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Has The Art Market Recovered? | KELLY CROW | Posted 06.29.2011 | Arts

The rapidly rebounding art market faces a critical test next week in New York, when auction houses will try to sell a mix of Impressionist, modern and...

$10M 'Forever Lasting Love' Sets Chinese Art Record

AP | Posted 06.03.2011 | Arts

HONG KONG -- A three-panel painting by artist Zhang Xiaogang has set a record auction price for Chinese contemporary art, selling for 79 million Hong ...

Exhibition Spotlight: Mind Games With Julian Hoeber's Paintings

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Julian Hoeber WHAT: The Execution Changes, Endless Chair, and His and Hers WHEN: February 5 - March 12, 2011 WHERE: Blum & Poe 2727 South La...

PHOTOS: Gianna Commito's Paintings At NYC's Upcoming Armory Show

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Gianna Commito WHAT: The Armory Show WHEN: March 3-6, 2011 WHERE: Rachel Uffner Gallery, Booth 527 The Armory Show WHY: Beneath the graphic, ...

Selling Iowa's Pollock Mural: A Zen Buddhist Perspective

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Seed

Great works of art, which ideally should serve as symbols of human experience refined into culture, are gaining attention as symbols of the almost feudal inequalities that plague the world's distribution of wealth. We like to think of masterworks as "priceless" but as the world's economy teeters, more and more people are realizing that they have price tags.

Lynda Benglis, Shape Shifter and Influencer

Marina Cashdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marina Cashdan


Art Therapy: Art Displayed In New Children's Hospital Made By Kids

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Art is not only creative, but also a therapeutic process. When the new Helen DeVos Children's Hospital opened earlier this year in Grand Rapids, Michi...

The Artist's Time and Place in Echo Park

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

Right here, right now, Echo Park in Los Angeles is a mad bonfire of energy and passion, a white flame that can burn no brighter.

Icons Of American Photography At The Met: Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, and Paul Strand WHAT: 'Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand' WHEN: November 10, 2010 - April 10, 2011 WHERE: The Met...

Qatar's First Museum of Modern Arab Art (SLIDESHOW)

Damaris Colhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Damaris Colhoun

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art opens today, December 30, 2010. Located in Doha, Qatar, it is the first museum in the region dedicated to modern artists from Arab countries.

Christmas of Cool: The Peter Norton Family Christmas Art Project

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

The Peter Norton Family Christmas Art Project is the epitome of cool. Beyond the beauty, the process and its production benefits many people in very interesting ways.

The Return of the Wizard

Yazmany Arboleda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Yazmany Arboleda


Public Diplomacy: "Out" for the U.S., "In" Overseas?

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Brown

China and India's public diplomacy activities have grown extensively in our new century, even as the United States is seemingly abandoning the foreign policy tool.

Art Stars: From Picasso to Damien Hirst

David Galenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

A new book names Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, and Tracey Emin as today's art stars -- and identifies Picasso and Duchamp as their predecessors. The connection? All made their personalities inseparable from their art.

The Great American Artist Jack Levine Is Dead

Charlie Carillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Jack Levine got every drop. He died on Monday at age 95, and if he didn't have a paintbrush in his hand at the end, he was certainly thinking about his next attack on a blank canvas.

WATCH: Celebrating Tate Modern's 10 Years With A Confessional | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Fun stuff in celebration of 10 years of the Tate Modern - "It's ten years since Tate Modern opened its doors for the first time. For the film 'Tate M...

ART OF WAR: Modern Art Used As Weapon By CIA During Cold War

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

For decades in art circles it was either a rumour or a joke, but now it is confirmed as a fact. The Central Intelligence Agency used American modern a...

BLOG WATCH> Gert & Uwe Tobias' German Exhibit On ArtObserved

AO Art Observed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Currently on view at Contemporary Fine Arts Berlin is "Neue Arbeiten," an exhibition of recent work by fraternal collaborative Gert & Uwe Tobias (b. 1...

ART ECONOMY: $68.9 Mil Painting Of Nude Woman Sign of Recovery? Modigliani, Matisse And Monet Auctioned At Sotheby's

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The auction season is off to a solid start at Sotheby's where works by Amedeo Modigliani, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso were up for au...

ART FESTIVALS: A Preview of the Toronto International Art Fair

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

As the attention of the international art crowd whips from Frieze to FIAC, Canadian connoisseurs will also have their own market event coming to town ...

Three Must-See Exhibitions Around the World Right Now

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Here is my advice to travelers on the best way to avoid getting wet: go to a museum, browse its bookstore, check out the gift shop, eat well in the museum café. And of course, don't forget about the art.

Run to See Jacques Martinez

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bernard-Henri Lévy

If there is a conviction that has never left Jacques Martinez it is that art exists, not to repeat the world, but to recreate it -- the soul of the gods, decidedly, inhabits, not the plants, but the artist.

PHOTOS: World's Most Stunning Museums

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Though best known for their stunning collections, many of the world's museums are also architectural icons which exemplify cutting-edge design. From t...

PAINTING: Courbet the Trout, Matisse the Goldfish

John Seed | Posted 05.31.2011 | Arts
John Seed

Gustave Courbet, The Trout, 1872 Oil on canvas, 21 5/8 x 35 in (55 x 89 cm), Kunsthaus, Zurich "Fish, I love you and respect you very much. But ...

HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK: From Murakami In Versailles To Brooklyn Street Art

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

This week on the Arts page: Takashi Murakami blogged about his upcoming exhibition at Versailles, some of the top films on view at the Venice Film Fes...