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Everything You Need To Know About Human Anatomy In One Art Exhibit

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.03.2013 | Arts

You might be familiar with "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp," the iconic painting by Rembrandt van Rijn, in which a clan of gentlemen with poo...

Don't Watch This Before Bedtime

Posted 08.18.2013 | Arts

Well, this is terrifying. Italian video artist Donato Sansone creates nightmarish video portraits, in which ghoulish faces deteriorate into constantly...

10 Of The Weirdest Things To Ever Head To Auction

Posted 08.13.2013 | Arts

Christie's auction house is best known for its fine art sales -- bidding soirees that frequently involve Pablo Picasso paintings or Andy Warhol screen...

Just Try To Look Away

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.29.2013 | Arts

If Francis Bacon and Francesca Woodman had ever teamed up, we imagine the result would strongly resemble Rik Garrett's "Symbiosis" series. In ...

Bacon Steals The Sale | CAROL VOGEL | Posted 06.27.2013 | Arts

LONDON — Two paintings by Francis Bacon — one of the artist’s favorite female model and another of a man peering at the viewer from behind a pai...


Posted 03.17.2013 | Arts

Happy St. Patrick's Day dear readers! We hope you are wearing green, drinking appropriately colored beer and finding four-leaf-clovers aplenty as ...

The Next Francis Bacon?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.28.2013 | Arts

If you thought Francis Bacon had a monopoly on grotesque and fragmented painted forms, think again. A new group exhibition at Marlborough Chelsea feat...

Surpassing All Expectations: London Auctions Coverage Continued

MutualArt | Posted 04.23.2013 | Arts

London auction sales continued this week with the contemporary auctions at the major auction houses.

Portrait of Lucian Freud

David Galenson | Posted 02.05.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

In 2003, the critic Martin Gayford began sitting for a portrait by Lucian Freud. In 2010, Gayford published his journal of the sittings as a book. Among his reflections, we get glimpses of Freud's attitudes and methods that create a portrait of a great experimental artist at work.

Keeping Your Manets and Masaccios Straight

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 01.21.2013 | Arts
Nick Kolakowski

There is little shame in viewing an unfamiliar work of art and saying, "I have no idea who painted that," rather than make an uneducated guess.

The Pope Is Back

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.11.2012 | Arts

A version of Francis Bacon's screaming pontiff is heading to Sotheby's New York this fall. The untitled "Pope" painting, created circa 1954 by the Bri...

How Munch is Too Munch? The 10 Most Expensive Lots From the Recent Spring Auctions

ARTINFO | Posted 09.08.2012 | Arts

It has been a tumultuous spring in the auction world, with sales of truly spectacular artwork punctuating much mediocrity. As many have pointed out, t...

Laura Lancaster Raises The Dead

Posted 03.21.2012 | Arts

Laura Lancaster brings dead or forgotten images back to life, reanimating them with paint. Yet the UK-based artist is not concerned merely with precis...

David Lynch Is Back!

Posted 03.02.2012 | Arts

David Lynch is the master of creating those uncomfortable moments in which the banal gives way to the absurd; through film, music and visual arts Lync...

Strange Neighbors

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

Maya Bloch is an Israeli painter who creates haunting, melting portraits that recall a nightmare family reunion. Rendered from photographs, Bloch eras...

POLL: Is This The UK's Most Influential Artist Ever?

Posted 11.28.2011 | Arts

A recent poll conducted by 'The Other Art Fair' asked thousands of artists of all ages who they thought was the most influential artist in the UK. The...

Controversy Over Shakespeare Turns No Holds Bard

Fortean Times | David Moye | Posted 12.26.2011 | Weird News

The new film "Anonymous" tackles an old controversy over whether William Shakespeare actually authored the works credited to him. Most historians ...

Architect of Illusions: Charles Matton's Enclosures

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

A retrospective of handmade miniature interiors by the Parisian artistCharles Matton is on exhibit in London's All Visual Arts gallery. Matton, who died in 2008 of lung cancer, built 'Boxes,' that recreated artist studios and mise-en-scènes, emotive still-frames of inhabited interiors, empty hotel hallways, lonesome ateliers and imaginary boîtes. Poking one's head inside one of Matton's enclosures is being Gulliver trespassing into another reality and expecting the room's lilliputian occupants to return any moment.

Q&A With Nicole Krauss, Author of Great House and The History of Love

Elana Estrin | Posted 11.15.2011 | Books
Elana Estrin

While studying art history in graduate school, novelist Nicole Krauss spent hours in the library researching Rembrandt, only to find that she preferred imagining the details of his life instead.

PHOTOS: Sweet And Sinister Painting And Sculpture At Obsolete Gallery

Posted 11.12.2011 | Arts

'Power in Each Step,' a new show at Obsolete Gallery in Venice, probes the depths of birth and death. Marianne Kolb paints isolated portraits of a...

Top 10 Portrait Picks From The London Auctions

Bruce Helander | Posted 08.26.2011 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Next week, London hosts contemporary auctions organized by Christie's, Sotheby's and Phillips de Pury. While there are gems on the docket like Warhol'...

ELAC's VPAM: A Game Changer for L.A. Art Scene

Max Benavidez | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles
Max Benavidez

East Los Angeles College's new Vincent Price Art Museum is a mark of destiny. Due to VPAM's opening, there is a sleek space in East L.A. that can show the art that has its aesthetic roots and on the Eastside.

PHOTOS: This Means Warhol: The Week In Art Auctions

Posted 07.13.2011 | Arts

It's been a week of triumph and disappointment at the auction houses, with Jeff Koons and Abstract Expressionists snubbed in favor of more, more, alwa...

Soutine/ Bacon

Alexander Adler | Posted 07.11.2011 | Arts
Alexander Adler

Soutine and Bacon's subject matter relates quite clearly from an aesthetic perspective, but only now has this thoughtful analogy been examined in a gallery context.

Why Can We Develop Athletes And Not Writers?

Slate Magazine | Bill James | Posted 06.01.2011 | Books

The population of Topeka, Kan., today is roughly the same as the population of London in the time of Shakespeare, and the population of Kansas now is ...