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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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Let These Colorful Looped Illustrations Wash Over You, Control Your Mind

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 1:14 PM

Somewhere between the textured artistry of a painting and the hypnotic powers of an animated GIF comes this series of looping illustrations by Nashville-based artist Drew Tyndell. Each block of color and movement feels like an abstract artwork has sprung into being, with each glorious squiggle, spot and...

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Here Is Your Nasty, Glorious, Freewheeling Alternative History Of American Art

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 9:48 AM

It's possible to create a neat and tidy map tracing the progress of American art over the last 50 years. Yes, you can draw some sort of shape connecting Pop Art to Minimalism to Conceptual Art, highlighting the famed (often white and male) artists associated with each.

It's certainly...

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Meet Bonnie, A Loving Mother And A Sex Worker Living In Denmark (NSFW)

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 9:37 AM

Warning: The following post contains nudity and is not suitable for work.

This is Bonnie Cleo Andersen. She's the mother of Michella, who is 16 years old; Oliver, who is 15; and Noa, who is six. She is also a self-professed prostitute, working legally in a small house in...

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HBO Tags YouTube In Anticipation Of Its Upcoming Banksy Documentary

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 9:41 AM

Banksy's version of an exhibition consists of transforming the entire city of New York into a dynamic canvas, as he proved with last year's "Better Out Than In." Turns out a Banksy-centric trailer is just as eccentric.

In anticipation of Chris Moukarbel​​'s user-generated documentary "Banksy Does New...

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23 Creepy Clowns From Art History Guaranteed To Spark Halloween Nightmares

(3) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 9:14 AM

Whether you've recently become obsessed with American Horror Story: Freak Show, you live in Wasco, California, or you are still harnessing suspicions about that circus you were forced to endure as a child, there's a good chance you get goosebumps all over from the mere...

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If Drones Took Over The Ballet, It Might Look Something Like 'Weightless'

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 9:07 AM

We've had the suspicion for a while now that drones may very well take over the world. But never before has the prospect seemed so hypnotically beautiful.

English electronic trio Marconi Union enlisted Richard Johnston to create the video for their song "Weightless," yielding...

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One Feminist Artist Is Building A 6-Foot Vagina For Reproductive Rights

(3) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 9:14 AM

For every questionable Kickstarter in which your high school acquaintance is trying to mobilize a movement to fund his spring break, there's an unlikely grassroots project that makes us excited to be living in the age of the internet.

One of such projects is called "Texas Women,"...

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Step Into The Erotic Universe Of Proto-Feminist Artist Carol Rama

(3) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 8:59 AM

Carol Rama's first exhibition was abruptly shut down by the police for public indecency. One work, "Dorina," was a watercolor in the raw, depicting a nude woman, legs splayed open and tongue out, with a serpent crawling out of her vulva. Others portrayed defecation and bestiality, rendered in an untrained,...

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New Orleans Biennial 'Prospect 3' Leads The Way In Art World Diversity

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 9:41 AM

Whitney Biennial, take note. Contemporary art is taking over the city of New Orleans for "Prospect 3," a city-wide festival comprised of 58 artists and 18 locations. And, as reported by Julia Halperin for The Art Newspaper, it's "the most racially diverse US biennial in recent...

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Look, James Franco Made An Art

(4) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 9:17 AM

Art lovers, may we challenge you to a quiz. Which one of the following artistic pursuits has James Franco not accomplished?

a) Recreated Cindy Sherman photographs for a Pace exhibition.
b) Let Marina Abramovic paint his body gold.
c) Created a street art mural based on...

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This Is Why You Don't Tag National Parks With Your 'Art' And Post About It On Instagram

(128) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 3:54 PM

Public service announcement: If you're thinking of dipping your toes into the wild word of graffiti art, do not turn the country's most treasured national parks into your experimental canvases. And if you are brazen enough to make such a bizarre misjudgment, do not, we repeat, do not,...

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Olfactory Artist Has Crafted A 'Holy Water' Sculpture That Smells Like Vagina

(98) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 9:40 AM

Peter De Cupere, our favorite olfactory artist, has created a new work exploring the space between divine and embodied representations of women. His piece, entitled "The Deflowering," contains a rather unusual medium: the (organically and mysteriously obtained) scent of vagina.

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De Cupere has...

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We Can't Get These Freakishly Hyperrealistic Sculptures Out Of Our Heads

(3) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 9:35 AM

Realistic sculpture is nothing new. Michelangelo, Verrocchio, Alexandros of Antioch -- all these early masters knew how to transform a hunk of stone into a veritable human form, armed with a realistic musculature and recognizable stance. Yet get up close to one of these sculpted masterpieces and its inanimate state...

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21 Last Minute Costumes For The High Brow Halloween Crowd

(6) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 9:32 AM

We don't know how it happened, but here we are again, just days away from Halloween. If you have yet to find that perfect costume -- you know, the one that makes you seem clever, carefree, and creative all at once -- we're here to help.

We've combed the...

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One Artist Is Buying Back The Guns In New Orleans' Tough Neighborhoods

(14) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 9:30 AM

The rate of children killed by gun violence in the United States is several times higher than that of any other wealthy nation, with black male teens facing an alarmingly high risk. In New Orleans' 8th Ward, the hazard is especially perilous, with virtually every family affected in...

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Classic Black-And-White Photos Capture The Glamour And Grit Of New York City's Past

(33) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 9:14 AM

Since the 1970s and 1980s, photographer Arlene Gottfried has captured the beastly city of New York in all its glory, from the muscle men of Brighton Beach to the sartorialists of Coney Island and the glam rockers of Madison Square Garden. "I don’t think they’re freaks,...

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Visions surréelles du plus grand désert de sable au monde (PHOTOS)

(3) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 12:15 PM

Le Salar de Uyuni, en Bolivie, est le plus grand désert de sel au monde. D'une superficie de plus de 4000 mètres carré, le Salar faisait jadis partie d'un lac de sel préhistorique situé dans le sud-ouest du pays. Le lac s'est asséché depuis, laissant une énorme couche de sel...

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'Brotherhood of Bears' Offers Intimate Peek Into Underrepresented Gay Male Subculture (NSFW)

(35) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 9:48 AM

In gay culture, "bears" are a subset of males who pride themselves on their large stature and rugged masculinity -- conveyed through traits like hairiness and accentuated testosterone. Although the subculture is far from underground, it may still remains unknown to some unfamiliar with the LGBT community.

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Banksy Gets All Vermeer In His New Mural

(1) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 9:36 AM

While the world at large was out chasing some poor man named Paul Horner, the real Banksy was hard at work preparing his very newest mural.

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The piece, dubbed "Girl with a Pierced Eardrum," is a 21st century revamp of Johannes Vermeer's "

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How To Be A Revolutionary Feminist Artist, While Hardly Noticing

(2) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 9:32 AM

Barbara Nessim's work may seem playful and even innocuous, but in fact, that's what makes her endless combinations of colors and lines so dangerous.

Since the 1960s Nessim has been at the front lines of both illustration and feminism, crafting androgynous superstars who straddle the line between...

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