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Lydia Corbett On Being Picasso's Muse

Telegraph | Lydia Corbett | Posted 09.25.2011 | Arts

There is a very special quality to the rapport between an artist and his muse. In the summer of 1954, I was Picasso's. He was 72 and already a very fa...

Toulouse-Lautrec's Favorite Dancer

David Galenson | Posted 09.24.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

An 1893 article by the critic Arsène Alexandre described the art of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec as "very spontaneous in its execution, yet very calcula...

Art Bites: Mad Men Redesign To Muscle Cars

Posted 09.24.2011 | Arts

Art Bites is a HuffPost Arts series of cool videos, news and events we want you to know about, in brief. For this installment, we've included some awe...

The Godly And The Mundane: Wilhelm Sasnal At Sadie Coles

Posted 09.24.2011 | Arts

Wilhelm Sasnal's new exhibition at Sadie Coles in London is an extensive collection of new paintings which "draw upon a broad range of sources and tra...

Artwork Made From Oreos, Toast

Posted 09.23.2011 | Arts

In her food art series, 'From Scratch,' Artist Judith Klausner has created collection that addresses womanhood in various incarnations throughout hist...

Art Market Boom, Or Investors Hoarding Masterpieces?

Posted 09.21.2011 | Arts

As stories of sovereign debt crises abound, it is the art market that's unexpectedly--and undeniably--booming. In the first half of this year alone, C...

Oscars Of UK Architecture Shows Budget Crunch

Posted 09.21.2011 | Arts

The Stirling Prize, traditionally the highest mark of distinction for UK-built or -designed buildings, may have found itself with a shortage of choice...

Lucian Freud, Most Expensive Living Painter, Dies (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Melinda Brocka/Travis Korte | Posted 09.20.2011 | Arts

British figurative painter Lucian Freud has died. His dealer, William R. Acquavella, confirmed the late artist died Wednesday evening following an ill...

Manchester United

Marina Cashdan | Posted 09.20.2011 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

In its third installment, MIF festival director Alex Poots has come up with another stellar lineup of interdisciplinary music, theater and visual arts events to match the city's history of nurturing (or provoking) all things innovative, inventive and radical.

Street Art, Orgies & Car Crashes: The Work Of Miss Bugs

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.19.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

A stunningly horrendous car crash. A windshield smashed in by a wooden stump. A shard of white light cutting sharply through a smoke cloud which rises...

Contemporary Art For The Masses

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 09.19.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

Launched just a month ago, Whisper Gallery is Jamie Wood's new project. Located in Central London, Whisper - little sister to is the already establish...

WATCH: Savant Draws City From Memory In One Hour

Posted 09.18.2011 | Arts

Stephen Wiltshire is a well known architectural artist who was diagnosed with autism at a young age. Wiltshire is known for his ability to draw detail...

WATCH: Trailer For 'One Day On Earth' Captures Life Across The Globe

Posted 09.17.2011 | Arts

For their new film, 'One Day on Earth,' filmmakers recorded 24 hours of footage in every country in the world. The film acts as catalogue for human cu...

WATCH: Man Draws City From Memory In One Hour

Posted 09.18.2011 | Arts

Artist David Wiltshire has both an amazing drawing talent and an incredible memory. Wiltshire showed both of his talents by examining the London skyli...

10 Famous Art Heists

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 09.18.2011 | Arts

If the case of Mark Lugo, suspected Picasso thief, can teach us anything, it's that stealing art is extremely difficult. It's almost comically easy, o...

Meetings with Remarkable People in Japan: Amy Katoh--Celebrating "Found Japan"

Steve Beimel | Posted 09.18.2011 | Arts
Steve Beimel

If Alex Kerr's book, Lost Japan, is about the disappearance of crafts and arts in Japan, then the works of Amy and people like her could be described as celebrating "Found Japan."

Bjork Throws Us A Bone With Another Track

Posted 09.17.2011 | Home

The Bjork gods have thrown us another bone with "Cosmogony," the second track to be released off her upcoming album, Biophilia (which is set to releas...

Murakami Erects Erotic Show In London

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 09.17.2011 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Takashi Murakami's latest group of paintings explores his complex ambivalence to the legacy of cosmopolitan painter Kuroda Seiki, who brought Western-...

Two Poussin Paintings Vandalized With Spray Paint

Posted 09.17.2011 | Arts

Two paintings by the prominent 17th-century French classicist painter Nicolas Poussin were vandalized Sunday, by a man with a can of red spray paint. ...

Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day? The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

David Galenson | Posted 09.17.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

London's Royal Academy of Arts claims that its Summer Exhibition is "The largest open contemporary art exhibition in the world." This year's show includes 1,200 works by more than 700 artists. Much to my surprise, I loved it.

2011's Top 10 Moments In Art, So Far

The Huffington Post | Analise Roland | Posted 09.17.2011 | Home

Since we've made it halfway through 2011, we thought we'd take a look back at the art moments that have defined this year so far. From the defacing of...

London's Quirkiest Art Collective: Le Gun

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 09.16.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

United by a love for niche art and a penchant for drawing wacky pictures while binge drinking, Le Gun have come a long way in their almost ten year pe...

'Savage Beauty' Coming To An End

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 09.16.2011 | Arts
Jesse Kornbluth

The Alexander McQueen exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will close soon, which is just fine with me --- I've seen it four times, and I'm no...

We Bet You Don't Know These 10 Odd Facts About Famous Artists

Posted 09.16.2011 | Arts

You might think that since the artists included in the slideshow below are famous, you know everything about them (and perhaps some of you do). But we...

WATCH: Cars Paint Street In Berlin For Art Project

Posted 09.14.2011 | Arts

Guerilla artists IEPE & the anonymous crew took painting the town literally when they initiated the public art project "Painting Reality." The project...