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300-Year-Old Stradivarius Violin Stolen From Milwaukee Symphony

AP | Posted 01.29.2014 | Arts

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 300-year-old "priceless" Stradivarius violin was stolen from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster during an armed rob...

Kid Crawls On Million-Dollar Artwork, Internet Lets Out Collective WTF?

Posted 02.04.2014 | Arts

This is why we can't have nice things. Holy crap. Horrible kids, horrible parents. @tate pic.twitter.com/6h1nuY6CfQ— Stephanie Theodore (@Theodor...

Man Behind Fake Jasper Johns 'Flag' Pleads Guilty To Fraud

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 01.28.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York foundry owner once popular with artists pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he tried to sell phony knockoffs of ...

Somewhere Out There, Artists Are Competing For Best Planted Aquamarine Design

Posted 02.04.2014 | Arts

Welcome to the world of aquascaping, an intricate "outsider" craft that involves arranging rocks, stones, wood and -- yes -- aquatic plants in wild, u...

Two Versions Of Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' Reunite

AP | Posted 01.24.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — Two versions of Vincent Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" are going on display side-by-side in London. One is owned by Britain's National Galle...

Yes, 'The Fart Battle' Is Actually A Significant Piece Of Art History (NSFW)

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

Warning: This post involves some serious nudity in, erm, compromising positions. Today we bring you a wonderful slice of art history that's been ma...

George Zimmerman Takes Jab At Prosecutor In New Painting

David Lohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

Banking on the success of his first painting, George Zimmerman has upped the ante. He is now offering a new work of art for sale that pokes fun at Ang...

Jasper Johns To Testify In New York Art Forgery Case

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Artist Jasper Johns will testify against a foundry owner charged with trying to sell a fake bronze sculpture of his iconic 1960 pain...

25 Of The World's Best New Buildings

ArchDaily | Posted 03.26.2014 | Arts

It's that time of year again, folks. When our pals at Arch Daily sift through the world's best building designs in an effort to pinpoint the year's mo...

Art Stage Singapore and Singapore Art Week 2014 (VIDEOS)

VernissageTV | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

When Art Stage Singapore launched four years ago, there were almost no events other than the art fair. Today, the situation is totally different. The ...

David LaChapelle's Art and Awareness Through LAND SCAPE

Maria Gabriela Brito | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Maria Gabriela Brito

As both a person and an artist, David isn't afraid to explore deep topics while at the same time reflect them in beautifully accomplished photographs drenched in balmy hues and vigorous compositions.

Portrait Of Francis Bacon's Lover Could Fetch $50 Million

AP | Posted 03.17.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — A portrait by Francis Bacon of his lover and muse is going up for auction, with an estimated price of 30 million pounds ($49.3 million...

16 Women Architects You Should Know

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts

By Vanessa Quirk (Read original article here) Library of Birmingham / Mecanoo. Image © Christian Richters Architects’ Journal has just r...

How One Artist Bids Farewell To The Encyclopedia

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

What happens when an artist comes to face-to-face with an old, 24-volume Encyclopedia Britannica set? In the case of Montreal-based Guy Laramée, the ...

The 12 Weirdest And Rarest Items On The Auction Block Last Year

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

We've already toasted to some of the year's most expensive artworks that hit the bidding block in 2013. The collection of 20 paintings, prints and scu...

10 Famous Artworks That Celebrate Father Time

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

Most of the world is mere hours away from the dawn of a new year, welcoming 2014 with a slew of fireworks, champagne toasts, resolutions and awkward r...

Happy Birthday Henri Matisse!

Posted 12.31.2013 | Arts

In honor of Henri Matisse's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. Today is the bir...

$20 Million Lawsuit Against Alexander Calder Dealer Dismissed

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has dismissed a $20 million fraud lawsuit brought by heirs of sculptor Alexander Calder against his art dealer's estate. Th...

The World Of Soviet Sport In 20th Century Russian Art

Posted 12.30.2013 | Arts

Images of sparring boxers, relentless cross country skiers and triumphant Olympic parades -- these are but some of the artistic symbols that were used...

Lil Waynedeer Is The Holiday Mashup We Never Knew We Needed

Posted 12.24.2013 | Arts

Want to know how street artist Hanksy is celebrating the holidays? Not surprisingly, he's ringing in Christmas with a few puns, because why deck the h...

George Zimmerman's Painting Fetches More Than $100,000

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

The original George Zimmerman painting posted to eBay last week has officially sold... for a whopping $100,099.99. Zimmerman, the ex-neighborhood ...

85 Works By Your Favorite Surrealist Are Up For Bid

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — A trove of 85 works by Spanish surrealist master Joan Miro acquired by the Portuguese government from a failing bank is up for auction...

Man Wins A Picasso Painting For Just $138

AP | Posted 12.20.2013 | Arts

WEXFORD, Pa. (AP) — A man looking for art for his new home has won a $1 million Picasso painting with a $138 raffle ticket. Jeffrey Gonano told the...

Detroit-Owned Van Gogh Portrait Valued At $150 Million

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 12.20.2013 | Arts

DETROIT (AP) — The fair market values of some of the most popular pieces in the Detroit Institute of Arts — including Bruegel the Elder's "The Wed...

15 Of The Best Snow Scenes In Art

Posted 12.20.2013 | Arts

Tomorrow marks the official start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, otherwise known as the Winter Solstice, or the most wonderful time of the year...