Whatever the intent, art hotels add an extra layer to tourism and travel, engaging guests by making them feel a part of the art process, and creating a memorable experience rather than just somewhere to sleep.
Less than a calendar year has passed since Peterson bought his first six-dollar art set but with determination and much dedication, Peterson has mastered the spectrum by mimicking famed artists such as Warhol and Da Vinci.
It's been 26 years since Andy Warhol died, but the Pop Art innovator's imprimatur still moves product like none other. Here are a few Christie's favorites from recent years, accompanied by quotes from the master illustrator himself.
Roseanne Barr called her "the greatest drag queen on earth." The New York Times warned that "small children may be frightened" of her ribald live performances. Both were probably right. Naturally, she was a perfect fit to answer one of our questionnaires
In conjunction with an upcoming gay pride-themed sale of Warhol's drawing and photographs at Christie's, we interviewed Aaron Hicklin, the editor-in-chief of Out. He talked antiques, Ru Paul and why we're all really drag artists deep down.
Musto first made a name for himself in the 80s, when the downtown New York scene was at its peak of flamboyance and grit. It was also a battleground for gay rights, and Musto, an openly gay man, was a fierce voice for equality.
Recently, critically-acclaimed alt rock band They Might Be Giants graced Iowa City's Englert Theater with their clever lyrics, energetic melodies and bizarre showmanship as part of a tour to promote their new album Nanobots.
Few, if any, domains, and certainly none in the arts, have a single, fixed set of rules and practices, that are accepted and followed by all practitioners. Instead, many if not most disciplines simultaneously have several different sets of rules.
In Sessums's view, celebrity occupies a paradoxical position in the magazine world. On the one hand, the public's insatiable appetite for stories about the rich and famous is the engine motoring newsstand sales and revving up online traffic.
Keith Haring packed a great deal into his very short life. When he died of AIDS in 1990 at the age of 31, the artist left behind thousands of completed works -- drawings, paintings, murals, prints and sculpture. And Haring's output expanded beyond the realm of fine art and into popular culture.