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French Auction House Ignores Pleas To Stop Hopi Mask Sale

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 12.09.2013 | Arts

PARIS (AP) — A French auction house on Monday ignored an urgent request by the U.S. Embassy to delay an auction of dozens of sacred Hopi masks and p...

12 Clever Illustrations Pay Homage To The Architecture Of Classic Films

Posted 12.09.2013 | Arts

Film nerds, meet illustrator and architect Federico Babina. The Barcelona-based artist has been diving into the cinematic archives to reproduce the be...

This Is An Actual Design For A Bridge In China

Posted 12.09.2013 | Arts

Forget boring suspension bridges or arched overpasses, an ambitious group of architects are planning on building one of the world's largest man-made s...

Former Professor Offers $5 Million To Help Protect Detroit's Art

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 12.06.2013 | Arts

DETROIT (AP) — A former Detroit university professor is pledging $5 million, hoping it will spark a wildfire of private financial support to protect...

Marthe Ramm Fortun's Inverted Sky

Kari Adelaide | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Kari Adelaide

Marthe Ramm Fortun discusses her performance, Inverted Sky, a site specific project at Grand Central Terminal, in New York City. Inverted Sky is a Performa Project co-presented with MTA Arts for Transit and UKS.

CSI's Most Awesome Tool, Now Available at a Museum Near You

Lauren Cahn | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Lauren Cahn

So crimes involving art, yes, I understand. And solving crimes involving art? Sounds compelling, although not nearly as compelling as this: the notion of crime-SOLVING involving art.

Here's What Bill Clinton's Attempt At Amateur Artwork Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

First Guccifer introduced us to the wacky world of George W. Bush's paintings. Dogs, cats, shower-centric self-portraits and a pending series devoted ...

In More Exorbitant Auction News, An Edward Hopper Painting Sold For Over $40 Million

AP | Posted 12.05.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Edward Hopper's "East Wind Over Weehawken" has sold for $40.5 million — an auction record for the artist. The 1934 work depicts a...

Lego Mona Lisa Is Way Cooler Than We Expected

Posted 12.05.2013 | Arts

If this is what Legos are capable of, we forever bow down to the miniature toy blocks. Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci Italian artist Marco Sod...

Arts And Culture Adds $500 Billion To Nation's GDP

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.05.2013 | Arts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about $504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the gover...

Just Try To Guess How Much This Normal Rockwell Painting Costs

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 12.05.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A Norman Rockwell painting titled "Saying Grace" sold at an auction on Wednesday for $46 million, a record for the Saturday Evening ...

Vaginal Knitting Is Actually A Thing And People Are Absolutely Terrified (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.06.2015 | Arts

Two words: Vaginal. Knitting. This curious form of performance art comes to us courtesy of feminist artist Casey Jenkins, a self-professed "craftiv...

Hopi Tribe Sues Auction House In Attempt To Stop Sale Of Sacred Masks

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 12.03.2013 | Arts

PARIS (AP) — The Native American Hopi tribe took a Paris auction house to court Tuesday to try to block the upcoming sale of 32 sacred tribal masks,...

Britain's Biggest Contemporary Art Award Goes To...

AP | Posted 12.03.2013 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — French filmmaker and installation artist Laure Prouvost on Monday won this year's Turner Prize, the prestigious British award for cont...

Behold, All Of Frida Kahlo's Paintings... Copied By Anonymous Chinese Artists

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

"This is the only exhibition worldwide where Frida Kahlo’s paintings can be seen in one place. Some paintings, especially from Kahlo’s early years...

20 Things You Didn't Know About Charles Schulz

Posted 11.27.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of American cartoonist Charles Monroe Schulz, that beloved "Peanuts" creator who would turn 91 years old if he were still alive ...

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...

Art Owned By TS Eliot's Wife Fetches $11.3 Million At Auction

AP | Posted 11.21.2013 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — A trove of artwork collected by poet T.S. Eliot's widow has sold for more than 7 million pounds ($11.3 million) at auction. Valerie E...

Bolshoi Ballet Drama Wages On As Ousted Director Testifies In Acid Attack Trial

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW (AP) — There were simmering tensions between Bolshoi ballet chief Sergei Filin and dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko, who is suspected of mastermindi...

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...

80-Year-Old Hermit Doesn't Want To Lose Nazi-Looted Artworks

AP | Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts

BERLIN (AP) — The president of the World Jewish Congress is criticizing as "irresponsible" demands by German prosecutors to quickly return many artw...

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...