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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. Follow her @badgirlpripri.

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Art Book Chronicles The Badass Women Who Changed The World In 'A History Of Sluts'

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 9:28 AM

Frida Kahlo. Nan Goldin. Hatshepsut. Lena Dunham. Hannah Hoch. Wallis Simpson. Emilie Du Chatelet. Stevie Nicks. These are just some of the women who, through their various life's work, changed the course of history forever. They also, at some point in their lives, were called sluts.

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Inside The Dark And Twisted Alternate Universe Of Outsider Artist Henry Darger

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 9:26 AM

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 for four glorious days. The fair offers the rare opportunity for artists operating far outside the regulations of the art world -- whether...

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Art Museums Dares Visitors To Play 'Spot The Forgery'

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 10:19 AM

Could you tell a 16th century Titian from a contemporary replica manufactured in China? London's Dulwich Picture Gallery is putting its viewers to the test with a new exhibition called "Made in China", conceived by conceptual artist Doug Fishbone.

The premise is as...

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And Here Are The 'Broad City' Women As Pin-Up Stunners. You're Welcome.

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 10:15 AM

How's your day going so far? Only okay? Well we're about to kick things up a few hundred notches with this most beautiful of illustrations, a badass rendering of stoner heroines Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer as Sailor Jerry-style pin-up girls. For this, we thank artist

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

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 9:59 AM

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 for four glorious days. The fair offers the rare opportunity for artists operating far outside the regulations of the art world -- whether...

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Fotos jamais vistas da segregação racial nos Estados Unidos, nos anos 1950

(2) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 9:41 PM

Gordon Parks era apenas um adolescente quando deixou Fort Scott, sua cidade natal, no Kansas. Mais novo de 15 irmãos, Parks decidiu ganhar a vida sozinho depois da sua morte de sua mãe e acabou se tornando o primeiro fotógrafo negro da revista Life.

Somente dois anos depois de sua...

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젤다 피츠제럴드가 있던 폐쇄된 정신 병동(사진)

(1) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 4:56 PM

뉴욕주의 비컨 시에는 눈에 띄는 고딕 건물이 있다. 이 건물은 한때는 호화로운 정신병동이었지만 지난 십수 년 동안은 폐쇄된 채 남아있다. 당신도 이 쓸쓸한 적막을 제대로 느껴보길 바라며 준비했다.

‘크레이그 家’라 불리는 이 건물은 대화를 통한 치유, ‘집중 개조’ (intense recreation) 등 진보적인 정신치료법에 특화된 미국 최초, 개인 소유의 정신...

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Classic Folklore Meets Personal Mythology In The Work Of Outsider Artist Andrew Frieder

(1) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 9:44 AM

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 for four glorious days. The fair offers the rare opportunity for artists operating far outside the regulations of the art world -- whether...

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Les messages insolites que l'on voyait au cinéma en 1912 (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 5:28 PM

"Mesdames, vous êtes priées d'enlever votre chapeau", "Merci de ne pas oublier votre parapluie ou d'autres effets personnels".

Voilà quelques-uns des messages que l'on pouvait lire en allant au cinéma en 1912. Rien à voir avec les rappels d'aujourd'hui pour éteindre votre téléphone portable ou de ne pas...

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Enter The World Of Outsider Artist Aurie Ramirez, Psychedelic Jokers And All

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 10:10 AM

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 for four glorious days. The fair offers the rare opportunity for artists operating far outside the regulations of the art world -- whether...

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Ces amusantes affiches illustrent les bonnes manières au cinéma en 1912

(2) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 9:56 AM

«Mesdames, veuillez enlever vos chapeaux.»

Au cinéma, les avertissements ont bien changé. On nous invite maintenant à fermer les cellulaires et à éviter les textos. En 1912, c'était autre chose...

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Une série d'affiches qui apparaissent aujourd'hui bien amusantes a été repérée par

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Eerie Photos Of The Abandoned Mental Institution That Once Housed Zelda Fitzgerald

(4) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 9:55 AM

In Beacon, New York, lies a stunning, gothic mansion -- once a mental institution, one that has not opened its doors in over a quarter century. Yes, Huffington Post Arts here, with your daily dose of ruin porn.

The space, dubbed Craig House, was the first American privately owned...

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The World's Darkest Children's Book Illustrator Receives Long Overdue Exhibition

(11) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 8:49 PM

In the world of children's books, writer and illustrator Tomi Ungerer is somewhat of an outsider.

Far from the norms of happily ever after, his stories are dark, abnormal and frightening even for many adults. In The Three Robbers, a trio of thieves accidentally kidnap a young orphan named...

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Artist Transforms Nude Bodies Into Mesmerizing Living Sculptures (NSFW)

(32) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 8:49 PM

Warning: This post contains lots of (painted) nudity. Read at your own risk.

The human body is a work of art in itself. Few know this better than artist Ben Hopper, who, in his series "Transfiguration," transforms the bare physiques of dancers and circus performers...

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Hilarious Vintage Posters Illustrate The Etiquette Of Movie-Going In 1912

(11) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 10:05 AM

"Ladies, kindly remove your hats." "Please don't forget your umbrella or other parcels."

These are some of the friendly reminders you would receive if attending your local movie theater in the year 1912. It's a bit different from today's requests to silence cell phones, refrain from texting, and visit...

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Here's The World's Largest Animated GIF, Captured From Outer Space

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 10:24 AM

If you know the name INSA, you're likely familiar with the street artist's signature technique known as Gifiti -- yes, the glorious combination of animated GIFs and street art graffiti. It's a beautiful thing.

The British artist is known for his moving murals, outdoor artworks...

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10 Badass Emerging Female Artists You Should Know

(6) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 10:11 AM

We call it a good day when we learn about one new female artist toying with art and gender in radical new ways. Thanks to Judith Charles Gallery's exhibition "Immediate Female," we're ogling the nuanced and gutsy works of no less than 10. The lady-centric exhibition thrives off...

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Artist Channels Her Rural Pennsylvania Roots Into Beautifully Grotesque Bumpkins

(4) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 9:56 AM

Note: The following post contains a healthy dose of nudity. It may not be the best choice for work environments.

Country bumpkins. Appalachian barflies. Pubescent hooligans. Horny hillbillies. These are the indecently exposed outcasts that make up Rebecca Morgan's painted world.

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This Is What Happens When You Encase Flowers In Giant Cubes Of Ice

(3) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 11:18 AM

For centuries, flowers have appeared in art as manifestations of Memento Mori, a Latin phrase that translates to "remember (that you have) to die." Artists from Philippe de Champaigne to Adriaen van Utrecht have incorporated plantlife in various states of decay to mirror the ephemeral nature of our fleshly bodies....

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Artist Addresses Racial Injustice, From 1700s Europe To Present Day America

(5) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 11:18 AM

Titus Kaphar doesn't quite turn absences into presences, but rather into something in between. His artwork conjures a space somewhere between here and gone, past and present, traditional and contemporary.

Somewhere between a cold crime scene investigator and a surgeon on the fritz, Kaphar turns history, specifically...

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