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CultureZohn: Grete Stern's Emancipated, Subversive, Alluring Photographs at MoMA

Patricia Zohn | Posted 07.10.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

Stern's surrealist imagery with a subversive feminist twist showed her intellectual reach and native cleverness and made for inventive and audacious photography which far exceeded the raw material.

Midcentury in Paris: A Visual Map of Modern Artists

Hannah McWilliams | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
Hannah McWilliams

Much like the 1970s punk rock scene belonged to New York and Los Angeles was the birthplace of 1950s film noir, no locale is more synonymous with Modernism than Paris. Aspiring and established artists alike flocked from around the world to access the creative energy.

12 Artists Who Do BDSM Better Than 50 Shades of Grey (NSFW)

artnet | artnet News | Posted 02.23.2015 | Arts

This post originally appeared on artnet News. Whether you've read the book, seen the movie, or are just trying to ignore it all, it's impossible to...

Matisse's Cut-Outs at MoMA and on Film/ Picasso and the Camera at the Gagosian

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.20.2015 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

No surprise: the Museum of Modern Art has extended its exhibition of Matisse's cut outs as a result of popular demand. The same happened when the show featuring the master's late in life career debuted in London's Tate.

Jina Chung Sets Up Her Content With Humor

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 02.14.2015 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

Jina Chung can best be described as an artist who champions a sort of Post Pop- Conceptual-Dada blend of thinking where one can decipher their connection to ambient everyday things to create self awareness.

CultureZohn: Picasso Threeway, Part I, Picasso and the Camera

Patricia Zohn | Posted 01.21.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

Picasso is the standard by which all other artists are measured: first, of course, for pure talent, but not far behind for showmanship, the love affairs, the extended and often fractious family, the tortured women he left behind, the control he exerted and now, for the photographs of his life and work.

The Joys of Being Gay Then and Today

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 11.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

Two books of photographs reflect a new vision of gay life, one looking forward, the other back. Both boggle the mind with what they reveal about the changing comédie humaine of gender and same-sex love.

That Obscure (Surrealist) Object of Desire

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts
Bernard-Henri Lévy

From a reading of this fascinating book, which provides an indispensable counterpoint to two exhibitions on the same theme at the Pompidou Center in Paris and the Lyon Museum of Fine Arts, one leaves with the renewed certainty that the surrealist revolution was one of mind rather than of art.

Quality Material Attracts Bidders for Record Breaking Auctions

MutualArt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

The November auctions have proven that the art market is strong, and that the money is out there to invest in important, and expensive, pictures.

From Jazz Age Model to WWII Fashion Photographer, Lee Miller Sought Out Style and Adventure on Both Sides of The Lens

Bob Richter | Posted 11.06.2013 | Style
Bob Richter

After finishing the new book on the life and work of trailblazing model and photographer Lee Miller, I feel confident in saying the only thing ordinary about this woman was her last name.

Man Ray Wasn't Only A Photographer

Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts

Most of us know Man Ray as a surrealist photographer, the inventive eye who transformed an odalisque into a human violin and a teardrop into a glowing...

6 Brilliantly Bizarre Dada Visionaries You Should Know

Posted 10.10.2013 | Arts

If you've ever looked at a sandbox and thought that's art, if you've ever been moved to tears by a kitchen appliance, or if you've ever imagined a tel...

Happy Birthday Man Ray!

Posted 08.27.2013 | Arts

In honor of Man Ray's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the late artist's life and work. Today is the birt...

Hans Richter: The Future Is Now (at LACMA)

Tom Teicholz | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

The exhibition "Hans Richter: Encounters" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is a curator's dream: retrospective of a somewhat obscure, multiplatform artist, who is equally adept (and revolutionary) in painting and film.

WATCH: This Surrealist Film Is Amazing

Posted 06.24.2013 | Arts

Once upon a time in 1947 a quintet of uber-famous artists got together to make a film. The result was "Dreams That Money Can Buy," the trippy tale of ...

Émigré Photographers Of The 20th Century

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.28.2013 | Arts

"Black and white are the colors of photography," Robert Frank once famously said. "To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which ...

Man Ray Portraits

David Galenson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

Growing up in Brooklyn as the son of a Russian immigrant factory worker, Emmanuel Radnitzky stole tubes of paint from a local art supply store, but ha...

Extremely Rare Man Ray Prints Go On View | Posted 03.06.2013 | Arts
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LONDON.- An extremely rare collection of Man Ray contact prints from a private collection is on display at ATLAS Gallery, including some of the artist...

LOOK: Modernist Master Gets His Due

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.28.2013 | Arts

We owe a great deal of our understanding of life during wartime to Bill Brandt, a founding father of modernist photography and one of the keenest visu...

Happy Birthday, Man Ray!

Posted 08.27.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of avant-garde photographer and painter who came into this world as Emmanuel Radnitzky, and left as Man Ray. The renowned Surrea...

Man Ray's Surreal Love (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.17.2012 | Arts

In 1929 Lee Miller approached Man Ray, an artist 17 years her senior, asking him to be her mentor. The elder artist reluctantly agreed, and they began...

Eugène Atget and Old Paris

David Galenson | Posted 08.07.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

2012-06-07-pullquote.jpg Eugène Atget saw the city from close up: he did not photograph panoramic views or landscapes. No detail escaped his eye.

Ryan McGinley's Animal Instincts

Posted 05.07.2012 | Arts

Remember when unabashed nudity in photography used to shock us? In Ryan McGinley's latest photography exhibition entitled, "Animals," nude species sha...

Ghost Pictures

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

Francesca Woodman turns familiar domestic spaces into places haunted by feminine spirits. It is hard not to include Woodman's own tragic tale in the i...

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...