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This Is What A $50 Million Artwork Looks Like Today

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.24.2015 | Arts

If you've been pondering what $50 million could snag you in the contemporary art world today, Sotheby's has an answer, and it looks like this: ...

Art Digest: Art News That's Actually Digestible (v2)

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

It's been a busy last few weeks. You might have been caught up in the Hillary Clinton email brouhaha, binge watching House of Cards or preparing for March Madness. While you're bracket might already be busted -- don't worry, mine is too -- you can make up for it by busting out some art knowledge to your friends. We can help with that.

Art Digest: Art News That's Actually Digestible

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 03.06.2015 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

If you're the kind of person who would drop into a pop-up shop or local gallery because something catches your eye, keep reading.

Coke-Snorting Oscar Statue Kicked Off Hollywood Blvd.

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 02.19.2015 | Los Angeles
John Wellington Ennis

A giant Oscars statuette snorting lines of cocaine was booted from Hollywood Blvd. today, in close proximity to the Dolby Theatre, site of Sunday's Academy Awards.

Making a Mountain Out of a Molehill

Michael Kaiser | Posted 02.17.2015 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

It is not necessarily true that there is more going on than there was 20 years ago, but there certainly is far more information directed at all of us, constantly, and without pause. All of this makes it harder for arts institutions to gain recognition for the work they do.

Paul Gauguin at Fondation Beyeler (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 02.08.2015 | Arts
VernissageTV

The exhibition Paul Gauguin at Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (Basel, Switzerland) is one of the highlights of the art year 2015. The show brings together about fifty masterpieces by Paul Gauguin from leading international museums and private collections such as the Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

The Work of Artists Is Not Play

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.28.2015 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

When the public reads stories in the media about visual artists, it is all too often about art stars that are selling their works for six-figure sums or an item detailing glamorous parties on the art fair circuit.

This Is Art Stage Singapore 2015

VernissageTV | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
VernissageTV

For the fifth time, Art Stage Singapore takes place at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore. The art fair is known for its special focus on Southeast Asian art scenes.

Passage & Hours

j.frede | Posted 03.18.2015 | Arts
j.frede

j.frede : Passage - (4pm - 5pm) Man has long been aware of the passing of what we refer to as Time. The celestial bodies traveling above us in regul...

Wit and Wisdom From Art Historian Janetta Rebold Benton

Ellen Dobbyn-Blackmore | Posted 03.14.2015 | Arts
Ellen Dobbyn-Blackmore

From the back of the room you can see her eyes sparkle with mischief as she lets you in on little known gossip about an artist or playfully points out imperfections or naughty content in the works being examined.

10 Famous Artworks That Celebrate Father Time

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.04.2015 | Arts

Most of the world is mere hours away from the dawn of a new year, welcoming 2015 with a slew of fireworks, champagne toasts, resolutions and awkward r...

19 Of The Best Snow Scenes In Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.21.2014 | Arts

Today marks the official start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, otherwise known as the Winter Solstice. Or, if you prefer, the most wonderful tim...

Post Portraiture

j.frede | Posted 02.09.2015 | Arts
j.frede

When something is removed sometimes there can be trace evidence of its presence. The outline on a bare wall where a painting hung for decades, the impression left in a rug where a chair has sat for weeks, a blurred circle on a tabletop where a glass stood for moments. For this instance that which is left behind are thumbtacks upon the surface of telephone poles on any given street.

This Year's Pantone Color Of The Year Is Marsala

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 12.04.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Let's hear it for Marsala, the wine-influenced, red-kissed color of 2015, as chosen by Pantone. "Hardy, robust, satisfying, fulfill...

This Is What Happens When A Street Artist Takes Over An Old Military Bunker

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.02.2014 | Arts

Blu is the pseudonymous name of a popular Italian street artist who's been working around the globe since 1999. He began in Bologna, Italy and has sin...

20 Things You Didn't Know About Charles Schulz

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts

Today is the birthday of American cartoonist Charles Monroe Schulz, that beloved "Peanuts" creator who would turn 92 years old if he were still alive ...

Georgia O'Keeffe Becomes Priciest Female Artist At Auction

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.20.2014 | Arts

Georgia O'Keeffe, one of the godmothers of modernist painting, has just made history at Sotheby's auction. A work by the late American artist smashed ...

Saving Simon Rodia's Watts Towers in L.A. (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 01.16.2015 | Arts
VernissageTV

In spite of being one of the most unique works of art, the Watts Towers by Simon Rodia are on The Cultural Landscape Foundation's Landslide list of th...

A New York Artist Turned Her 170-Year-Old Farmhouse Into A Rainbow Playground

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts

If you happen to be walking through the woods in High Falls, New York and stumble upon a sizable, candy-colored house, don't fret. You are not halluci...

Meet A Whole New Generation Of Street Art Emerging In Athens, Greece

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.15.2014 | Arts

“Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing," Banksy famously proclaimed. "And even if you don't come up with a picture to...

Egon Schiele: Portraits at Neue Galerie

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Just as Sigmund Freud upended and challenged the way society viewed the psyche and sexuality in fin-de-siècle Vienna -- Schiele reached the same results with emotionally charged works that reflected his inner turmoil, desires, and fantasies.

Two Mark Rothko Paintings Sell For A Heaping Sum Of $76 Million

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 11.11.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Mark Rothko paintings owned by Listerine fortune heir Rachel "Bunny" Mellon fetched more than $76 million at a Sotheby's auction...

16 Documentaries To Watch Out For This Year

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.10.2014 | Arts

If you've begun to notice an abundance of socially-conscious filmmakers gathered together in lower Manhattan this week, first of all -- you're wonderf...

What Could Happen To Rome's Colosseum If It's Restored?

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 11.07.2014 | Arts

MILAN (AP) — Don't expect gladiators to make a latter-day comeback. And soccer has already been ruled out. But an archaeologist's proposal to retur...

This Famous Manet Portrait Sold For Whopping $65 Million At Auction

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 11.06.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A celebrated portrait of a Parisian actress by Edouard Manet set a new auction record for the artist during the second day of a majo...