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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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18 Hilariously Strange Emoji That Didn't Make The Internet's Cut

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 9:19 AM

You know the ballerina twins. You know the smiley poop. You know the mustachioed stranger. But do you know an astronaut looking at Earth from space, thinking about his ex-wife?


Welcome to the wonderfully weird world of "Rejected Emojis," home to all the...

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Your Definitive Guide To Reading Monochrome Paintings

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 9:07 AM

This summer the Tate Modern is showing the UK's first ever retrospective of radical Russian artist Kazimir Malevich. If you know the name, you're most likely familiar with the influential, arguably even revolutionary work that is the "Black Square." And even though, in the back of your mind...

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Bold And Courageous Kickstarter Aims To Create Biggest D*ck Drawing Of All Time (NSFW)

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 7:12 PM

We're always happy to see Kickstarter using its powers to bring awareness and much needed funds to grassroots art projects and underexposed creative endeavors around the world. Or, to help make one big giant d*ck drawing. That works too.

Today we're admiring the hopes and dreams of...

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Artist Manipulates Found Vintage Photos To Harness The Medium's Ghostly Spirit

(9) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 8:45 AM

There's something eerie about rummaging through a bin of found photos. Each faded print contains within it a singular moment at once intimate and unknown, in the past and yet strangely immortal. In a way, photography serves as a sort of time travel, transporting viewers to spaces and times they...

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This Is What Making Out Actually Looks Like

(2) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 9:16 AM

From pre-teens to retirees, who doesn't love a good make out?

Swapping spit, touching tongues, banging braces for the younger set -- there are few ways to express your love while simultaneously grossing out those in your immediate vicinity like a good ol' french kiss. When you're the one...

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Artist Gives Terry Richardson Photos The Francis Bacon Treatment... And It's Super Creepy (NSFW)

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 9:12 AM

Terry Richardson is known for many things. The tired plaid shirts, the sideburns, his menacing thumbs up, a "raw" and hyper-sexualized aesthetic, the very serious allegations of sexual abuse against him. But a relationship to master of the macabre, figurative painter Francis Bacon? That was a connection we...

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A BIG Maze Inspired By Ancient Labyrinths Takes Over A Museum

(5) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 9:03 AM

This is "The BIG Maze." As the name suggests, it's quite large.


The behemoth construction of twists, turns and dead ends is spending the summer at the National Building Museum, its sleek rectangular folds a stark contrast to the museum's grand Renaissance architecture. This crisp...

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How Abstract Art Can Change The Way You See Waste And Consumption In America

(3) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 9:15 AM

If you're a human being who goes on the internet or wanders outdoors from time to time, you know this is a precarious time for planet Earth. While often the message is delivered in the forms of alarming headlines or dire infographics, we rarely see a call for conservation that...

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Contemporary Artist Puts A Modern Twist On Vintage Japanese Erotic Art (NSFW)

(25) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 8:57 AM

Warning: This post is extremely NSFW. We mean, lots of nudity and images of sexual acts. Shunga does, after all, mean erotic art. Proceed with caution.

For the uninitiated, shunga is a Japanese term for erotic art.

Reaching its climax in the Edo period, from the 17th...

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12 Perfect Edgar Degas Quotes To Help Unlock Your Inner Artist

(7) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 8:51 PM

On one July 19, 180 years ago this Saturday, a man named Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas was born in Paris, France. You may know him better as Edgar Degas, and you may know him best for his dreamy paintings behind the scenes of the ballet.

Ballet is an art form...

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Artist Transforms His Childhood Doodles Into Mesmerizing Grown-Up Masterpieces

(9) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 8:51 PM

Even the most imaginative of adult artists can't compete with some of the effortless and strangely brilliant doodles of a child. Admit it, no matter how many art classes you take, it's hard to capture the wild imagination and unbridled confidence that come so easily with youth. Most often the...

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Hyperrealist Drawings To Make You Drool All Over Your Keyboard

(3) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 8:51 PM

Another day, another amazingly talented hyperrealist artist to make you painfully self-aware of your own lack of drawing skills. Don't mind us, we're just having a moment over Monica Lee, the Malaysian artist whose graphite drawings capture details of the flesh we can barely perceive, let alone reproduce....

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Laura Palmer's House Could Become A 'Twin Peaks' Museum, Shrine And B&B

(2) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 8:47 PM

When this lovely home in Everett, Washington popped up for sale on the web, most people didn't think twice. But "Twin Peaks" fans are a rare breed. The brightest devotees of the trippy '90s classic clearly recognized this "charming 1930s home in the heart of Historic Rucker Hill"...

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Here's Your Glorious, Sparkly First Glimpse Of Andrew Rannells As Hedwig

(13) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 3:23 PM

We didn't think anyone could possible take the place of the almighty force that is Neil Patrick Harris in his epic Tony Award-winning role as Hedwig in "Hedwig in the Angry Inch." Then we saw this.


Move over, NPH. You're looking at a...

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We Can't Stop Staring At These Hyperrealistic Depictions Of Innards And Guts

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 9:28 AM

We're not sure exactly what it is that we're looking at here, but we can't look away. Pristine plastic baggies pumped with innards and guts dangle mysteriously from a white string against a crisp white backdrop. Is this a chef formulating his next meal? A scientist, potentially a mad one,...

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Apparently, The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Norman Mailer Was A Picasso-Inspired Artist

(2) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 9:20 AM

We thought Norman Mailer's greatest connection to the art world was the fact that his 1983 novel "Ancient Evenings" was loosely adapted into a five-and-a-half-hour-long Matthew Barney film. But it turns out Mailer himself had an eye for fine art, particularly the squiggly, confident lines of a certain...

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Artist Hilariously Censors The Louvre's Nude Statues For Facebook (SFW!)

(3) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 8:54 AM

It's no secret that Facebook is more than a bit priggish when it comes to displaying genitalia, whether on an actual human being or a Baroque marble sculpture. That's right, a 17th century marble penis is still a penis in the eyes of Facebook law.

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How One Artist Got To Know New York City, With Colored Pencils And Paper

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 9:35 AM

It's hard to remember how you first experienced the world. Back before you'd mapped out your surroundings, when every new turn, every unexplored face, every fresh interaction exploded with possibility and loomed over you with haunting importance.

There are a few ways to re-ignite this particular way of seeing,...

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The World's First Art Show Dedicated To The Long, Rich And Zen History Of Yoga

(19) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 9:27 AM

Whether you end your morning phone calls with "namaste" or dread the wayward soaring yoga mat inevitably flying towards your head when commuting to or from Brooklyn on the subway, you can't deny it -- yoga is everywhere. Far before yoga boutiques and YouTube tutorials were weaved into the morning...

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Arthur Tress transforma pesadelos de crianças em fotografias assustadoras

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 11:23 AM

Hoje em dia, seus pesadelos possivelmente são preenchidos com ansiedades adultas, tais como esquecer o prazo de um trabalho ou ir a uma reunião sem roupa. Mas se você voltasse no tempo, mais especificamente à hora de dormir quando você era mais jovem, veríamos que sua mente o levou a...

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