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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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Step Inside Russia's Renowned Dance Company, The Bolshoi Ballet

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2015 | 11:15 AM

"You have to love dancing to stick to it," legendary dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham once said. "It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting...

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44 Stunning Art Studios That Will Inspire You To Get Back To Work

(26) Comments | Posted May 25, 2015 | 11:38 AM

Where do you make art?

It's a simple question with an infinite and colorful range of answers, from a swarming corner of your bedroom to a tranquil space in your backyard. Whatever your artistic studio may look like, its purpose remains the same: a holy place designed specifically for...

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8 Frida Kahlo Quotes That Capture Her Infinite Wisdom And Fire

(202) Comments | Posted May 22, 2015 | 9:32 AM

Her passion, her devotion. Her vulnerability, her drive. Her vision, her fire. Her flower crowns, her eyebrows. There are infinite reasons to love Mexican surrealist painter and ultimate source of life inspiration Frida Kahlo.

In honor of the New York Botanical Garden's recently opened...

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There Are Infinite Reasons To Love This Photographer And Her 97-Year-Old Muse

(24) Comments | Posted May 22, 2015 | 9:25 AM

"Ever since I can remember all I ever wanted to do is draw," Philadelphia-based artist Marie Ulmer once said. "I drew myself a lot since I was always there in the mirror." In 1924, Ulmer created her first self-portrait at seven years old. She hasn't...

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Artists Discuss The Problem With The 'O' Word -- Outsider Art

(1) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 8:28 AM


Zigalia - 2011, graphite & silver ink on paper, 10"x28"

"I believe that a paramount factor in the critical definition of the creative Outsider is that he or she should be possessed of an expressive impulse and should then externalize that impulse...

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UCLA Medical School's 'Guest Artist' Is Helping To Teach Doctors About Disease

(10) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 9:21 AM


Ted Meyer, Scarred for Life: Meyer uses block-print ink to transform human scars into vibrant colorful abstractions in his "Scarred for Life" series, inviting others to share the physical remnants of their survival stories.

Ted Meyer is the guest...

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'The Artist Is Absent' Celebrates Martin Margiela, A Fashion Icon Who Never Shows His Face

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 8:11 AM

Despite being one of the most respected and influential artists ever to grace the fashion circuit, Martin Margiela has managed to remain nearly invisible.

Since 1988, the Belgian designer has never agreed to a single interview, nor has he been photographed for any magazine. Rather, he's let his artworks...

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Meet Romaine Brooks, A 20th Century Artist Who Paved The Way for The 21st Century Lesbian

(11) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 9:10 AM


Edouard Manet's "Olympia" scandalized nearly everyone when it was first exhibited at the 1865 Paris Salon, its nude subject confronting the viewer with an unflinching gaze and brazen sexuality. Francisco Goya's Nude Maja, created over half of a century earlier, was similarly...

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16 Images That Capture The Dark And Beautiful Love Affair Between Art And Punk

(1) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 9:03 AM


Washington Project for the Arts, "Punk Art" catalogue, front and back covers, 1978.

"To me, punk rock is the freedom to create, freedom to be successful, freedom to not be successful, freedom to be who you are," punk Jedi Patti Smith...

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Φωτογραφίες αγάπης και γράμματα από μεγάλους έρωτες που μετρούν πάνω από 50 χρόνια

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2015 | 3:42 PM


Πολλοί είναι οι έρωτες που διαρκούν για πάντα, αλλά λίγοι είναι αυτοί που βλέπουν τα φως της δημοσιότητας.

Η φωτογράφος Lauren Fleishman που έχει την έδρα της στο Λονδίνο, βρήκε έμπνευση για το πιο πρόσφατο βιβλίο της με τίτλο «The Lovers» («Οι εραστές»), όταν...

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Bryan Fox's Dark Photographs Conjure Images Of Pain In Los Angeles

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 4:41 PM


Iowa-born and Pennsylvania-raised Bryan Fox identifies himself as a "quintessential hyphenate." Already a writer and director, the multidisciplinary creative recently delved into the world of photography as well. His first exhibition, entitled "WE. ALONE." took over downtown Los Angeles' Think Tank Gallery last...

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The 10 Most Crazy/Beautiful Art Happenings This Most Wild Of Frieze Weekends

(2) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 9:26 AM

frieze art fair tent

We don't know how it happened so quickly, but alas, Frieze week is upon us. Whether you're ironing your slacks, packing up your checkbook, or boarding the Ferry to Randall's Island with hopes of getting your butt tickled by a sexy...

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All Your Favorite Artists Team Up To Support Planned Parenthood

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 8:57 AM

"I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely," Simone de Beauvoir once said. "No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself." Long before Beauvoir's lifetime, women have been fighting for control of their rights,...

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Why Yoko Ono Is Her Own Breed Of Celebrity

(125) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 8:20 AM

Illustration by Priscilla Frank
In 1980, John Lennon and Yoko Ono sat down for an interview with David Sheff of Playboy Magazine. The two were finally back in the studio, recording again for the first...
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Photography Student Photographs Gorgeous Women Who Aren't Afraid To Take Up Space

(11) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 3:46 PM


"By the time I was five, I was a little diva," glorious queen Stevie Nicks once said. The word diva, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary, is defined as "a famous and successful woman who is very attractive and fashionable." Mix that understanding with Beyoncé's...

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These Deliciously Retro Photos Of Mediterranean Summer Are Candy For The Eyes

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 9:11 AM

The chlorine-tinged scent of the deliciously artificial pool. The silvery glimmer of the reflecting sun. The round, puffy embrace of an inflatable inner tube. These are the things summer is made of.


Photographer Gray Malin channels this recipe for the perfect summer eye...

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Artist Captures Photos And Letters From Great Loves That Have Lasted Over 50 Years

(6) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 4:12 PM


Some love stories last a lifetime, but many go unseen, unheard and undocumented.

England-based American photographer Lauren Fleishman found the inspiration for her recent book, "The Lovers," when she stumbled upon a treasure trove of love letters written from her grandfather to her grandmother...

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Η φωτογράφος που απαθανατίζει τους πρώην της σε υπέροχα (αλλά και αρκετά άβολα) πορτρέτα

(3) Comments | Posted May 9, 2015 | 3:02 PM

Για τους περισσότερους, η σκέψη του να πέσεις πάνω στον πρώην σου σε μια καφετέρια, ένα μπαρ ή οπουδήποτε, για να είμαστε ειλικρινείς, είναι εντελώς εφιαλτική. Για την Laura Beth Reese όμως, μια φωτογράφο από τη Βοστόνη, η ιδέα της επανασύνδεσης με έναν πρώην εραστή της φάνηκε ενδιαφέρουσα....

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Creating A Visual Language For Queer, Brown Femininity -- On Its Own Terms

(1) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 10:29 AM


Instructions for a Home Team

"The cyborg is a kind of disassembled and reassembled, postmodern collective and personal self," Donna J. Haraway writes in Simians, Cyborgs And Women: The Reinvention Of Nature. "This is the self feminists must code." Haraway...

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Photographer Snaps Portraits Of Her Exes, Embraces The Awkwardness Of It All

(6) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 10:14 AM


To many, the thought of running into an ex at a coffee shop, a bar or just about anywhere is utterly torturous. However, for Boston-based photographer Laura Beth Reese, the idea of reconnecting with a previous lover was intriguing. The...

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