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HuffPost Arts Week 2: It's Alive

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

I ask you, is it not refreshing to go to the Huffington Post, skip along the tabs and and go from seeing celebrities, politicians, oil spills, stock photography, the Kardashians and Sarah Palin to Art?

Welcome to the New Huffington Post Arts Page

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

The Arts Section will cover the full range of arts and culture -- from painting to music to theater. By engaging artists, critics and arts writers with all the other Huffington Post conversations -- politics, media, style and more -- I hope to ignite even more sparks among readers.

Kimberly Brooks' The Stylist Project Debuts In Los Angeles

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Imagine if you went to a museum, and all the people in the paintings were alive and interactive. That's exactly what happened Monday and it was fascinating.

Plan ForYourArt, February 25-March 3

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Each Week, ForYourArt highlights select cultural offerings throughout the week ahead to help you Plan ForYourArt, from post-feminist Mary Kelly to artist Mark Grotjahn.

Kimberly Brooks Paints Stylists: 'I Use Paint, They Use Prada'

wwd.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Stylists like Rachel Zoe, Arianne Phillips and Nancy Steiner are used to earning top dollar to make celebrities look camera-ready. But recently they h...

Fear And Faith: The Art Of Rebecca Campbell

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 04.26.2012 | Home
Kimberly Brooks

There is a passage in Victor Hugo's Les Miserables that makes me think of Rebecca Campbell's installations and paintings -- both are at once familiar and menacing.

Marilyn Minter Splashes Los Angeles (PHOTOS)

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 04.26.2012 | Home
Kimberly Brooks

Luscious. Naughty. Saturated. Decadent. Such is the moment we are immersed in when we stand in front of the art of Marilyn Minte

The Man Who Attended His Own Funeral

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

There was my father on a huge screen next to the platform in the center of the synagogue. He said, "I always wanted to attend my own funeral. Well...I'm here!"

A Vigil for My Father, Leonard Shlain

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

I asked him the other day while I was helping him add quotes to his newest book: "Are you afraid to die?" "No" he said." I'm not afraid to die. I just want to live."

Curb The Swine Flu: Lose The American Handshake

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

With global travel, chronic antibiotic overuse and an ever greater means by which a virus can spread across the globe, why must we touch hands every time we meet or greet someone?

The Art Of The Headshot: Everyone's A Real Estate Agent

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

Whether an activist, writer, blogger, student or artist, everyone has a headshot. Now, let us examine a couple rules, shall we?

Michelle Obama, Master Colorist and Me

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

As I look at the bold strokes of Michelle's color sense, I reflect upon Michelle's journey in fashion as one that might parallel that of my own and other women like her.

Rebecca Bird Paints The Explosion

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 04.26.2012 | Home
Kimberly Brooks

In her current show, "Everything that Ever Existed Still Exists," Bird delicately -- even preciously -- petrifies images of infamous nuclear explosions in paint.

Dancing With Divorced Men: Allison Kaufman

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 04.26.2012 | Home
Kimberly Brooks

In her "Divorced Men Series," Kaufman traveled into divorced men's homes and took portraits with them and danced with them. I find the work humorous, deeply explorative and touching.

America Still Screams: The Art of Liz Markus

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

For most artists I know, it has been impossible to not let the war seep into our thoughts and work. Which is why I was relieved to discover the works of Brooklyn-based artist Liz Markus.

Painting A Gilded Age: Artist Rachel Kaye

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 04.26.2012 | Home
Kimberly Brooks

We are fresh from the loud popping noise of yet another bubble. I recently discovered the works of artist Rachel Kaye in Miami this December, as the crash had started to sink in.

Facebook And The Death of Mystery

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

What struck me as so odd about the request for 25 secret things about me was I instantly envisioned that I could be creating a white paper on my entire spiritual, intellectual and life DNA.

B.A. Szerlip: Books As Sculpture

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

We've come a long way since books were hand copied treasures mostly locked behind the libraries of the monastaries by the clergy before Gutenberg set ...

Vee Speers' Birthday Party -- Bring Balloons!

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Kimberly Brooks

VS: My mother was a singer, and we grew up watching her sing in public, so it seemed obvious that I should include an image of my daughter -- who also sings -- performing.

Miami Basel Reflections

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Kimberly Brooks

In seven short years Miami Basel has become America's most important art fair with a huge international audience and it turns out that the art is not the only worth staring at.

The Election and Art Swimming in my Head

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

As an artist, I have, like the rest of my species, huge antennas and right now I find it simply impossible to make or write or think about art and not think about the election.

Electric Kool-Aid Art Test: Mike Quinn

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

This week is the 40th Anniversary of Tom Wolfe's famous "Electric Kook-Aid Acid Test" and I thought it would be high time we take a small moment to re...

The Artist, The Exhibitionist And Blogger Emily Gould

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

What fascinated me most about the New York Times Emily Gould piece was the x-ray view inside the mind of someone who craves the attention of strangers.

Artist As Second Career: The Wild World Of Kathy Taslitz

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

I am fascinated by artists who find themselves and their art careers later in life. Unlike, say, mathematicians and scientists who allegedly peak before 30, artists tend to mature and get better with age like a fine wine

Artist Porn: 10 Things That Turn Me On

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 12.10.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

Writing a weekly column about artists that turn me on omits a gigantic portion of what turns me on as an artist. The truth is that more artists don't...