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Robert Mapplethorpe Is Alive and Well (Photos)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 03.29.2016 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

35-years later, Robert Sherman stands in front of the portrait Mapplethorpe took of him. Photo by EMS. LACMA Director Michael Govan, Robert Mappleth...

MoMA Speaks out for Freedom to Express

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 02.04.2015 | New York
Nancy Cohen-koan

Sir Harold Evans helmed a panel to discuss the merits of free and uncensored art. The sold-out event was organized by Glenn D. Lowry and Klaus Biesen...

Will Andres Serrano Sue Over Theft of Piss Christ Copyright?

artnet | artnet News | Posted 01.16.2015 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. by Brian Boucher Artist Andres Serrano recently discovered his controversial work Piss Christ...

Exclusive Interview With Andres Serrano, Photographer of 'Piss Christ'

Udoka Okafor | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
Udoka Okafor

Freedom of religion and freedom of expression have something in common: they both have the power to polarize people. Everyone has an opinion on these freedoms and those opinions often clash.

When What You See Is What You Forget

Filip Noterdaeme | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts
Filip Noterdaeme

One might forgive Serrano for his use of neutralizing euphemisms in the titles for all three art projects -- I know firsthand from running my museum that the mere mention of the word "homeless" can shut doors, eyes and minds.

Stunning Portrait Series Casts New York's Homeless Population In A New Light

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.15.2014 | Arts

Most New Yorkers wear the label "resident of NYC" on their sleeve, proudly advertising to the rest of the country that they live in one of the world's...

The 10 Most Unorthodox Artistic Depictions Of Jesus

Posted 12.26.2013 | Arts

If there's one thing the art world loves, it's causing trouble and playing with traditions -- the more serious, the better. Thus it's not a huge surpr...

100 Years in the Underground: Steichen to Sherman to Infinity

Daniel Maidman | Posted 05.20.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

If you're in New York and at all interested in photography, do yourself a favor and check out this show.

Piss Christ Is Officially Open For Viewing

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.11.2012 | Arts

It looks like the standoff between "Piss Christ" artist Andres Serrano and the Catholic League may have come to a temporary and anticlimactic pause la...

Should Obama Denounce This Work Of Art?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 09.25.2012 | Arts

This Thursday marks the debut of Andres Serrano's latest show, "Body and Spirit" at Edward Tyler Nahem gallery in New York. On view will be "Piss Chri...

Avignon 2012: Who Do You Think You Are: Porn Star-Boyscout-Junkie An Island of the Sublime

Frank Browning | Posted 09.18.2012 | Arts
Frank Browning

If you want to escape the auditory bombardment, there is one island of contemplative contemporary art that has just opened in an old manor house at the very heart of Avignon -- and it's the single richest private collection to arrive in France, say the promoters, in more than a century.

HELP DESK: Are You Trying to Wind Me Up?

Bean Gilsdorf | Posted 08.04.2012 | Arts
Bean Gilsdorf

Welcome to HELP DESK, where I answer your queries about making, exhibiting, finding, marketing, buying, selling -- or any other activity related to --...

The Early Mapplethorpe?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.30.2012 | Arts

Today many, if not most, artist-photographers incorporate issues of theater, sexuality and the constructed self into their work. From Cindy Sherman's ...

The Week In Art

Posted 05.06.2012 | Arts

This was a crazy week in the art world this week, excuse us while we catch our breaths! Edvard Munch's "The Scream" broke the record for most expensiv...

Your Guide To Frieze New York

Posted 05.04.2012 | Arts

The 2012 Frieze Art Fair kicks off tomorrow by taking over Randall's Island in New York, so get yourself on the Frieze ferry to see the 180 galleries ...

Best Art About Work

Wyatt Closs | Posted 11.04.2011 | Arts
Wyatt Closs

Art at work? Well, art portraying work or workers' values and struggles has been going on for centuries, but portraying work in dramatic or readily ac...

Molly Barnes Brown Bag Art Talks at New York's Roger Smith Hotel

Susan Eley | Posted 10.24.2011 | New York
Susan Eley

Molly Barnes Brown Bag lunches are to New York today what Gertrude Stein's formidable salons must have been like to Paris in the 1920s.

Richard Prince Covers Jackson Pollock at Guild Hall

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.14.2011 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

To imagine Richard Prince doing drip paintings in honor of Jackson Pollock is too linear a concept for what Prince does in Guild Hall's new exhibition.

Obama, Hipsters & Ruin Porn: Highlights This Week

The Huffington Post | Melinda Brocka | Posted 06.22.2011 | Arts

With big stories on drugs, design and Detroit, it's been an odd and interesting week on HuffPost Arts. We discussed the birth of Obama's 2012 campaign...

Scandalous Art vs. The Public: On 'Piss Christ'

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
G. Roger Denson


BLOG WATCH> Miami Art Fairs: Fear and Sacrilege in South Beach On Daily Serving | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

There is nothing that the art world loves more than four days of not stop money spending and networking. The Miami art fairs are quick to come and go,...

Stephen Colbert To Auction Off Portrait At Phillips De Pury

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Stephen Colbert has worn many hats, but art dealer is the newest. He recently hosted Steve Martin on his show and tried to impress his fifth and mo...

Art, Censorship, and the Scandal of the Cross

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

The recent censorship by the Smithsonian Institution of a controversial video clip by the late gay artist David Wojnarowicz - which contained images o...

Where Art Is Spoken -- Three Midtown Magnets

Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta

"Contraband" is the culmination of photographer Taryn Simon's 5-day documentation of every single item -- from sandwiches to firearms -- seized from international flights at JFK Airport in New York.

Art or Advertising?

Jeremiah Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jeremiah Moss

The people have expressed their opinion of the Shepard Fairey mural on Houston Street in New York by throwing rocks through it. The City is expressing its with violation notices.