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Art's Best Winter Wonderlands

Posted 12.20.2012 | Arts

Tomorrow marks the official start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, otherwise known as the most wonderful time of the year. 'Tis the season of ros...

Happy Birthday, Jean Genet!

Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of celebrated French writer and political activist, Jean Genet. The author of "Our Lady of the Flowers" and playwright behind "T...

Vintage Color Snapshots Of Russia

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.04.2013 | Arts

It wasn't too long ago that we discovered the saturated beauty of early Russian photography, thanks to a compilation of images by 20th century artist ...

Time Warner Says Goodbye To Only Arts-Related Channel

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.04.2013 | Arts

The battle between jocks and art freaks wages on this week, as Ovation, the only television network devoted entirely to visual and performing arts, an...

Palestine, From An Exile's Point Of View

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.18.2012 | Arts

Hani Zurob is a Palestinian artist in exile, unable to return to his home in Gaza since a trip he made to Paris in 2006. He remains in France today, c...

If You Liked 'Gallery Girls' You'll Love 'Gallerina'

ARTINFO | Posted 02.17.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Between "Gallery Girls" and just plain old "Girls," recent hits of TV, reality and otherwise, have more than capably demonstrated the rich fodder that...

Happy Birthday, Paul Klee!

Posted 12.18.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Swiss-German painter, Paul Klee. The expressionist artist and Bauhaus professor would turn 133 years old if he were still mag...

You've Never Seen Body Painting Like This Before

Posted 12.17.2012 | Arts

Chadwick Gray and Laura Spector are Austin-based photographers with a passion for two things: 19th-century masterpieces and body painting. In a projec...

Artwork Found In Attic Sells For Nearly $1 Million

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.18.2012 | Arts

Everyone dreams of finding that one priceless item hiding in the corners of a dust-ridden attic. One UK teacher recently experienced the joy of rescui...

Best Art Books Of 2012

Posted 12.17.2012 | Arts

The end of 2012 is nigh, so what better way to celebrate the countdown to the new year than with the books that made this year a little more interesti...

Mummenschanz Returns!

Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.13.2013 | Arts
Katherine Brooks

Remember Mummenschanz? The name might throw you, but one look at the Swiss masked theater troupe and I guarantee you'll experience a flutter of fa...

A Decade Of Mark Rothko

Posted 12.14.2012 | Arts

Before he surrendered himself to the radiant rectangle -- the shape that would come to symbolize his best-known works -- Mark Rothko had a figurative,...

An Abandoned Detroit School, Now And Then

Posted 12.13.2012 | Arts

The past few decades haven't treated Detroit well. Media outlets have labeled the once thriving Motor City "a ghost town," referencing the dilapidated...

Incredible Close-Up Images Of Eyes

Posted 12.12.2012 | Arts

The eyes are windows to the soul -- at least, that's what the old adage tells us. One look at the work of photographer Suren Manvelyan, however, and y...

Cat Power Gets Real For Funny Or Die

Posted 12.12.2012 | Arts

Cat Power, the indie singer with a knack for public breakdowns, recently poked fun at her unstable reputation in a video for Funny or Die. Playing the...

Guess Who's Selling Work On eBay?

Posted 12.12.2012 | Arts

We would imagine that an artwork as famous as "Ecce Homo" aka "Beast Jesus", is a hard act to follow. But Cecilia Gimenez, the furry creature's fearle...

Happy Birthday, Edvard Munch!

Posted 12.12.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Norwegian painter and printmaker, Edvard Munch. Known for his ability to capture all of humankind's anxiety in a single a scr...

This Chalk Drawing Sold For HOW MUCH?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.11.2012 | Arts

A drawing by Italian Renaissance painter Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, better known as Raphael, recently sold for an impressive £29.7 million ($47.8 mi...

Ikea Monkey Or Beast Jesus?

Posted 12.10.2012 | Arts

The now famous "Ikea monkey" has been causing a significant media kerfuffle online. Canadian journalist Justin Ling recently took it a step further wh...

Asian Art Goes Down Under

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.11.2012 | Arts

The only exhibition series in the world to focus exclusively on Asia, the Pacific and Australia is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The apt...

Sustainable Housing For Sandy Survivors?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.09.2012 | Arts

Sustainable housing has been on the minds of many East Coast residents in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. A number of the storm's survivors remain displa...

Israeli Artists Get Political At Miami Art Fair

Posted 12.08.2012 | Arts

Amidst the rival millionaires and food-deprived fashionistas cloying for their opportunity to mingle with the art world's mightiest contenders, one gr...

The 20 Biggest Art Auction Sales Of 2012

Posted 12.07.2012 | Arts

The results are in: 2012 has been a banner year for art auction sales, despite the international recession. Three of the major houses -- Christie's, S...

The 'Best Little Festival' Is Back, Y'all!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.11.2012 | Arts

After a two year break, the acclaimed Marfa Film Festival has finally announced its return to the film festival circuit. Set for June of 2013, the...

Guess How Much This Tiny 'Thinker' Cost

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.11.2012 | Arts

He may be small, but he sure grabs a mighty hammer price. This miniature version of Auguste Rodin's infamous "Le Penseur" (The Thinker) sold for a hef...