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Priscilla Frank is the Arts & Culture Editor of the Huffington Post. She studied Rhetoric at Berkeley and currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

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Suspiciously Lovable 'Ghost Photographs' Will Haunt Your Dreams

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 8:47 AM

If you've ever dug through a mound of found photographs, you've undoubtably experienced the strange sensation of encountering the banal and intimate moments of complete strangers. Whether the immortalized image is from a birthday party, a summer afternoon or a trip to a theme park, personal photos flood the viewer...

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Meet The Photographer Who Will Save Us From Art World Snobbery

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 9:06 AM

One of the biggest complaints about the art world, from both insiders and outsiders, is its tendency to seem more than a little pretentious at times. From press releases that prefer artspeak to good old English, to gallery crowds that seem to have perfected their unimpressed yet totally knowledgeable half-smiles,...

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'F*cking Tourist' Series Will Make You Think Twice About How You Travel

(104) Comments | Posted April 13, 2014 | 9:55 AM

It probably doesn't come as a huge surprise that tourists are amongst the most reviled subgroups of human beings. Butchering languages, crowding up local spots, snapping photos without permission and dropping a few offensive comments along the way, few tourists manage to explore a new locale without vexing many a...

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Raymond Pettibon's Surf Paintings Are Pure Punk Poetry

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2014 | 10:31 AM

When people think of Southern California, sun-drenched images of palm trees and epic ocean waves come to mind. But L.A. is more than just a scenic beach postcard. Take those ocean waves and mix in some baseball players and pinup girls, punk rock energy, D.I.Y. aesthetics and a Dada state...

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A Guy's Been Living Inside A Bear Carcass For Two Weeks... All In The Name Of Art

(15) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 2:20 PM

In honor of today's strangest performance art endeavors, we present Abraham Poincheval, the French artist who has spent much of the past two weeks in the tight living quarters of a dead bear. Yup, Mr. Poincheval is boldly going where few living people have gone before, into the lawless realm...

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10 Contemporary Photographers Who Are Pushing The Boundaries Of Their Medium

(26) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 8:56 AM

Photography is everywhere, with diluted and dispersed forms of the art medium popping up at your family reunions, your museum visits and your attempts to brunch in peace. Yet regardless of the form's omnipresence, a truly great photograph still has the ability to captivate your entire being, like a dose...

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Proof Darth Vader Makes The Best Artistic Muse

(2) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 8:58 AM

Today we're mourning the fact that Anakin Skywalker, known to galaxies far, far away as Darth Vader, never had the opportunity to sit for Claude Monet. In a hilarious series of art history mashups, David Barton imagines what would have occurred if the Dark Father had ever donned...

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Defining Outsider Art In Anticipation Of The Outsider Art Fair

(2) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 8:56 AM

Outsider art has always been tricky to define. Simply put, an outsider artist is one who is self-taught and thus removed from art world conversations past and present. Their work is often defined by a refreshing lack of self-awareness and a visceral closeness between artist and work that is sometimes...

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Raw Photos That Depict The Magic Of Childhood As It Actually Exists (NSFW)

(2) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 9:07 AM

Since she was a teenager in the 1960s, Nan Goldin has been perpetually shocking the art world with her raw visions of lust, desire, addiction, abuse and other things that go bump in the night. Her spontaneous and visceral shots capture a level of reality so close it's...

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The World's Most Famous Performance Artist Will Do 'Nothing' For Her Next Project

(23) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 8:54 AM

This summer, grandmother of performance art Marina Abramovic will take over London's Serpentine Gallery for her most ambitious artistic endeavor since MoMA's "The Artist Is Present" in 2010. What will the 67-year-old artist do to amplify the radical nature of her now legendary durational performances? Absolutely nothing.

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An Art Critic Reviews George W. Bush's Paintings... And Isn't Impressed

(576) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 1:06 PM

George W. Bush's painting exhibition opened this weekend at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas. Dubya's premiere exhibition revolves around portraits of world leaders from Vladimir Putin to his own father, rendered in Bush's strangely intriguing figurative style.

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Finally, Nude Paintings That Capture The Way The Body Really Looks (NSFW)

(518) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 8:58 AM

It's no big surprise that since the dawn of art, the nude form has been one of its most prized subjects. "La Maja Desnuda," "Grande Odalisque" -- whatever you want to call it -- artists love their bodies sans clothing. But for the most part, the depicted bodies have been...

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Vintage Ads Get A Pop Culture Makeover And The Results Are Epic

(4) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 8:51 AM

What if vintage and contemporary pop culture had the opportunity, however brief, to coexist? This delicious hypothetical is at the core of David Redon's "Ads Libitum," a playful series that combines the aesthetic of vintage ads with today's biggest pop culture icons.

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Surrealism Is Alive And Well In Roberto Gil de Montes' Dreamy Depictions

(1) Comments | Posted April 5, 2014 | 3:59 AM

Roberto Gil de Montes' paintings exist in a hazy terrain somewhere between Mexico and Los Angeles, art history and folklore, a memory and a dream.

His works are tapestries of life as it exists around us and as it lives in our minds, weaved together into two-dimensional fields. His...

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Meet Mark McCloud, The World's Leading Collector Of LSD Art

(40) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 10:56 AM

Most artists haven't been arrested by the DEA and investigated by the FBI. Then again, most artists don't have the over 33,000 tabs of LSD in their possession. How's that for an intro?

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Mark McCloud is the world's leading collector of "Blotter...

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Eerie Photos Explore A Remote Prison That Has Been Abandoned Since The 1970s

(46) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 10:44 AM

Ontario’s Burwash Correctional Facility, which has been out of commission since the 1970s, is so remote one has to travel via canoe just to get there. This didn't deter photographer Mike Palmer, who braved the elements to capture the abandoned ruins of the former prison site, all in...

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Exhibition Features 445 Vintage Photobooth Portraits From A Single Unknown Man

(3) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 9:18 AM

In the years between the Great Depression and the '60s, an unknown man captured his visage in a photobooth, over and over and over again. Over time, the anonymous gentleman accrued 445 selfies, though no historian has been able to figure out exactly why. Who was this business casual fellow...

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10 impactantes fotos que cambiarán tu forma de ver el consumo y el desperdicio

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 2:01 PM

Como consumidores individuales y anónimos, parece casi imposible siquiera estimar las consecuencias físicas de nuestro consumo y desperdicio diario. Mientras que nuestra huella personal puede no parecer alarmante, es difícil apartar la mirada del efecto combinado de los hábitos y rituales del ser humano.

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10 photos choquantes qui vont changer votre vision des déchets et de la consommation

(3) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 11:13 AM

Pour un consommateur lambda, il est presque impossible d'estimerles ramifications de nos gaspillages et déchets quotidiens. Même si chaque empreinte individuelle n'a peut-être pas d'impact, l'effet combiné des déchets de chacun est difficilement négligeable.

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These Magazine Covers Finally Got The Makeover We've All Been Waiting For

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 8:55 AM

Until now, doodling has remained one of the most humble modes of artistic creation, associated more with the fantastical daydreams of bored teenagers than the stuff of white gallery walls. Hattie Stewart is a young London-based illustrator whose serious penchant for playfulness has brought doodling into the fine...

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