | Arts

Norman Rockwell's paintings often trigger nostalgia for simple, small town American life. But who were the people behind these iconic works of art? Th...

Bjork's 'Mutual Core' Music Video Premieres On MOCAtv; Here's A Deliciously Bizarre Preview (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.07.2012 | Arts

We're counting down the days to Bjork's new music video for "Mutual Core," the fractious anthem from her science-savvy album, Biophilia. MOCA commissi...