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Surrealism

Stolen Dali Painting Mailed Back Unharmed

Posted 07.03.2012 | Arts

Salvador Dali was an eccentric fellow to say the least, so it is no surprise that a Dali theft (and return) would be a surreal ordeal. First a Dal...

My Conversation With David Lynch (Video)

Dusty Wright | Posted 08.27.2012 | Home
Dusty Wright

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Insanely Surreal Body Art

Posted 06.27.2012 | Arts

These days we are all a little jaded when it comes to special effects; even the most over-the-top of horror movie gore can't really bring on the goose...

How Much Would You Pay To Saddle Up Dali's Bronze Horse?

Posted 06.19.2012 | Arts

Don't let the boho chic moustache fool you; Salvador Dali can still rake in considerable earnings from beyond the grave. The Surrealist master with an...

David Shrigley's 'Brain Activity' Is A Hilarious Mystery

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.12.2012 | Arts

If David Shrigley were in your class he would not be the know-it-all who always raised his hand but the secret genius who carved a single phrase into ...

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.

Naked Before The Camera (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.06.2012 | Arts

A new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, titled, "Naked Before the Camera" explores the erotic relationship between the camera and the body...

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.

Adults-Only Playgrounds

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.30.2012 | Arts

French painter Marlene Mocquet brings the fanciful spirit of the childhood imagination to an adult psychological meltdown. The result is an aesthetica...

Hellish Imagery From The Middle Ages

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.29.2012 | Arts

While today the word "hell" is often used in situations involving long lines and a lack of caffeine, in the Middle Ages hell was darker, hotter and ha...

60 Years Of Light

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.25.2012 | Arts

Lois Dodd is not interested in telling stories. Just as snapshots transport us back to forgotten feelings, physical states, and even temperatures, so ...

The Early Mapplethorpe?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.30.2012 | Arts

Today many, if not most, artist-photographers incorporate issues of theater, sexuality and the constructed self into their work. From Cindy Sherman's ...

Family Secrets Get Surreal

Posted 05.23.2012 | Arts

Margo Selski's paintings -- with ball gowns made of eyes, braids of hair with agency of their own and the pointiest feet you've ever seen -- look like...

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...

Photos Made From Bees And Trees

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

While photography normally maintains a distance between the representation and the thing itself, Matthew Brandt's works submerge his message in his me...

Ryan McGinley's Animal Instincts

Posted 05.07.2012 | Arts

Remember when unabashed nudity in photography used to shock us? In Ryan McGinley's latest photography exhibition entitled, "Animals," nude species sha...

Bound in Wonderland

Kim Alexandriuk | Posted 07.04.2012 | Los Angeles
Kim Alexandriuk

This week marks the end of the In Wonderland exhibit at LACMA, a three-month-long journey into the subconscious of female surrealist artists.

Ethan Murrow's 'Narcissistic Excess' Is Playful And Strange

Posted 04.30.2012 | Arts

"All of my characters tend to end in failure," Ethan Murrow once admitted to The Seattle Times. The artist's large graphite drawings are rendered with...

Domenico Gnoli's Rarely Seen Paintings Now On View

Posted 04.30.2012 | Arts

There is an undeniable magic to Italian Renaissance paintings, where fabric ripples with a supernatural grace, and hair cascades with both abandon and...

Fifty Shades Of Grey Zones

Posted 04.24.2012 | Arts

Bruce Cohen's still lifes combine an intensely heightened perception with nebulous subject matter. His painted objects are imbued with a sense of urge...

Which Famous Surrealist Made Commercial Posters On The Side?

Posted 04.24.2012 | Arts

We don't know about you, but when we think of Rene Magritte we imagine bowler hats, mysterious clouds and cryptic green apples. We certainly do not th...

Katharina Wulff's Whimsical Daydreams

Posted 05.08.2012 | Arts

Katharina Wulff's paintings are as mysterious in their subject matter as they are in their varied influences. Her visual stories display mysterious ch...

Dali's Big Sale At Sotheby's

Posted 04.09.2012 | Arts

Salvador Dali's surrealist dreamscapes inspired the imaginations of millions; now it looks like the artist's wildest dreams are about to become a real...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Guy Maddin on Keyhole

Dan Persons | Posted 06.02.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This gangster is haunted, literally. Keyhole begins with an inversion -- a group of criminals have to fight their way past a police barricade into a house -- and only gets stranger from there.

Happy Birthday, Max Ernst!

Posted 04.02.2012 | Arts

Happy Birthday to one of our favorite surrealists, Max Ernst. Ernst's attitude towards authority was affected early on by his strict, religious father...