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Priscilla Frank

It's Time To Stop Hating Yoko Ono

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.15.2015 | Arts

Illustration by Priscilla Frank In 1980, John Lennon and Yoko Ono sat down for an interview with David Sheff of Playboy Magazine. The two w...

Mr. Biesenbach, Why Giving a Retrospective to Yoko Ono Instead of Fluxus (Whom She Copies) at MOMA?

Rodrigo Cañete | Posted 05.12.2015 | Arts
Rodrigo Cañete

Yoko Ono claims to be one of the pioneers of performance art but the truth is that her art is a conflation of 'ready-made' indexicality and a projection of her own persona into that same indexicality.

Andy Warhol Made A Mistake That Resulted In Some Of His Best Paintings

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.05.2015 | Arts

What we make of the Rorschach test's blotchy black ink supposedly says a lot about us. Created in the early 1920s by a surprisingly attractive Swis...

Maybe The Best Place To Store Your Favorite Photos Is On Old-Fashioned Paper

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 04.30.2015 | Arts

Digital cameras let us take hundreds of photos. We keep them on our phones, somewhere on our laptops, or entrust them to Facebook, with the more advan...

Muse of Art Criticism Reportedly Hospitalized for 'Nervous Exhaustion'

John Seed | Posted 04.28.2015 | Arts
John Seed

Pablo Art Market-Criticism, the eldest son of the muse and allegorical figure Art Criticism has confirmed reports circulating earlier today that his mother has been hospitalized.

JamesMichael Nichols

Queer Filmmaker Bruce LaBruce Brings His Controversial Work To The MoMA

HuffingtonPost.com | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.27.2015 | Gay Voices

Bruce LaBruce is one of the most iconic names within the world of queer film. Now the artist is being honored with his very own retrospective at New Y...

CultureZohn: Off the C(H)uff With Tatiana Bilbao at the Dynamic Latin American Architecture Show at MoMA

Patricia Zohn | Posted 04.03.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

What the Latin American show demonstrates unequivocally is the necessity of political and social ideas to meld with architecture to produce innovation.This emphasis on the indigenous and away from roving starchitects is certainly appealing and hints that the way forward should be inclusive of one's own country's rich architectural heritage.

Helen Mirren in Woman in Gold: How German Was It?

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The restitution of Klimt's "Woman in Gold" to its rightful heir is a story of justice won, and a up-yours to Holocaust deniers and those who continue to enact violence against Jews and other peoples who value human life.

A Look at SXSW Interactive

Courtney Price | Posted 05.15.2015 | Technology
Courtney Price

It has been an insanely busy couple of days SXSW Interactive so far. Want to see a slice of what it is like?

5 Things to Know About Bjork's MoMa Retrospective

Metro | Posted 05.13.2015 | Arts
Metro

"How do you hang a song on a wall?" This was Bjork's main concern when Klaus Biesenbach, current Chief Curator at Large at the Museum of Modern Art, first approached her about mounting an exhibition of her work, way back in the year 2000.

15 Perfectly Bjork Lyrics That Remind Us Why She'll Always Reign Supreme

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.09.2015 | Arts

This has not been the best week for Bjork. Her highly anticipated (not to mention contentious) museum retrospective, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, ...

A Visit to Henri Matisse: The Cut Outs, On Closing Weekend

Nana Meriwether | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Nana Meriwether

After enduring intense surgery for his cancer, Matisse was bed- and chair-ridden and could no longer cultivate works through traditional methods of drawing and sculpting. And so he picked up a pair of scissors and inevitably birthed a new medium of art.

Rewriting the History of the Black Panthers on Film

ARTINFO | Posted 04.20.2015 | Black Voices
ARTINFO

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution" sets out to move against the dominant narrative of the activist group as outrageous provocateurs, presenting, through vigorous archival research and extensive interviews with members and commentators, a different and more considerate way of thinking about the legacy of the Black Panthers.

Museums Are Working On Banning Selfie Sticks To Keep Their Art Safe

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.18.2015 | Travel

If you have plans to museum hop on your next vacation, be prepared to leave your selfie stick behind. Selfie sticks, which rose to popularity in 2...

Top Attractions to See (for Free!) With the IDNYC Card

Travelzoo | Posted 04.01.2015 | Travel
Travelzoo

The identification card, available to all New York City residents, was launched in January as an effort to allow vulnerable populations such as the homeless and undocumented immigrants to take advantage of city services that require a government-issued ID.

A Brief Rant on the Exhaustion of the Avant-Garde, Zombie Formalism and What Contemporary Painting Needs to Move Forward

John Seed | Posted 03.29.2015 | Arts
John Seed

There is a deep need for art that is authentic, engaged with the world and more about skill and knowledge than ego. Representation, which has been so restricted for the past decade, has vast untapped potential, and can be "progressive" in countless unexpected ways.

Sigmar Polke's 'Siberian Meteorites' Installed at Park Hyatt

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 03.25.2015 | Arts
Sugar Rautbord

An arty crowd recently braved January's Siberia-like winter weather to assemble at the Park Hyatt Chicago in celebration of the installation of Sigm...

A Yoga Love Letter From New York to Paris

Susanna Harwood Rubin | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Harwood Rubin

This past Sunday morning I gave a workshop on the Bhagavad Gita for my friends' yoga teacher training in Paris. It had been planned since last fall, l...

Happy Birthday To Henri Matisse, Master Of The Paper Cutout

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.02.2015 | Arts

Today is the birthday of French painter, printmaker, sculptor, and scissor-wielder extraordinaire, Henri Matisse. The Fauvist artist and original spor...

Why Louise Bourgeois' and Robert Gober's Feminist and Queer Uncanny Survive the Treachery of Art History

G. Roger Denson | Posted 03.01.2015 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Two concurrent exhibitions in New York at the end of 2014 prove that the Surrealist legacy still informs some of the most vital and psychologically compelling art of the late 20th century -- as it still informs, albeit critically and via ironic realignments, a good deal of contemporary art today.

Art Fairs: Are They Eclipsing Art Museums?

Mat Gleason | Posted 02.25.2015 | Arts
Mat Gleason

Of all the things that occurred over the first half of the decade in the arts, what will be the most impactful at the end of the decade? It is hardest to see from the middle of it all but I will take a stab.

Artsy Gifts According to Edward Goldman

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.24.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I have a secret; how not only to avoid the stress connected with holiday shopping, but instead, to enjoy it. Yes, to enjoy Holiday shopping! Are you ready? Do you have a pen and paper handy?

Paola Antonelli: Behind Design and Violence

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 02.17.2015 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

At the end of each piece, we ask a question. Sometimes we get an amazing debate with the audience. Overall, I consider this a curatorial experiment. It's not a physical exhibition, but sometimes we're too tethered to physical shows. Some ideas just can't wait.

Faithful Shopper: Great Gifts

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 02.14.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Hanukkah is here, and it's just a few days left before Christmas --- you're running out of time to get this perfect gift, everybody! But there are still plenty of options to find that perfect item.

A Conversation with Gloria Garfinkel

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 02.07.2015 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

Gloria Garfinkel's art can be seen as a celebration of life where vibrant colors, dynamic shapes, viewer participation and the pure joy of creativity rules the day.