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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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Thanks To These Colorful Condoms, You Can Now Have Art Inside You

(0) Comments | Posted November 30, 2015 | 2:21 PM

Warning: This post contains images of erect ancient sculptures and may be inappropriate for work. 

Raise your hand if you've ever heard a dude say he doesn't like to wear condoms. Something about the flesh-colored sacks being so aesthetically dull they just kill the mood. Like, who, in the middle...

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Αυτά είναι τα πρώτα (σέξι) GIF που δημιουργήθηκαν τον 19ο αιώνα

(1) Comments | Posted November 30, 2015 | 12:58 PM

Προσοχή: Οι φωτογραφίες που ακολουθούν περιέχουν γυμνό και ίσως να μην είναι κατάλληλες για θέαση στον εργασιακό χώρο.

Υπάρχει κάτι ξεχωριστό στις ρετρό, ασπρόμαυρες φωτογραφίες του μπουντουάρ που κάνει τις σύγχρονες γυμνές φωτογραφίες του Snapchat να ωχριούν μπροστά τους. Όπως και να το κάνουμε, τα γυμνά σώματα δείχνουν καλύτερα όταν...

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Prima Ballerina Svetlana Zakharova On Which Epic Ballet Romance Makes Her Cry Onstage

(0) Comments | Posted November 30, 2015 | 12:56 PM

"This performance speaks of two people, two personalities, who truly loved one another," dancer Vlad Lantratov explains in the video below, "who lose each other, knowing that life goes on, everything goes on."

Lantratov is describing the epic three-hour ballet "The Lady of the Camellias," which illustrates the...

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Notorious Art Forger Claims Credit For A Leonardo Da Vinci Drawing

(0) Comments | Posted November 30, 2015 | 11:47 AM

Until very recently, the image above, titled "La Bella Principessa," was known by amateur and expert art historians to be the work of 15th century master Leonardo -- you know, the one from Vinci. However, in his memoir A Forger's Tale, famed forger Shaun Greenhalgh claims the drawing, reportedly...

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37 Art Therapy Techniques For De-Stressing During The Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 3:54 PM

The holidays are finally here, bringing an onslaught of family, food and, for many of us, stress on stress. Whether you're dreading endless conversations with your great aunt Judith or getting anxious over the prospect of impending New Year's resolutions, may we humbly suggest you let your creative side...

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Αυτοί οι άνθρωποι φαίνονται συνηθισμένοι αλλά μόνο μέχρι να βγάλουν τα ρούχα τους

(20) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 3:36 PM

Αυτός είναι ο Graham. Είναι 58 χρονών.

alan powdrill

Μπορεί, κοιτάζοντας την από πάνω φωτογραφία του, να σκεφτείτε «Τον ξέρω τον Graham. Τον καταλαβαίνω τον Graham». Μπορεί να σκεφτείτε πως τύποι σαν τον Graham είναι ακριβώς αυτό που δείχνουν και τίποτα περισσότερο, κανένα μυστήριο, καμιά περίεργη ιστορία...

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Ensaio fotográfico de Gordon Parks sobre a segregação racial dos anos 50 precisa ser revisto (FOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 6:45 PM

do lado de fora_olhando para dentro

Cortesia e copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation
“Do lado de fora, olhando para dentro”, Mobile, Alabama, 1956 Archival Pigment Print

No sul dos Estados Unidos, na década de 1950, os americanos negros eram obrigados a viver...

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What's In A Name? Specifically, The Name 'Outsider Art'

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 11:29 AM

Most artistic genres -- cubism, impressionism, abstract expressionism -- are united by a common era, location, aesthetic ideal, and host of influences. Most artists active in these movements identify as such. "Outsider art" however, follows none of these rules. Somewhat fittingly of course, because the delicate genre is, in fact, defined by its lack of conventions. 

Yesterday I was joined on HuffPost Live by collector, dealer and owner of the Outsider Art Fair Andrew Edlin, as well as Creativity Explored artist Camille Holvoet and her teacher Paul Moshammer, to discuss what the term "outsider art" means to us. 

Is "outsider art" a useful term for aligning artists throughout time and space who don't fit the typical "artist" mold? Whose work is uninformed by art history, market trends, and the artistic institution? Who refuse to play by the art world's rules because they're blissfully unaware of them? 

Or is the term a bit more sinister, a way to put artists from unique times, places, circumstances and artistic perspectives into a box, running the risk of separating them further from the artistic success they deserve? 

It's a tricky question, one to which there is no correct conclusion. You can watch us discuss our opinions above, and to learn more, check out my earlier musings on the subject. You can also learn more about the fascinating artist and goddess that is Camille Holvoet in this interview with her from September. See more of her work below:

Also on...

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Photos Chronicle Heavily Tattooed People, Both Covered Up And Exposed

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2015 | 2:22 PM

This is Graham. He is 58 years old. 

You may look at the photo above and think: I know Graham. I get Graham. You may think that with a guy like Graham, what you see is what you get. Case closed. But then you find out underneath that windbreaker and button-down, Graham is hiding a whole lot...

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Food-Obsessed Photographer Captures The Secret Histories Of Fruits And Vegetables

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2015 | 1:33 PM

Peach enthusiast and American author Mark Twain once said, "The peach began as a bitter almond." It's true! Long before the furry, fleshy plants had all that fur and flesh, peaches were little more than a pit with a small layer of pulp. Over the course of 3,000...

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Estas fotos vintage recontam a história da Nigéria e dissolvem estereótipos (FOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2015 | 5:16 PM


Uma jovem moça recostada, colorida a mão, fotografia do ‘Chefe’ S.O. Alonge, c. 1950 Cidade de Benin, Nigéria Chief Solomon Osagie Alonge Coleção EEPA 2009-007 Museu Nacional de Arte Africana do Smithsonian Institute

"Através da fotografia, nós conectamos as pessoas com a...

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Genderqueer And Trans Artists Breaking Down Barriers In Art

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2015 | 12:24 PM

This week is Transgender Awareness Week, an initiative that aims to raise visibility of trans and gender non-conforming people and communities and acknowledge the issues they continue to face. Culminating with Trans Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20, which honors trans individuals who lost their lives...

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Step Right Up To Joe Coleman's Painted Freak Show

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2015 | 12:05 PM

When artist Joe Coleman lost his mother, he honored her legacy with what he referred to in an interview as a "pretty intense funeral ritual." 

The performance, inspired by sideshow tradition, took place at an art theater, the Boston Film and Video Arts Foundation. Audience members stared...

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Your Illustrated Guide To What NOT To Say To An Artist

(3) Comments | Posted November 17, 2015 | 8:20 PM

Being an artist is hard. Fielding the bizarre, awkward, insulting and ignorant reactions to telling people your occupation of choice is nearly unbearable. Why do so many people feel compelled to comment on the fact that you chose to put pen to paper for a living?


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The Artist Behind 'Celebs On Sandwiches' Is An American Hero

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2015 | 6:41 PM

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Stereoscopic Nudes Are The Sexy GIFs Of The 19th Century

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2015 | 5:43 PM

Warning: This post contains nudes on nudes and may not be suitable for work.

There's something about an old fashioned black-and-white boudoir photograph that makes any contemporary nude Snapchat pale in comparison. Nude bodies just look best when surrounded by candelabras, doilies, ball gowns and giant tassels.

In the deep...

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These Artists Are Seriously 'Feeling The Bern'

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2015 | 11:25 AM

What's your favorite thing about Vermont senator Bernie Sanders? Is it his passion for women's issues? Immigration reform? Civil rights? The grassroots nature of his campaign? His lively Twitter presence? His uncanny resemblance to Larry David

There is something special about the presidential...

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Feast Your Eyes On An Artist's Unseen Trove Of Geriatric Erotica

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2015 | 3:01 PM

Warning: This article contains graphic nudity and may be inappropriate for work. 

You've probably never heard of artist G.H. Rothe. If, perchance, you have, you're likely familiar with her commercial mezzotints, depicting horses, landscapes and dancers mid-leap. They're the kind of thing you might find in a dentist's...

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A Different Kind Of Peep Show Explores Sex And Identity Before The AIDS Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 1:28 PM

Somewhere in New York City right now stand two dark booths, reminiscent of the Times Square peep show booths of yore. Above them reads a red neon sign: "Alone at Last." Enter one and your deepest fantasies will become reality -- a virtual reality.

Go ahead. Envision your...

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The Bangladeshi Children Who Transform Landfills Into Playgrounds

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 12:10 PM

"The landscape around us is constantly changing," photographer Farhad Rahman explained in an email to The Huffington Post. "The skyline is getting busier, and even then there never seems to be enough space. In all this, where will children play?" 

"I am always searching for...

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