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Entertaining Doubts at Mass MoCA

Rachel Mason | Posted 05.21.2015 | Arts
Rachel Mason

The Jim Shaw retrospective entitled, Entertaining Doubts, curated by Denise Markonish at MassMoca is a radiant exhibit by a beloved Los Angeles artist.

Priscilla Frank

Gorgeous Architectural Paintings Mimic The Isolated Worlds We Live In

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.01.2015 | Arts

When we talk about the atmosphere of our contemporary world, conversations often hinge around ideas of isolation and detachment, imaging each individu...

100 Walkers" Subverts in West Hollwood on April 18

Lisa Derrick | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

It's disingenuous that nobody walks in LA--we have a become a stroller's paradise, with art walks abounding in every neighborhood.

Priscilla Frank

Meet The Brazilian Artist Who Helped Shape Surrealism... And Remains Unknown To This Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts

Darcilio Lima had his first art show at 10 years old. He was a crucial player in Rio's hedonistic underground art scene in the 1960s. He spent...

Meet Florence Henri, The Under-Acknowledged Queen Of Surrealist Photography

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.20.2015 | Arts

Think about surrealism and a few names inevitable spring to mind -- André Breton, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Hans Arp and Yves Tanguy. Yet an upcoming exhi...

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...

Never-Before-Seen Works By Surrealist Master Salvador Dali, On View Now

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.11.2015 | Arts

In the painted world of Salvador Dali, timepieces ooze like cracked eggs, elephants stand on impossibly spindly legs, and tigers leap forth from fish ...

Sarah Elise Abramson: The Cosmos in the Chaos

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 04.12.2015 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Photographer Sarah Elise Abramson's aesthetic is at the intersection of the poetic and unsettling, the creepy and beautiful, the subversive and classically Romantic.

Self-Taught Artist Christine Sefolosha Explores Where The Wild Things Are

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.28.2015 | Arts

The Outsider Art Fair is coming to New York on January 29, bringing 50 international galleries of folk, self-taught, and outsider art to Center 548 fo...

The Strange World Of Manuel Archain, An Artist Who Photographs His Dreams

HuffPost Italy | Alessandro Luigi Perna | Posted 01.27.2015 | Arts

Thirty-one-year-old Manuel Archain is an emerging star in contemporary photography in Argentina, as Barbara Paltenghi Malacrida, curator of an exhibit...

Chicago Showdown: Facing Up to Magritte

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.22.2014 | Arts
Lev Raphael

I confess: growing up with art-loving parents, I never thought much of Magritte. I adored the Impressionists, Picasso, Rembrandt and a handful of ...

This Is What Art In The Apocalypse Will Look Like

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.16.2014 | Arts

Where the industrial revolution meets the impending apocalypse, with a little bit of Rococo flair thrown in, that's where you'll find the endlessly em...

Salvador Dali Made An Erotic Cookbook, And It's A Doozy

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.13.2014 | Arts

When he wasn't delivering lectures in a deep sea diving suit, designing fur-lined bathtubs, filling his Rolls-Royce with cauliflower or, you know, cre...

Surreal Depictions From A Pagan Fairy Tale World

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.11.2014 | Arts

Step into a topsy-turvy, color-drenched universe where baboons smoke pipes and peacocks wear robes, where lion-rooster hybrids breathe fire and don os...

Surreal And Stunning Visions From The Largest Salt Flat In The World

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.20.2014 | Arts

The Salar de Uyuni, located in Bolivia, is the largest salt flat in the world. Measuring in at over 4,000 square miles, the Salar was once part of a p...

André Breton celebrated at Cahors Museum

Olivia Snaije | Posted 12.16.2014 | Arts
Olivia Snaije

As the world become increasingly surrealistic, it is fitting that a major exhibition on André Breton, the father of surrealism, is being held in the Cahors Museum, in southwestern France until the end of December.

The Conceptual Brilliance of Photographer Cedric Blanchon

Brandon Kidwell | Posted 12.13.2014 | Arts
Brandon Kidwell

Cedric Blanchon is a truly unique photographer. His imagery is conceptually intriguing, technically sound and full of rare artistic honesty both abou...

The Psychodelic: Phong Bui Discusses What He Curated and How He Curated It

Daniel Maidman | Posted 12.07.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Spaced Out: Migration to the Interior is Phong Bui's compendium of psychedelic-related art. I cannot tell you if how he curates is how curating is done. But I can dissect his process by means of our conversation, and perhaps that will be interesting or useful.

What Do Blank Paintings Mean, Starting With Yves Klein

Matthew Israel | Posted 11.16.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

There's seemingly nothing to be seen in or on them except for one color (or white or black) and some texture, maybe.

Surreal Photos Of Feminine Bodies Expose The Many Roles Women Play (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.29.2014 | Arts

Marjorie Salvaterra's images are immediately cinematic. The surreal, black-and-white photos would seem at home in the universe of "Une Femme Mariée,"...

Surreal Illustrations Will Make You Never Want To Use Facebook Again

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.29.2014 | Arts

What if Facebook took over the world -- even more than it already has? What if the almighty social networking site existed in the age of M.C. Escher o...

World War I Poets: An Interview With Alfred Corn

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 09.24.2014 | Books
Jonathan Hobratsch

Therefore, I've decided to focus on the great poets of World War I through an interview with Alfred Corn, a poet equally well-recognized in both America and in the U.K.

Photographer Transformed Abandoned Hospital Into A Surreal Art Studio

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.20.2014 | Arts

Brooklyn-born photographer Arthur Tress got his start taking pictures of the decrepit architecture and bizarre characters that populated Coney Island,...

The Surrealism of Memorial Day: A Veterans Show

Nan Levinson | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Nan Levinson

There's much more -- drawings, paintings, sculptures, collages in visions carnivalesque, nightmarish and gorgeous. It's the art of war's residue, offered up to those of us fortunate enough to know war only secondhand.

Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

The show operates on several different levels. In 21st century terminology, it is a mashup of history, psychology and art.