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Artist Who Left 1,200 Sculptures In An Abandoned Alley Will Forever Remain A Mystery

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.21.2016 | Arts

A man named Robert Leitch was roaming the streets of South Philadelphia in the late 1970s when something metallic caught his eye. Upon closer investi...

One Artist's Old Blotting Tissues Become Accidental Masterpieces

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.24.2015 | Arts

Above are two blotting tissues. Specifically, they're Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton's blotting tissues. She used the white, pillowy papers to ...

The Versinator: The Perfect Gift for National Poetry Month

Stephen Kuusisto | Posted 06.07.2015 | Books
Stephen Kuusisto

A friend has given me a homely gift. Because he's a poet he likes to tinker, sometimes with words, but he also fools with cast off things. My gift is "The Versinator" -- a glass instrument, formerly a piece of lab equipment.

A Retired Elementary School Teacher Turned Her Home Into A Folksy Fine Art Mecca

Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.18.2015 | Arts
Priscilla Frank

For many years, Ramona Otto was an elementary school teacher. Full disclosure: She was my elementary school teacher. She'd often ask her students to bring in certain items for projects she was working on. Rulers, pencils and pins were often on her "treasure list."

Rediscovering The Watts Towers of Simon Rodia

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

My recent return to the Towers was 30-plus years after my first visit. I was thrilled to see that it remains a dominant presence in this Watts neighborhood. It's now secured by a tall metal white fence, and open for a small admission fee with limited hours, to the public.

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...

German Government Knew About Massive Art Trove Nearly Two Years Ago

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 11.16.2013 | Arts

BERLIN (AP) — The German government knew for 19 months that a huge trove of art, possibly including works stolen by the Nazis, had been found in Bav...

Too Many People Want To Feast Their Eyes On Nazi-Looted Art

AP | KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts

BERLIN (AP) — A website featuring artworks from among a massive trove discovered in a Munich apartment crashed Tuesday because of heavy traffic, off...

Painting Found In Cupboard Revealed To Be $400K Masterpiece

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian LONDON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - A small painting bought at an auction and kept in a cupboard for years, has been ...

$15 Flea Market Purchase Is Actually A Rare Piece Of Art

Posted 08.15.2013 | Arts

A rare piece of jewelry plucked from a flea market in 2005 is finally heading to the bidding block, with a price tag that's sure to make any thrifter ...

LOOK: Found Andy Warhol Sketch Could Fetch $2 Million On Ebay

Posted 08.06.2013 | Arts

One lucky shopper stumbled upon the art find of a lifetime when he purchased a bundle of unidentified sketches at a rummage sale in Las Vegas. At the ...

Woman Unknowingly Uses James Turrell Piece As Storage Space

Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts

James Turrell seems to be everywhere this summer. His light-centric works are illuminating the Guggenheim, LACMA and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston -- a...

FOUND: Pricey Comic Book Inside Wall Of Man's House

Posted 05.23.2013 | Arts

Remodeler David Gonzalez found quite the unique treasure in a fixer-upper home he purchased in Elbow Lake, Minnestota. While examining the insulat...

Family Inherits Unknown Painting Worth $250K

Posted 04.29.2013 | Arts

A recent UK art auction serves as yet another friendly reminder to get artworks appraised. Today's found masterpiece, "Landscape with Rainbow" had gon...

Meatless Monday: Our Hen House's Jasmin Singer and the Art of Defiance

Ellen Kanner | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

What would make you change the way you think, the way you eat? For many, the answer is Carol Adams' 1990 eco-feminist work, "The Sexual Politics of Me...

Is This The Missing Half Of Art History's Naughtiest Painting?

Posted 02.08.2013 | Arts

The award for art history's naughtiest work must go to Gustav Courbet's "The Origin Of The World," the 19th century close-up of a woman's nether regio...

This Guy Found A Diego Rivera Painting Worth $1M In An Office

Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts

Normally we consider the artwork adorning office walls a step above dentist waiting room art. But the painting titled "El Albanil," which hung behind ...

A Mysterious Art Project Unfolds In Edinburgh

Posted 08.02.2012 | Arts

An unknown artist has been expressing her gratitude to the cultural centers of Edinburgh with a little culture of her own. Mysterious book sculptures,...

She Makes Amazing Art From Salvaged Wood And Vintage Objects

Bonnie McCarthy | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Bonnie McCarthy

Tucked away in a studio minutes from the world-class surf of Huntington Beach, California, artist Heather Roth of the Salvage Design Company is hard at work smashing china plates with a hammer.

Mallika Rao

America's Sweethearts: Why Mugshots Are The New Found Art | Mallika Rao | Posted 06.15.2012 | Home

Some people collect stamps. Mark Michaelson, a graphic designer in Manhattan, prefers mugshots. Not just any old mug will do -- Michaelson’s 10,000-...

Cherry Blossoms And Safety Cones

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.28.2012 | Arts

How much attention have you given to safety cones? Aside from swerving to avoid them, or fleeing the scene if you did... have you ever thought about a...

Artist Creates Animal Collages From Found Photos of Lightning

Posted 04.27.2012 | Arts

We've all sat and watched shapes appear in the clouds, but have you ever seen them appear in lightning? Cassandra C. Jones, "Dog Dog Dog," (2012)...

German Street Artists Makes Cardboard Cities

Posted 04.24.2012 | Arts

Most often artwork made with a cardboard box is referred to as a diorama and is made by a third grader, but sometimes the humble material can yield in...

John Chamberlain's Guggenheim Retrospective

Posted 02.24.2012 | Arts

"Choices" is the title of sculptor John Chamberlain's latest retrospective at the Guggenheim, which opens today. He specified the intensely gestural s...

Envelopes With Attitude: Let's Get Crafty

Posted 01.17.2012 | Arts

To start off the new year with a curatorial bang, Known Gallery has enlisted the help of artist Sage Vaughn to bring a refreshing flavor to Known's wh...