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The History Of 'Comfort Women': A WWII Tragedy We Can't Forget

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.25.2013 | Arts

The phrase "comfort women" is a controversial term that refers to approximately 200,000 women who were recruited as prostitutes by the Imperial Japane...

The Connor Brothers Come Out of the Cult and Into the Art Scene

Susan Michals | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Susan Michals

Los Angeles presents the first solo exhibition of the Connor Brothers, entitled "True Love Stories" where the twins continue their exploration into interpersonal relationships in the digital age.

You Know You're The Mayor Of New York City When Street Artists Do This

Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts

Well, this is one way to welcome Bill de Blasio to the New York City mayoral office. The slightly terrifying street art homage to the newly ele...

Artworks Disappear Overnight As 5 Pointz Graffiti Haven Is Painted White

Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts

Despite the efforts of many to save Long Island City's 5 Pointz from demolition, the renowned graffiti haven has finally met its end. The massive ware...

10 Images That Remind Us How Powerful Photography Can Be

Posted 11.21.2013 | Arts

It's that time of year again, folks, when National Geographic collects over 20,000 photos from professional and amateur photographers in an effort to ...

Stop Everything And Watch This Rap Battle Between Pablo Picasso and Bob Ross

Posted 11.18.2013 | Arts

If you sit through any video on the internet today, let it be this Bob Ross and Pablo Picasso rap battle. You will not regret watching the two minu...

So, Is This The New Rain Room?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.18.2013 | Arts

Things we loved about MoMA's Rain Room, the art installation that swept New York City earlier this year: the way the ethereal space mimicked the natur...

Ballooning Art Prices Become 'Competitions Over Whose Penis Is Larger'

Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts

A massive three-part painting by Francis Bacon sold for $142 million this week, prompting a deluge of art market speculation. Is the art market headin...

15 Documentaries To Watch Out For This Year

Posted 11.18.2013 | Arts

It's that time of year again, when documentarians flock to New York City with film reels in tow to wow audiences with some of the industry's best non-...

If The Future Of Art Is Robotics, At Least It Will Be Adorable

Posted 11.14.2013 | Arts

Meet Robo Faber, the teeny tiny robot artist that is creating random drawings for your human viewing pleasure. He may look like a roomba vacuum or tho...

Peter Greenaway Reinterprets 'The Dance of Death' (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

Peter Greenaway's Dance of Death is a reinterpretation of the original Totentanz, the famous 15th Century mural in Basel, that reminded people that whether rich or poor, and no matter one's station in life, everyone has to die.

15 Wise Quotes Every Artist Should Take To Heart

Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts

Jerry Saltz, the silver-tongued art lover, resident New York Mag critic and one-time dance partner of Jay-Z, has a way with words. Somehow, in the spa...

David Shaw at Feature Inc.

Elizabeth Insogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Insogna

This conversation with David Shaw is about and coincides with his solo exhibition at Feature Inc., up through November 16th, 2013.

David Lynch's New Song 'Cad The John Boy' Is Officially Terrifying

Posted 11.12.2013 | Arts

Have you been craving some nightmarishly beautiful music from "Twin Peaks" demigod, David Lynch? Well, months after the release of his summer album, "...

Artist Transforms Saudi Arabian Censor Techniques Into Stunning Artworks

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.12.2013 | Arts

Saudi Arabia's history of censoring unwanted imagery has been well documented, inspiring more than a few Middle Eastern artists to tackle the politici...

The Met Goes Gangnam Style, Order Is Restored In The World

Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts

K-Pop sensation Psy visited New York's biggest art haven this weekend, and instead of horse-dancing around centuries-old masterpieces or overtly gestu...

Pedro Reyes Is Solving The World's Problems, One Art Performance At A Time

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.12.2013 | Arts

Mexican artist Pedro Reyes has a thing or two to say about global diplomacy and the state of human affairs across the world. In "The People's Unit...

Watch Artist Michael David Set His Painting on Fire (VIDEO)

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 11.07.2013 | Arts
Kristi York Wooten

New York artist Michael David pioneered his edgy encaustic painting technique in the 1970s when he was an enfant terrible of the downtown art scene and bass player with seminal punk rockers. Three decades later, he's still creating powerful paintings that explore spiritual metaphors.

The 15 Best Moustaches In History

Posted 11.08.2013 | Arts

In case you haven't noticed the abundance of upper-lip hair this month, we're here to tell you that we're in the thick of No Shave November, or the eq...

The Month Performance Art Took Over New York City

Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts

Mock United Nations meetings, plays enacted in sweaty bath houses, live performances based on the melting of glaciers. It's not difficult to notice th...

265 Glowing Balloons Have Never Looked So Mesmerizing

Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts

What do 265 white balloons affixed with LED lights programmed to twinkle in sequence with audio tracks look like? This. Titled "Cyclique" the m...

Resurrecting El Cid

Olek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Olek

People still ask me why I "cover" things in public with yarn magic. I, emulating the street-art legends before me, hope to do more than merely cover surfaces.

George W. Bush Is Planning A New Painting Series And We Can't Wait

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

Former U.S. president and current watercolor enthusiast George W. Bush is back at the easel. "Finally!" shouted no one everyone who's been obsessed wi...

An Artist, a Curator and a Rabbi Walk Into a Bar...

Susan Michals | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Susan Michals

An Artist, a Curator and a Rabbi Walk Into a Bar is an amalgamation of not only Dennis' wit, but but of his superior, hyper-realist eye. 'I think all of the paintings in this exhibition are Marc's strongest to date.'

15 Amazing 3D Street Artworks That Remind Us How Transformative Public Art Can Be

Posted 11.04.2013 | Arts

There's something about a three-dimensional image painted on the wall of an abandoned building that just reminds us how transformative public art can ...