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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...

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, ...

Björk Retrospective at MoMA, New York (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
VernissageTV

The exhibition presents Björk's oeuvre in many layers, with instruments, a theatrical presentation, an immersive sound experience, a focused audio guide, and related visualizations, from photography and music videos to new media works.

Brennan Williams

How America's First Black Film Defied Racism

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.03.2015 | Black Voices

The 87th annual Academy Awards on Sunday will honor Hollywood's biggest achievements of the year, but many have already taken note of who's been left ...

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.

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

The groundbreaking photos that she took during the Great Depression of breadlines, and the despair she recorded of those forced to migrate in response to the Dust Bowl, are permanent fixtures in the pictorial history of the United States. However, the depth and range of her photography extend far beyond those iconic depictions.

Want A Monet? It'll Set You Back $35 Million

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 02.04.2015 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — A Venetian waterscape by Claude Monet has sold for more than $35 million at a London auction as the high-end art market shows resilien...

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.

This '4D-Printed' Dress Is Changing The Way We Define Fashion -- And Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.09.2015 | Arts

The Kinematics dress, created by generative design studio Nervous System, is, in all cliches, not your average piece of fabric. For starters, the Muse...

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.

Rejoice! Her Majesty Yoko Ono Is Getting A MoMA Exhibition

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.11.2014 | Arts

Looks like our wishing tree is finally paying off. Her majesty Yoko Ono -- queen of magically bizarre tweets, avant-garde cover songs, surreal makeup ...

The Best Films of 2014: MOMA-Style

Brandon Judell | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

What does an angst-ridden comedienne tackling abortion onstage and in her personal life, a closeted heir to a vast fortune with a yen for Olympic-bound wrestlers, and a concierge bedding septuagenarians have in common? They are all characters in films selected by the curators of the Museum of Modern Art.

Matisse's Cut-Outs at MoMA

Francis Levy | Posted 01.25.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Was Matisse a designer manqué? His parents's involvement with textiles and fabric design has always been considered an influence on his work. Imagine him as a student at F.I.T. with fine arts as his avocation.

Top 5 Contemporary Art Auctions This Fall

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 01.08.2015 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

Contemporary art auctions have caused quite a stir in recent years with buyers bidding record-breaking numbers. For those who want in on the action, these five fall auctions are not to be missed.

Here's What's Missing in the Debate Over the Frick Collection's Proposed Expansion

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 11.10.2014 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

The announcement that the Frick Collection on New York's Upper East Side plans to build an addition has generated some buzz and concern -- and if implemented, it would forever destroy an important part of the collection -- an exquisite garden by the world famous British landscape architect Russell Page (1906-85).

5 Real-LIfe Wonder Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The sobering news that Olympic medalist Amy Van Dyken-Rouen had been severely injured in an accident, caused me to think about she-roes through American history who overcame adversity and changed America

The Cultural Landscape Architects: Thomas J. Lax

Julie Chae | Posted 08.16.2014 | Arts
Julie Chae

"When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South" sets aside conventional art world categories of insider and outsider art, and instead explores across different media and disciplines how 35 black artists in the last 50 years have made art inspired by and deeply imbued with southern cultural legacies.

The 'Financial Times' Said What...?!

Simon Watson | Posted 07.16.2014 | Arts
Simon Watson

I was dumfounded to read Ariella Budick's comically misguided Financial Times review of the MoMA's Lygia Clark show, calling it, "a curiously hermetic affair." Dismissal of the unknown is not what one hopes to find in an art writer.

Thanks to Glenn Lowry

Manuel R. De Juan | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts
Manuel R. De Juan

Mr. Lowry, please allow me to express that, if, based solely on your judgment, you decided to tear down a swath of Manhattan for the sake of progress or for the sake of art, you would have my full confidence for such a decision.

Alfred Leslie: The Last of the Really Great Abstract Expressionists, Now a Master of 21st Century Digital Art

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

My, until now, clandestine courtship began at the 2014 Armory Show in March.

The Armory Show Is Here to Stay

MutualArt | Posted 05.10.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

The art world focuses once again on New York as the Armory Show and its satellite fairs open this week.

The Faithful Shopper: Mad for Museums

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.30.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Some of the best stores in town aren't run by our legendary retailers or international designers -- they're in our magnificent museums!