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How One Naive Amateur Painter Changed the Course of Modern Art Forever

MutualArt | Posted 05.19.2016 | Arts
MutualArt

One night in 1908, at the age of 64, Henri Rousseau, the toll booth operator turned self-taught painter, found himself at the epicenter of the Parisian avant-garde, or at the center of an elaborate joke, or perhaps a little of both.

Guide to Frieze Week, Spring Auctions, and Beyond in New York, 2016

MutualArt | Posted 05.06.2016 | Arts
MutualArt

With art fairs, exhibition openings, and auctions galore, May in New York City is a busy time for the business of art. To help you navigate the week a...

An Art Party Hop Wrap Up!

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 03.10.2016 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

The Los Angeles art scene is booming! As an arts writer, each weekend I attempt to see as many exhibitions as possible.

Amanda Cooper and the Exquisite Porch

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 03.01.2016 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

Kevin Connolly Gillespie, born in Johannesburg, South Africa When I was around five or six my older brother and I met 'the man downstairs.' He was a ...

Peggy Guggenheim Documentary Paints a Picture of a True Patron

Michael Rose | Posted 11.16.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

A beautiful new documentary illuminates the difference between an art collector and a patron who not only amasses a tremendous collection but whose taste and interests help define an era.

Peggy Guggenheim's Middle Essence Transformation

Tara Fass | Posted 11.12.2015 | Fifty
Tara Fass

Peggy Guggenheim in her Alexander Calder bed with a few beloved Lhaso Apso dogs Once again we turn to the cinematic mirror to learn what we can about...

CultureZohn: 'Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict'

Patricia Zohn | Posted 11.04.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

Peggy Guggenheim stands in stark contrast to the collectors of today, many of whom buy for portfolios and not passion and whose private museums and art galleries are not places of discovery but enshrinement. There were no six degrees of separation from the artists to Peggy who just as often slept beside them as hung them on her walls. 'I began to see Peggy... as the last of Henry James's transatlantic heroines, Daisy Miller with rather more balls.' wrote Gore Vidal.

Behind the Scenes: Tom Hooper

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 01.18.2015 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

Sometimes with pen or pencil in hand, other times with a full palette of acrylic or watercolors, Hooper adds connections or isolating areas to accent characters and objects with little or no preconception or plan -- something like the way a jamming jazz musician riffs or a butterfly flies.

Helena Rubinstein at the Jewish Museum: Mascara for the Masses

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.30.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In a week when talk focused on the revamping of Renee Zellweger's face, whether or not the Oscar winning actress went generic with plastic surgery, a ...

Iris Smyles, Author of the New Novel, Iris Has Free Time, Plays the Game: Which Writer Would You Rather?

Julie Ingram | Posted 08.21.2013 | Books
Julie Ingram

On a casual stroll back from the Hayden Planetarium -- I'd wanted to do something cultural, and she'd run out of astronaut ice cream -- I introduced a game called, "Which Writer Would You Rather?"

Reorienting Narrative: E-lit as Psychogeography

Illya Szilak | Posted 08.11.2013 | Books
Illya Szilak

In much of her work, writer/artist J. R. Carpenter fabricates hybrid places that are both "virtual" and attached to real world locales.

Happy Birthday, Max Ernst!

Posted 04.02.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Dada devotee and Surrealist artist, Max Ernst. The prolific painter, sculptor and creative partner of Dorothea Tanning, would...

The Plunge From Above

Elizabeth Insogna | Posted 04.10.2013 | Arts
Elizabeth Insogna

Sometimes there's an interesting shared focus in art, a wave of collective conscious-groping that leaves the cultural landscape forever changed. 2013-02-08-artpull.jpg

Max Ernst's Awesomely Weird Retrospective Opens

artdaily.org | Posted 01.23.2013 | Arts

VIENNA.- The Albertina devotes an exhibition -- his first retrospective in Austria -- to Max Ernst, the great pictorial inventor. Presenting a selecti...

Happy Birthday, Dorothea Tanning!

Posted 08.25.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of famed female artist Dorothea Tanning. The Surrealist painter and wife of fellow artist Max Ernst would be 102 years if she we...

Alice - In Germany

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.25.2012 | Books
C. M. Rubin

2012-07-26-Screenshot20120726at8.53.17AM.jpgFrom the late 19th century to the present day, visual artists around the world have found their own ways to reflect and portray the imaginative dreamlike world first discovered by an extremely curious and courageous little girl.

Happy Birthday Salvador Dali!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of everyone's favorite mustachioed surrealist painter, Salvador Dali. The eccentric Spaniard, who was a lover of all things gild...

Dali's Big Sale At Sotheby's

Posted 04.09.2012 | Arts

Salvador Dali's surrealist dreamscapes inspired the imaginations of millions; now it looks like the artist's wildest dreams are about to become a real...

Happy Birthday, Max Ernst!

Posted 04.02.2012 | Arts

Happy Birthday to one of our favorite surrealists, Max Ernst. Ernst's attitude towards authority was affected early on by his strict, religious father...

10 Alter-Egos Of Famous Artists

flavorwire.com | Posted 05.27.2012 | Arts

Attention and behold: Marcel Duchamp... as a lady! Or, not exactly. This is more than just a giddy Surrealist in a pretty hat and a little rouge. This...

Alice in Italy

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.24.2012 | Books
C. M. Rubin

Alice In Wonderland is the first exhibition to comprehensively focus on Lewis Carroll's classic "Alice" books and their enormous influence on the world of visual arts from the first publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in 1865 to the present day.

Alice

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.04.2012 | Books
C. M. Rubin

In the year 2143, will we be able to say Harry Potter lives, Harry Potter is global, or even that Harry Potter's enduring legacy continues to inspire all age groups? There is one book we can say that about today.

PHOTO: Steve Martin Victim Of Art Fraud (UPDATE)

Posted 08.01.2011 | Arts

Steve Martin has had a varied career as an actor, writer, comedian, SNL host, musician, and art lover, but he's probably not too happy to add 'victim'...

Artist As Mad Scientist: Alex Ross

Marina Cashdan | Posted 07.04.2011 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

Untitled, 2010. Oil on linen, 44 1/4 x 40 inches (112.4 x 101.6 cm). This Friday a solo show by artist Alexander "Alex" Ross opens at David Nolan Gal...

A Collage of Artists: Presenting the Lou Beaches

Lisa Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lisa Adams

There is definitely an argument for working in close proximity to other artists -- that's why they invented art colonies. The Lou Beaches demonstrate that the family that glues together sticks together.