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ANDY WARHOL: 8 Surprising Insights from "The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol"

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

In a new introduction to his 1971 book The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol, author John Wilcock writes that the tantalizing title led to "in...

ART AGAINST THE ODDS: Modern Masterpieces At Tehran Museum Of Contemporary Art | Robin Pomeroy and Ramin Mostafavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

TEHRAN (REUTERS).- Artists like Monet, Picasso and Warhol were considered revolutionary in their day, but their works were not much appreciated by the...

Dennis Hopper: The Ouroboros of Art

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lisa Derrick

Friday, Dennis Hopper got his star on Hollywood Boulevard. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce had tried for years to give him one, but he declined the honor until now, in what are obviously his last few weeks of life.

The Ghost(s): Of Tony Blair, Roman Polanski, and A War on Terror

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer is one of the best films I've seen in recent years. Yet it seems unlikely, at least in America, to break out beyond the art house hit status.

Michael Crichton's Jasper Johns Flag Painting Expected To Set Auction Record

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Jasper Johns' seminal work "Flag" from the collection of the late best-selling author Michael Crichton sold for $28.6 million at a New Yo...

120 Years of Smolenyaks in America: A Note of Gratitude from a Great-Granddaughter

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

I never knew him, but I want to thank him. Exactly 120 years ago today, my then 16-year-old great-grandfather, Peter Smolenyak, arrived in New York o...

Best Books For Your Christmas Wishlist (PHOTOS, POLL)

Lena Tabori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lena Tabori

Books are beautiful objects, and to me there's nothing more alluring than one produced with all the stops pulled out: on uniquely gorgeous paper and practically ready for the museum glass case.

10 Warhol Paintings Stolen From LA Home

AP | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

LOS ANGELES — A multimillion dollar collection of Andy Warhol portraits of Muhammad Ali and other sports superstars was stolen from a Los Angele...

Frenzied Art Buyers Converge At Art Basel | Edward M. Gomez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Thanks, in large part, to George W. Bush's no-end-in-sight war spending, the once-mighty dollar is tanking, a development that recently prompted a se...