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Digital Fabrication: More Than the Stuff of Dreams

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.06.2013 | Technology
Michael Sigman

America's economy will suddenly grow by $400 billion -- roughly three percent --on July 31, when the Bureau of Economic Analysis begins to include in ...

Marie Laurencin's Dream World

David Galenson | Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

Marie Laurencin's life spanned two world wars and a great economic depression, but these left no trace in her art. For most of her life, her art portrayed an unchanging dream world. The popularity her art enjoyed during her lifetime has now receded.

What's as Compelling as The Great Gatsby in 3D? The Story of F. Scott Fitzgerald in the South of France

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 07.01.2013 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The budget was $105 million, and as the May 10 opening of Baz Lurhmann's 3D adaptation of The Great Gatsby approaches, it feels like another $105 million is being spent to promote it. Gatsby is everywhere -- but is this Gatsby?

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...

Has the Art Market Gone Medieval?

John Seed | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
John Seed

On the 26th of March, several news sources reported that casino magnate Steve Wynn had sold Picasso's 1932 painting "Le Rêve" to hedge fund owner Steven Cohen for $155 million dollars.

The Young Genius

David Galenson | Posted 06.10.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

Pablo Picasso was the quintessential artistic genius of the 20th century. Importance in intellectual disciplines is a function of influence, and Picas...

Remembering Picasso, 40 Years Later...

Posted 04.08.2013 | Arts

Whether fracturing reality into a dizzying series of cubes or playing dress-up in a kitschy sailor outfit, Pablo Picasso was never one for following t...

'Picasso and Me'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.18.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As a painter, Pablo Picasso had nothing on me. Sure, he had a Blue Period, but it lasted only three years. My Blue Period has lasted almost 25 years, and every time I've had a painting project, it's made me blue, which is the color of the master bedroom and the adjoining bathroom.

The Picassos Are Here!

VernissageTV | Posted 05.17.2013 | Arts
VernissageTV

The exhibition The Picassos Are Here! at Kunstmuseum Basel is not just another Picasso retrospective. The singular exhibition tells the story of the l...

Armory Show Legacy Benefits Museum of Modern Art

Liz Goldner | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts
Liz Goldner

The 100-year anniversary of the 1913 New York Armory Show on February 17th brings new light to the history of modern art in this country and to the creation of MoMA. The exhibition's goal was to bring before the public art "usually neglected by current shows."

Why I Am Grateful I Was Jilted

Carole Mallory | Posted 04.10.2013 | Books
Carole Mallory

Today I have published my third memoir. It is called Picasso's Ghost because that is what I felt like during this struggle to gain self worth -- a ghost. No, it wasn't Pablo Picasso who jilted me. It was his son, Claude.

You'll Never Guess How Much This Painted Fetched At Auction...

Posted 02.06.2013 | Arts

A painting devoted to Pablo Picasso's golden muse, Marie-Therese Walter, wowed audiences at Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, when ...

Buddha Doodle - 'Everything you can Imagine'

Molly Hahn | Posted 04.06.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Portrait of Lucian Freud

David Galenson | Posted 02.05.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

In 2003, the critic Martin Gayford began sitting for a portrait by Lucian Freud. In 2010, Gayford published his journal of the sittings as a book. Among his reflections, we get glimpses of Freud's attitudes and methods that create a portrait of a great experimental artist at work.

Keeping Your Manets and Masaccios Straight

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 01.21.2013 | Arts
Nick Kolakowski

There is little shame in viewing an unfamiliar work of art and saying, "I have no idea who painted that," rather than make an uneducated guess.

Happy Birthday, Pablo Picasso!

Posted 10.25.2012 | Arts

Pablo Picasso, who was born on October 25, 1881, illuminated much of the next nine decades with his towering, irrepressible genius. In 1996, 23 years ...

QUIZ: Pablo Picasso vs. Francoise Gilot

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.15.2012 | Arts

From the Blue period to the Rose period, Pablo Picasso is often praised for his vibrant use of color, bringing his angular landscapes and neoclassical...

One-Hit Wonders: Learning From Picasso, Dylan and Jobs

David Galenson | Posted 09.28.2012 | Home
David Galenson

For conceptual artists or entrepreneurs, the secret to becoming a serial innovator was famously given by Monty Python: make one discovery... And Now for Something Completely Different. Picasso, Dylan, and Jobs all wanted more than just fame and fortune.

Get Your Hands On Picassos, Rembrandts And Other Mastworks Owned By Scam Artists (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Kyle McGovern | Posted 06.27.2012 | Crime

Art-lovers have the chance to take home original works by Picasso, Chagall, Matisse and many others, thanks to the U.S. Marshals Service. The piece...

10 Artists with FBI Files

Posted 06.12.2012 | Arts

Arnold Mesches, "The FBI Files 16," 2001; mixed media collage on paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Gift ...

André Masson At Blain Di Donna: 'The Mythology Of Desire: Masterworks From 1925-1945'

Bobby Elliott | Posted 08.04.2012 | Arts
Bobby Elliott

Neither a footnote nor a chapter in the history of modern art, Masson's career will probably always ignite a conversation worth having and a show worth putting up. And wherever you fall, in this show there's fuel enough for both his detractors and his supporters.

75 years of Picasso's Guernica: An Inconvenient Masterpiece

Alejandro Escalona | Posted 07.23.2012 | Latino Voices
Alejandro Escalona

Guernica is to painting what Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is to music: a cultural icon that speaks to mankind not only against war but also of hope and peace. It is a reference when speaking about genocide from El Salvador to Bosnia.

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...

Sir Damien Hirst: Artist or Entrepreneur?

David Galenson | Posted 06.20.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

Hirst's enormous financial success, and the conspicuous delight he takes in it, have produced anguish, envy and outright hostility among many in England's staid and priggish art world, who cling to the ancient ideal that artists should be secular priests, who take vows of poverty and regard money as a source of corruption.

What Artists Do While Waiting for the Next Inspiration

Daniel Grant | Posted 06.17.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

No artist is free from dry periods or mental blocks, when the old ideas seem to lead nowhere and new ones are hard to find. Different artists have approached the problem in various ways.