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A Masterful New Biography Of Artist Isamu Noguchi

AP | ANN LEVIN | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts

"Listening to Stone: The Art and Life of Isamu Noguchi" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Hayden Herrera Isamu Noguchi was a difficult man who made art...

Examining The Often Overlooked Art Of The Lost Pet Poster

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.27.2015 | Arts

It's not all that often that regular folks -- read: non-artists -- decide to draw, photograph or even collage an impromptu art piece, reaching into th...

Handwritten Letters From Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder And More

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.13.2015 | Arts

"Letter writing is probably the most beautiful manifestation in human relations," John Graham wrote to his wife Elinor in 1958. "In fact, it is its fi...

Warning: These Erotic Outsider Artworks Aren't For Your Basic Valentine (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.10.2015 | Arts

Note: This post contains sex, nudity and lots of it. You've been warned! erotic adj. of or pertaining to passionate love; arousing or designed to ...

This Ode To Psychedelic Sex Proves Your Parents Partied Way Harder Than You (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.13.2015 | Arts

Warning: This post contains all kinds of NSFW images. Read at your own risk. We can only imagine what it would be like to be young and in love -- ...

The Art Of Mistakes

Claire Fordham | Posted 03.29.2015 | Arts
Claire Fordham

It frustrates Rothschild that there's a need to categorize artists and that they often need to have credentials before they are taken seriously.

Loving Portraits: James Klosty's John Cage Was

Liam Smith | Posted 03.18.2015 | Books
Liam Smith

Judging anything that has to do with John Cage is a slippery proposition. Cage didn't care much for notions of objective quality and battled against any idea of masterworks or canon. His music is difficult and not always a pleasure to experience. Cage's focus was on process. It was always more important than the end result.

Finish Off The Year Of The Booty With This 3D Book Of Butts (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.22.2014 | Arts

Note: This article contains images of butts on butts. Consider yourself warned. In years to come, historians will look back on the remnants of the ...

A Brief And Booty-Filled Guide To The History Of Erotic Photography (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.17.2014 | Arts

Note: This article spans the history of erotic photography. Consider yourself warned. Since the dawn of time -- or at least the dawn of the daguerr...

The Best Art Books Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.13.2014 | Arts

We're counting down the last days of December 2014, and -- in typical fashion -- we're reviewing a year's worth of art in the process. In celebration ...

This Glorious 'Bush Book' Will Make You Want To Ditch Your Razor For Good (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.10.2014 | Arts

Note: The following post contains many close-ups of vaginas and, thus, may be unsuitable for work. You've been warned. Marilyn Minter has long int...

Salvador Dali Made An Erotic Cookbook, And It's A Doozy

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.13.2014 | Arts

When he wasn't delivering lectures in a deep sea diving suit, designing fur-lined bathtubs, filling his Rolls-Royce with cauliflower or, you know, cre...

A Brief, Saturated History Of Colors In Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.17.2014 | Arts

Manganese black. Yellow ocher. Vermilion. Ultramarine. These pigments sound delicious. Their names are so sharp and elegant, it's as if the terms emot...

The Glamorous History Of Pin-Up Like You've Never Seen It Before

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.17.2014 | Arts

In "The Art of Pin-up," Dian Hanson describes a pin-up simply as a "provocative but never explicit image of an attractive woman created specifically f...

The Human Fragment - A Book of Street Photography That's Different

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 10.29.2014 | Books
Michael Ernest Sweet

When I set out on the streets of Manhattan with a camera in 2011, I had no idea I would eventually publish a book of street photography. I was simply ...

The Art Book That Will Make You Smile 'Til Your Face Hurts

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.27.2014 | Arts

You know that unbridled giddiness you used to get from blowing out birthday candles, riding a swing or scoring an ice cream cone before dinner? That p...

'Little Book Of Big Ideas' Is Smaller Than A Safety Pin, Wiser Than You

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.16.2014 | Arts

What if one book could capture the essence of life and the very ideas that make it worth living? It's a daunting and -- realistically speaking -- very...

Artist Inserts Cats Into Famous Classical Paintings, And The World Is Right Again

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts

Stop everything you're doing and gaze upon the masterpieces of Susan Herbert, a woman with as fine taste in felines as classical art. The Golden ...

New Art Books on the Art of Afro-Cuba, Vincent Van Gogh and Wayne Thiebaud

John Seed | Posted 06.22.2014 | Arts
John Seed

Each of the three books presented here has been born from genuine passion and curiosity. Rather than reviewing these books -- all of which are on my bedside table in various stages of being read -- I asked their authors to tell me a bit about how and why it needed to be written.

Holy Terror 2.0: Bob Colacello on Andy Warhol, Bob Colacello, and the Re-Issue of a Classic

Christian Josi | Posted 06.22.2014 | Books
Christian Josi

The press release that recently came across my desk for the re-issue of my friend Bob Colacello's iconic, must-read memoir of his time alongside Andy ...

The Book of Lines: Alonzo King Moves from Stage to Page

Larissa Archer | Posted 04.08.2014 | Books
Larissa Archer

The cliché about ballet dancers is that they are "light on their feet," that they "float" and "soar" across the stage. I've always felt the opposite to be more interesting: nobody reveals a more solid connection to the ground.

The Faithful Shopper: All for Love

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.01.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Ah, Valentine's Day, when we show those we love the extent of our affections the old-fashioned way -- with gifts! Fortunately, we have multiple option...

The 30 Best Art Books Of 2013

Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts

The end of 2013 is near, so it's a better time than ever to celebrate the year's best art books. The round-up below is a compilation of 30 worthy publ...

Artist Gives Old Books New Life, Literally

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.11.2013 | Books

What happens to old, discarded books, rotting away at thrift shops and recycling centers? The lucky ones end up in the hands of Sherri Green, who give...

12 Books on the Ins and Outs of Collecting Contemporary Art

MutualArt | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

Whether a beginner or a seasoned pro, there is something of interest on this list that will offer revelation into the inner workings of the art world, helping to keep the acquisition process about excitement, rather than the stress of negotiation.