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The Zany Universe of Pop Art King Claes Oldenburg

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.02.2013 | Arts

Claes Oldenburg is best known for his absurd, cheeky depictions of everyday objects. The pop art king takes melting ice cream sundaes, safety pins and...

A First For Alex Katz

VernissageTV | Posted 06.01.2013 | Arts
VernissageTV

"Landscapes" is the title of the current solo show of the American painter Alex Katz at the museum Haus Konstruktiv in Zürich, Switzerland. At first,...

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's... an "It" Bag

Edward M. Epstein | Posted 05.27.2013 | Arts
Edward M. Epstein

I've never actually seen a Hermès Birkin bag. Most of what I know about these accessories, which I'm told go for as much as $150,000 each, is based on Mark Khaisman's colored packing tape mock-ups, now on view at Philadelphia's Pentimenti gallery.

Pop Art and the Kitsch Aesthetic of Mitch O'Connell (PHOTOS)

Karin E. Baker | Posted 04.27.2013 | Books
Karin E. Baker

Pop surrealist Mitch O'Connell's kitschy aesthetic has garnered him shows in galleries on several continents and wall space in tattoo parlors the world over. Now the Chicago-based luminary presents a career retrospective in coffee table book form.

Pop Icon Marries Art

Posted 02.09.2013 | Arts

Argentine pop icon Marta Minujin made her decades-long love affair with conceptual art official when instead of hosting a traditional 70th birthday pa...

Happy Birthday, Robert Rauschenberg!

Posted 10.22.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of American painter and pop art precursor Robert Rauschenberg. The artist, known for his tendency to incorporate found objects a...

Is Warhol Overrated?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.14.2012 | Arts

Say the words "Campbell's Soup" and sure enough, far before we imagine cubes of pale chicken floating in a watery broth, we likely think of a painting...

London 2012 Olympics Solo Art Show of Mr Brainwash, Banksy Protege

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 10.06.2012 | Arts
Dr. Ali Binazir

The solo show of Banksy protege Mr Brainwash, aka Thierry Guetta, opened on Sunday in the cavernous space of the Old Sorting Office of London's West E...

Koons Brings His Pop Perfection To Medieval Germany

Posted 06.20.2012 | Arts

Jeff Koons is a perfectionist, but a peculiar one. His works range from childish (inflatable pool toys) to X-rated adult (paintings of him having sex ...

Kusama And Cornell, An Unlikely Bond

Heidi Kim Thompson | Posted 08.11.2012 | Arts
Heidi Kim Thompson

2012-06-11-pullquote.jpgYayoi Kusama's work is obsessive. Polka dots spread like infections across walls, canvases, objects.

Insane 'Pencilism' Paintings

Posted 05.25.2012 | Arts

We have seen artists work with pencils before, but never like this. Born in Colombia, Frederico Uribe makes pop art masterpieces out of unexpected...

The Other King Of Pop

Posted 05.22.2012 | Arts

The largest exhibition of Roy Lichtenstein's work to date will be traveling to a number of museums in the U.S. and Europe this summer. First stop: the...

Mad Men: Rejecting Advertising, Or, Don Draper Meets Acid Rock, Pop Buddhism, and an Independent Wife

William Bradley | Posted 07.08.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Don't look now, but something important just happened on Mad Men. A major character, someone with real talent in the field, just rejected advertising. Someone who happens to be ad guru Don Draper's bright and shiny new wife.

Happy Birthday Keith Haring!

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Pop-street art darling Keith Haring. The artist, who mastered the rare combination of super happy and super cool, would turn ...

Andy Warhol Takes Pictures Of The Cool Crowd

Posted 04.04.2012 | Arts

Andy Warhol was a social animal. Ravenous to get in with the cool crowd, Warhol's life's work surrounded around social interaction. (Although his cool...

Buyer Finds Warhol Sketch At A Garage Sale

Posted 04.03.2012 | Arts

While the majority of garage sale treasures include old family photos, broken VCR's and stained baby clothes, don't give up hope! If you keep scouring...

A Sporting Good Time With Dario Escobar

Posted 03.24.2012 | Arts

Usually the arts and the world of sports don't share too much in common. The archetype of the jock and the artistic outcast has been perpetuated enoug...

Ed Ruscha + Jack Kerouac = Poetic Wandering

Posted 03.22.2012 | Arts

Ed Ruscha's paintings look simple, which is what makes their complexity so confounding. Like a short poem, you can enjoy a Ruscha work in a matter of ...

Jim Dine's Pop Art Pinocchio

Posted 03.22.2012 | Arts

Pinocchio tells the story of a wooden puppet who turns into a living boy. Jim Dine, an influential pop artist who has been actively working for over 5...

Ron English: Your Favorite POPaganda Prankster

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

Ron English is an outlaw of sorts, known for converting cultural icons into agitprop creations that make us pause and reconsider the objects, cultural...

Experience "L.A. Style"

Posted 03.07.2012 | Arts

Fashion photographer Herb Ritts captured so much of the glitz and glamour that epitomizes that L.A. image-centric air. The skin, the sun, the models, ...

Go Wild In The Urban Jungle

Posted 02.22.2012 | Arts

Jayson Keeling's photographs are violent and sexy, glam and grotesque, they invoke stereotypes only to have them come crashing down. His work pulls fr...

Art as Vocation: A Conversation With Camille Saint-Jacques

David Galenson | Posted 04.15.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

On a cold, sunny day in Paris, the Sunday before Christmas, I met Camille Saint-Jacques for lunch at a beautiful traditional bistro near the Drouot auction house. He agreed to talk about what it had been like to be a young artist in Paris.

North Korean Propagandist To Show New Satirical Artworks

Posted 02.10.2012 | Arts

Like many North Koreans, Song Byeok was brainwashed into believing Kim Jong Il loved and cared about his country. At 24, he was hired to be a propagan...

Hahn-Bin: Juilliard Meets Studio 54

Posted 02.07.2012 | Arts

Hahn-Bin is an exquisite melting pot of talent and style, of the classical and the strange. A prodigy violinist Pop Art icon, he is what happens when ...