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Andrew Pasquella: Scratching the Surface

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 11.03.2015 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Andrew Pasquella's new paintings may not look like a return to basics. Their scored, shredded, black rubber skins are methodically violated by tearing, peeling, and the incisions of hand-held shrapnel scratching them to bits.

The English Fear of Becoming Middle Class America Elevated to Artistic Status in London

Rodrigo Cañete | Posted 08.11.2015 | Arts
Rodrigo Cañete

A sense of uncanniness invades the visitor of late American sculptor Duane Hanson's first survey show in London since 1997 at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London.

How To Be More Like Andy Warhol, According To Andy Warhol

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts

"I never think that people die," the late Andy Warhol once said. "They just go to department stores." So today, on this most holiest of birthdays (wh...

Happy Birthday, Andy Warhol!

Jack Meyer | Posted 08.03.2015 | Arts
Jack Meyer

Warhol, whose oeuvre featured iconic celebrity portraits, a variety of soup de jours and countless candid Polaroids, is considered a pop-cultural superstar. On August 6th let's celebrate the birthday of this legendary artist. Happy Birthday, Andy Warhol!

Susan Breen: The Elemental Substance of Nature

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 07.15.2015 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

In recent times, few painters have made substantive strides in the field of floral and still life painting. One such artist is Susan Breen. At first glance, viewers are often drawn in by the mood of the work, which can be anything from somber or heavy-hearted to spiritually uplifting and enlightening.

Street Artists Design An Old School Arcade Inspired By Brooklyn

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 07.08.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

FAILE may be a religious experience this summer at the Brooklyn Museum, but only one of the hallowed installations is called "Temple." The seedier, more dimly lit venue will surely have the larger number of congregants by far, bless their sacred hearts.

Alex Da Corte: Dancing Around Delusion

Louisiana Channel | Posted 05.29.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

"Art was like sex." Alex Da Corte is a rising star on the international art scene - his artistic expression a mixture of pop art and a strong personal story. We spent a day with him in his neighborhood in Philadelphia to talk about his creative journey.

Speedy Graphito: The Making of an American

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 05.01.2015 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Enjoying what has been a glorious and global 30-year career, the boyish-at-50 French-born artist Speedy Graphito has the next 30 years in his sites. So he did what a lot of people do when they develop an appetite for reinvention -- they sail to America.

Go Back Inside a Video Store...One Last Time

Matthew Chojnacki | Posted 05.13.2015 | Arts
Matthew Chojnacki

This nostalgic trip is superbly captured in Thomas Hodge's new ode to the videocassette era, VHS Video Cover Art, which contains over 240 full-scale video sleeves according to genre, just like an actual video store.

Meet Peter Saul, The Art World's Resident Octogenarian Rebel

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.17.2015 | Arts

No Title, 1966, Work on paper, 54 x 41 inches Peter Saul may be 80 years old, but inside he feels like a 14-year-old boy. Since the 1950s...

Is It Art? Or, Is It Soup?

James A. Fragale | Posted 03.28.2015 | Arts
James A. Fragale

Lunch with Andy Warhol. Some thirteen years later, after the Fair, I was invited to join a half-a-dozen hip, arty, New York types for a midday meal with Andy Warhol. I pride myself on a surefire, rock hard memory. My mind's eye never lets me down.

Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper at El Museo del Barrio

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 03.07.2015 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Marisol dug beneath the surface to engage with ideas that were political. Ignoring the vagaries of the art scene, Marisol explored her own vision and imagery undeterred by the knowledge that her direction was not always in tune with the prevailing sensibilities.

Where Fashion, Pop Art and Perspective Meet Performance

Jocelyn Jeffery | Posted 02.07.2015 | Style
Jocelyn Jeffery

Philip Colbert created fashion label The Rodnik Band, which plays with pop art to create dresses that replicate artwork like Marcel Duchamp's Urinal.

Activist Nun Corita Kent Is Today's Google Doodle

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.20.2014 | Religion

Today’s Google Doodle honors Sister Corita Kent (1918 - 1986), an activist nun whose artwork spread her message of peace. Kent joined the Order o...

The Coming Golden Age Of Fine Art

Ken Ludden | Posted 12.30.2014 | Arts
Ken Ludden

Why else endure thousands of hours developing skills unless truly dedicated to the life those skills ultimately require? For a fine artist it is impossible to rest, or feel fulfilled, in any other way.

Takashi Murakami After Tōhoku

Matthew Israel | Posted 12.22.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Does religion exist at all in today's art world? Yes, but most often as documentary or anthropological art about religion. It's also been said that contemporary art viewing experiences are similar to traditional religious experiences.

If Picasso Animated A Nickelodeon Cartoon, It Might Look Like This

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts

Is there a universal sense of humor, one cosmic joke that would force even the grumpiest earthlings to erupt into laughter? We're not sure, but a ...

Best Day Ever: The Pop Artist's New Orleans

Fathom | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel

Wake up with a fresh juice at Superfood Bar. I alternate between coconut water, green juice, and the tropical smoothie -- and walk around Audubon Park to see birds, wildlife, and Uptown mommies parading in their Lululemon finest.

Street Artists Explore Your Deepest, Darkest Daydreams, From Childhood To Today

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.15.2014 | Arts

Fantasy. It's a word that attracts images ranging from cloud-dwelling princesses and talking frogs to souped-up cars and pornographic displays, depen...

Artist Turns Retro Children's Playgrounds Into Nostalgic Abstract Sculptures

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.15.2014 | Arts

In "Our Friend Fluid Metal," Nancy Rubins explodes an abandoned children's playground, sprinkled with thick, aluminum figures of grinning hippos, ride...

Life Narratives: Doris's Apartment

A.J. Condeelis | Posted 09.01.2014 | Arts
A.J. Condeelis

Over the weekend, I was helping a friend sort through decades -- actually almost half a century -- belongings of a woman named Doris. I never met Doris. But I learned a lot about her life and personality by spending hours in her $130 a month rent controlled fourth floor walk-up.

Why Mickalene Thomas Is Art History's Plastic Surgeon

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.26.2014 | Arts

We like to think of Mickalene Thomas as an interior decorator of art history. Instead of delving into some drab real estate as a fixer upper, she sets...

My Iconic Characters and Their Representations

Ron English | Posted 07.27.2014 | Arts
Ron English

Now I conjure my eight-year-old self to help me remember what he saw so that I can make it for him: Imagination in return for the skills to render his vision. I call it stealing candy from my inner child.

The Art Book That Will Make You Smile 'Til Your Face Hurts

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.27.2014 | Arts

You know that unbridled giddiness you used to get from blowing out birthday candles, riding a swing or scoring an ice cream cone before dinner? That p...

It's Not Your Grandma's Miami

Kerri Allen | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel
Kerri Allen

This contemporary and vibrant city stays in motion, from the potent coffees of Little Havana to world-class pop art in Wynwood to daring interior design at nearly every turn. You won't find Don Johnson or your nana's retirement village here.