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The Last of the Real Mad Men

G.E. Masana | Posted 10.30.2015 | Arts
G.E. Masana

When I was a teen, it was The Dream. "Mad Men" were alive and well and taking the 7:23 into Grand Central every morning. I was in art school at the time in New York City and the idea of working as an illustrator on Madison Avenue only a few blocks away filled my head.

Giant Murals Disappear With The Tides Because Nothing Lasts Forever

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 10.12.2015 | Arts

Every so often, on beaches across Europe, early-rising beachgoers stumble across larger-than-life images embedded into the sand. Sometimes, they'll f...

How to Create the Perfect Gallery Wall

Houzz | Posted 10.12.2015 | HuffPost Home

Whether you want to create a statement in your living room or simply make a staircase or blank wall come alive, a gallery is a fun way to express yourself and showcase favorite items.

A Picture Really Is Worth A Thousand Words: The Illustrations of John Holcroft

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 09.30.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

John Holcroft's work resonated with me immediately. I like art that tries to disturb and disrupt. Holcroft's illustrations would literally reach out...

This Cleveland Company Wants to Preserve Your Skin After Your Death

Andrea Duchon | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Andrea Duchon

I'll admit, when I first heard about Hamm and his mission to take tattoo preservation mainstream, I was a little weirded out. But as I thought more about it, it struck me as something greater. After all, what's more poetic than literally leaving a piece of your body behind for your loved ones to cherish?

People With Down Syndrome Design Unique Tattoos For Loved Ones

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.17.2015 | Good News

Ink Master These tats are beyond awesome. In an episode of tattoo reality show "Ink Master" that aired earlier this month, the contestan...

Kids' Artwork Piling Up Already? DorothyTheOrganizer Is Here to Help

Dorothy Breininger | Posted 09.14.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dorothy Breininger

Photo organization projects are the most thought-about, yet most procrastinated projects many people encounter. How do you tackle this assignment? Here's one strategy.

The Unseen Work of Preparing an Exhibit: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 09.08.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Two exhibits of my work, Oil and Water and Re/Viewing the American Landscape are currently on view at Blue Water Fine Arts in Port Clyde, Maine. I've been spending summers painting in Maine for close to forty years and exhibiting there for over thirty.

Icelandic Artist Seeks Corpse For Very Morbid Dance Performance

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.10.2015 | Arts

"Looking for dead bodies in the name of the art," began the recent Facebook post of Icelandic artist Snorri Ásmundsson. "I need a corpse ...

A Visit to the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum

Sara Panagiotopoulou | Posted 06.11.2015 | Arts
Sara Panagiotopoulou

Ioanna Lalaounis, the Museum's Director and one of the daughters of the world renowned jeweler and museum namesake, Ilias Lalaounis, opened the museum's doors in December of 1994.

Striking Image Flips The Narrative Around Black Women And Police Brutality On Its Head

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.09.2015 | Black Voices

When 29-year-old artist Markus Prime watched footage of a McKinney, Texas police officer aggressively manhandling a 15-year-old black girl, he was ove...

Lilly Workneh

This Striking Image Shows A Different Side Of America's Racist History | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.19.2015 | Black Voices

When photographer Tyler Shields captured the provocative photo of a naked black man hanging a white Klansman from a tree branch, he considered his wor...

A Buddhist Theory of Language

KidSpirit | Posted 05.04.2015 | Religion

I knelt on the silken scarf laid across the hardwood floor, my head bent in silent prayer to the spirits of my ancestors. I heard muffled sounds of chanting monks through the old music player at the side of the decaying red shrine.

The Business of Movies: The Investment

Clara Macri | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Clara Macri

There are hundreds of questions you'll want to ask before investing in a film project. And they should all be answered. But here are some of the most important.

Why I believe in the People of Ferguson

Carol Swartout Klein | Posted 05.16.2015 | Impact
Carol Swartout Klein

For now, Ferguson has become the symbol and brand of the challenges we face in a multi-racial society. Perhaps this once sleepy little town has been waiting for this moment all along. Perhaps the country needs to reach deep into the heartland to get its heart right again.

For Artists, Divorce Means Splitting Up the (Art) Assets

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.03.2015 | Arts
Daniel Grant

For the artist, but just as much for the spouse -- particularly if there are ongoing financial interests between the two or children who will need to be supported -- the goal must be to maintain the art career with as little interruption as possible.

What Is the Authenticity of a Work of Art in the Era of 3D?

Jean-Jacques Neuer | Posted 03.14.2015 | Arts
Jean-Jacques Neuer

What would be the meaning of an "original work" tomorrow if the copy is identical to the original and if being provided with an off-the-shelf technical device is sufficient to reproduce the original? Why would the original be more expensive than the copy? How is it possible to insure effectively against fakes?

Eerie Interiors

ZOOM interiors | Posted 12.29.2014 | HuffPost Home
ZOOM interiors

Halloween is one of the cheesiest traditions. That's right, cheesy. It is supposed to be scary, yet somehow it turns into a cheesefest, stinky enough to make Switzerland proud.

Despite Tax Drawbacks, Artists Find Reasons to Donate Their Work

Daniel Grant | Posted 12.27.2014 | Arts
Daniel Grant

As opposed to art collectors who are entitled to deduct on their tax returns the full market value of any object they might donate, the Internal Revenue Service only permits artists to deduct the cost of the materials used in creating their own artwork that they contribute.

Cats + Tattoos = 'Cattoo' Purrrrfection

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.24.2014 | Good News

Those tattoos bearing your significant other's name aren't fooling us. It's time to put in ink your feelings for the one you really love most -- your ...

How A Fallen Mountain Climber's Legacy Will Live On Through His Artwork

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living

On July 27, 2013, the world lost one of it's most renowned mountaineers, New Zealander Marty Schmidt, as well as his 25-year-old son Denali, in an ava...

Our First Year: Opening a Gallery

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

This month marks the first anniversary of the Barbara Prey Gallery on Main Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Opening a gallery was not something I had honestly planned.

Emily Jeffords Talks Home Renovation

Domino | Posted 09.20.2014 | HuffPost Home

Jeffords is remodeling her home with her husband and two daughters. Here, she talks with domino about painting in the studio with the kids and her exciting home reno plans.

These Amazing Before-And-After Drawings Show The Real Value Of Practice

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts

"For the first couple years you make stuff," public radio host Ira Glass stated once, "it's just not that good. It's trying to be, but it's not." ...

How To Buy Grown-Up Art Without Going Broke (Or Setting Foot In A Gallery)

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 05.19.2014 | HuffPost Home

Like many decisions in life, buying art is easier when you're young. After all, no one is seriously going to judge you for that "Keep Calm And Carry O...