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Patti Smith and Marianne Faithfull Take in "The Beat Generation" at Centre Pompidou: Hipsters on the Continent

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.03.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

What is beat? From down and out through saintly beatitudes, beat is an attitude. As a literary movement, the Beat Generation is an American phenomenon...

An Avant-garde Artist for Avant-garde Minds: A Major Retrospective of Francis Picabia at the Kunsthaus Zurich

MutualArt | Posted 07.01.2016 | Arts
MutualArt

Francis Picabia, The Spanish Night, 1922. Enamel paint and oil on canvas, frame with buttons, 106 x 87 x 8,5 cm, with frame. Museum Ludwig, Köln Samm...

Amanda Cooper and the Exquisite Porch

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 03.01.2016 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

Kevin Connolly Gillespie, born in Johannesburg, South Africa When I was around five or six my older brother and I met 'the man downstairs.' He was a ...

Abby Hertz's Cannibal Lust Heats Up the Dada Centennial

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.01.2016 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

An exact century after the Cabaret Voltaire opened its doors in February 1916, one group performance descendant from Dada and Surrealist sensibilities this Valentine's Day was a performance art extravaganza called LUST, produced by the young New York artist-entertainer, designer and entrepreneur, Abby Hertz.

CultureZohn: 'Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict'

Patricia Zohn | Posted 11.04.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

Peggy Guggenheim stands in stark contrast to the collectors of today, many of whom buy for portfolios and not passion and whose private museums and art galleries are not places of discovery but enshrinement. There were no six degrees of separation from the artists to Peggy who just as often slept beside them as hung them on her walls. 'I began to see Peggy... as the last of Henry James's transatlantic heroines, Daisy Miller with rather more balls.' wrote Gore Vidal.

André Breton celebrated at Cahors Museum

Olivia Snaije | Posted 12.16.2014 | Arts
Olivia Snaije

As the world become increasingly surrealistic, it is fitting that a major exhibition on André Breton, the father of surrealism, is being held in the Cahors Museum, in southwestern France until the end of December.

The Surrealism of Memorial Day: A Veterans Show

Nan Levinson | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Nan Levinson

There's much more -- drawings, paintings, sculptures, collages in visions carnivalesque, nightmarish and gorgeous. It's the art of war's residue, offered up to those of us fortunate enough to know war only secondhand.

That Obscure (Surrealist) Object of Desire

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts
Bernard-Henri Lévy

From a reading of this fascinating book, which provides an indispensable counterpoint to two exhibitions on the same theme at the Pompidou Center in Paris and the Lyon Museum of Fine Arts, one leaves with the renewed certainty that the surrealist revolution was one of mind rather than of art.

Happy Birthday Salvador Dali!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of everyone's favorite mustachioed surrealist painter, Salvador Dali. The eccentric Spaniard, who was a lover of all things gild...

A History Of Photobooth

Posted 03.19.2012 | Arts

Going into a photo booth undoubtably is a strange sensation. No matter how many times one has done it before, there is always frantic rush to pose tha...

Surrender To Dreams: 'The Surrealist Revolution In Art'

Posted 09.17.2011 | Arts

(Via MutualArt.) “I would like to sleep, in order to surrender myself to the dreamers, the way I surrender myself to those who read me with eyes ...

The Ten Best Love Poems Ever Written In Honor Of Valentine's Day 2011

James Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Scarborough

Mindful of Paul Valery's painfully true contention that "Love is being stupid together," how about ten poems and ten paintings that celebrate the art of being stupid together? Come on, just this once.

Franketienne: Haiti's First Nobel Laureate - Hopefully

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Luce

As a cultural area studies graduate, seldom do I feel over my head culturally. Standing in the home of possibly the next Nobel Prize recipient for Li...