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Santa Monica Auctions Offers Rare Works at Exceptional Prices, Sunday November 15, 2015!

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 11.10.2015 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

"Auctions are the most democratic way for people to buy art," said Robert Berman, owner of SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS, who is gearing up for his next aucti...

Visionary Women: Lessons Learned From 20 Female Luminaries

Angella Nazarian | Posted 10.15.2015 | Women
Angella Nazarian

Maya Angelou was an acclaimed author, poet, dancer, actress, singer, producer and activist. One of the lessons that we can learn from her life is the importance of saying "Yes". She discovered who she was and along the way by saying yes to various opportunities. "If I'm asked, 'Can you do this?' I think, if I don't do it, it'll be ten years before another black woman is asked to do it. And I say, 'Yes, yes, when do you want it?"

An Art Fair for the Costa Del Sol: Why Not?

MutualArt | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts

After founding the Latin American art fairs PINTA New York and PINTA London, Argentinian art entrepreneur and director of the Collection Mundus Novus, Alejandro Zaia set his sights on the Costa del Sol of Spain.

The Home of My Eyes: An Interview With Shirin Neshat

MutualArt | Posted 05.20.2015 | Arts

On March 24, at the inaugural exhibition of YARAT Contemporary Art Space in Baku, Azerbaijan, visitors will undoubtedly cluster in front of a grand series of black-and-white portraits, rendered with fine ink and stark contrast. In them: the faces of their fellow Azeri countrymen.

Personifying Iran in an Art of Dissent, Defiance, and Desire

G. Roger Denson | Posted 12.04.2014 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

It seemed a telling syncronicity that just a week before Rouhani's visit, the exhibition Portraits: Reflections by Emerging Iranian Artists testified to a key point made by Rouhani in his UN Speech -- that the intransigence of the Iranian mullahs and government toward democratic reform has caused the nation to suffer a severe brain drain to the West.

How Frida Kahlo Forever Changed The Art World

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.29.2014 | Arts

When you think about badass, game-changing female artists, Frida Kahlo is probably one of the first to come to mind. The fearless surrealist has, over...

Shoja Azari: Illusion and Disillusion

Kisa Lala | Posted 02.09.2014 | Arts
Kisa Lala

If Orientalism once represented a romantic Western view of the orient, that once-dominant framing view has perhaps been co-opted by digital cameras on both sides of the hemisphere.

She Who Tells a Story: A Window Into the World of Female Photographers in the Middle East

MutualArt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

"She Who Tells a Story" is a powerful exhibition that introduces the fine art world of the United States to a thriving collection of working female photographers from Iran and the Middle East.

Hamptons Journal: Heaven and Hell and Lady Gaga

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.28.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Even Lady Gaga in her most monster-friendly would merely blend in at the Watermill Center's annual summer benefit, themed Devil's Heaven. A woman in a...

'She Who Tells A Story': Female Arab Photographers Find Their Voice

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.11.2014 | Arts

A photograph houses inside it a complex balance of privacy, disclosure, artifice, truth and mystery. The relationships between private and public, con...


Posted 03.19.2013 | Arts

HuffPost Arts&Culture is celebrating Women's History Month with the help of our favorite artists -- female artists, of course. Every day of March we'r...

'All Artists Are Activists'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.11.2012 | Arts

This week, the Public Theater in New York played host to an impressive group of artists and writers including Salman Rushdie and Carl Bernstein. "Thou...

Hamptons Journal: The Big Bang at The Watermill Center, Marsalis and Calerazzo, Garden as Art

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.30.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

The Big Bang may have been the theme of this year's Watermill Center extravaganza of a summer gala, with its outsized red phalluses, neon ninjas, and popping balloons, but many East End events make big noise.

Beyond the White Cube: The Rich Mosaic of Hayv Kahraman's Art and Life

Yasmine Mohseni | Posted 05.22.2012 | Arts
Yasmine Mohseni

This desire to create beautiful work comes from her experience in graphic design, where symmetry and aesthetics are of utmost importance. Witnessing her country torn apart by war and violence, especially against women, has informed the subject matter in her work.

The Weight of Neshat

Alexander Adler | Posted 03.21.2012 | New York
Alexander Adler

Shirin Neshat's series of photographs along with a video installation at Gladstone Gallery perpetuate her study of the underlying conditions of power within socio-cultural structures in the Middle East.

Eden Revisited: Shahram Karimi and the Re-Enchantment of Art

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 08.13.2011 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Shahram Karimi is the consummate artist, master of many mediums. In depositing his emotional baggage in the center of this stunning exhibition, the artist transforms his outsider identity into the ultimate insider.

XX Chromosocial: Women Artists Cross The Homosocial Divide

G. Roger Denson | Posted 09.15.2014 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

The rise of feminism corresponds roughly with the expansion of the artworld to include women's production. This is a history that began predominantly in impelling women's art as an expression of the identification of women apart from men.

Shirin Neshat: Artist of the Decade

G. Roger Denson | Posted 02.10.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

2010-12-31-neshat.jpgMore than any other artist I can call to mind, the impact of Neshat's work far transcends the realms of art in reflecting the most vital and far-reaching struggle to assert human rights.

TEDwomen 2010: "Reshaping the Future"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Marcia G. Yerman

When it was announced that the TED enterprise -- which features global conferences with idea innovators and change agents -- was gearing up to present a TEDwomen conference, there was immediate push back.

Women Artists Sweep Best of 2010 NYC Arts (SLIDESHOW)

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Certainly the strongest work exhibited in New York in 2010 was overwhelmingly by women, to the extent that in every relevant category, it was work by women that claimed priority.

The Beauty We Fear Part 3: The Mosques of Secular Muslim Writers (Slideshow)

G. Roger Denson | Posted 04.10.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Compared to the European writers discovering the great mosques of Islam for the first time, the mention of mosques is more muted and void of romance to the Muslim secularists inured to them from birth.

Surprise? Iranian Contemporary Art Leads Market

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

The "globalization" of the art market has produced a large supply of new work by artists in China, India, Africa, South America and the Middle East.

POLITICAL ART: The People Will Not be Silenced

Spread ArtCulture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Spread ArtCulture

"© Anita Kunz From "Where is My Vote? Posters for the Green Movement in Iran." By Kiša Lala American artists may have the luxury of distancin...

ART WORLDWIDE: Reinventing a Global Language with Art

Spread ArtCulture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Spread ArtCulture

Art fairs, with their aggregation of art dealers forming a one-stop shopper's marketplace for art, attract high-spending collectors, generate greater sales and have to some extent replaced galleries.

Mother & Child, Winter's Bone, Solitary Man Feature Sumptuous Performances, Women Without Men Stunning Visuals & History Lessons

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Michael Douglas gives a gripping performance in Solitary Man rivaling his work in the sleeper Wonder Boys.