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Art Exhibits

Collecting Art: Philanthropy or Self-Glorification?

Olivier Berggruen | Posted 06.16.2014 | World
Olivier Berggruen

The last few years have ushered in a new era in the craze for contemporary art, with prices reaching such dizzying heights that many feel inclined to predict its collapse. Yet, the bubble shows no sign of bursting. Art buying has become the favorite playground of a super-rich elite isolated from the economic realities that shape the lives of most humans.

Judy Fiskin: The Hammer's Summer Blockbuster

Tom Teicholz | Posted 07.29.2014 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

In keeping with summer being the season for superhero sequels, the Hammer Museum is presenting "Made in L.A. 2014," its second biennial selection of contemporary artists working in Los Angeles.

14 of the Most Anticipated Museum Shows of 2014

MutualArt | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

As the memories of our favorite exhibitions from 2013 wane, 2014 promises a slew of exciting museum shows opening around the world.

Big Doings in Van Gogh's Beloved Brabant

Christian Josi | Posted 03.22.2014 | Arts
Christian Josi

It is a happy problem for enthusiasts like me that there are so many possibilities to walk in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh today, nearly 125 years after the artists' death.

Opening Day Art Basel Miami Beach: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

There's a lot of art, which isn't to say it is all good, and there are a lot of art dealers trying to sell their wares. Here are some tips for navigating the fair.

His Photos May Just Change Your Life

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Victor M. Feraru

The images that twenty-one year old Kyle Thompson creates are hard to get out of your head. His photographs are real life depictions of scenes played out in his imagination.

Museum Hop in San Francisco -- for Free!

Paul Iorio | Posted 11.10.2013 | San Francisco
Paul Iorio

The secret to seeing world-class museums in San Francisco for free is to visit them on the first Tuesday of the month, when they don't charge admission. One can save around 70 bucks checking out some of the smartest art collections in the U.S.

Dutch Treat: Breakout Artist Levi Van Veluw on 'The Collapse of Cohesion' and 'Origin of the Beginning'

Christian Josi | Posted 11.07.2013 | Arts
Christian Josi

Dutch artist Levi van Veluw, an award-winning, multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in the Netherlands, burst onto the scene in 2006 at the ripe old age of 21. Although fresh out of school, it didn't take long for Van Veluw's portrait series to gain international attention.

James Turrell's Light Art Installation Opens in Las Vegas

Julie Baumgardner | Posted 09.14.2013 | Arts
Julie Baumgardner

In a bait 'n switch as every mastermind has been known to do, Turrell has undertaken a project almost anathema to the earth-connected, sensory-perception art that he's invented.

Must-See Summer Art Exhibits

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.23.2013 | Arts

The sun is out, the weather is warm and the blockbuster art exhibits are upon us. Yes, dear readers, we're on the cusp of summer and we couldn't be ha...

When Shredded Vuitton Bags Became Art: Jordan Doner's 'Luxury Explosions' Exhibit

Zandile Blay | Posted 07.13.2013 | Arts
Zandile Blay

The New York-based artist is debuting his new work, Amazon nesting and his popular work, Luxury Explosions, which debuted at Art Basel in 2009.

'Vincent is Back' at the Kröller-Müller: Famed Museum Well Prepared for the Master's 160th Birthday

Christian Josi | Posted 05.28.2013 | Arts
Christian Josi

This Saturday is a big day for Vincent Van Gogh geeks like me. This day is the 160th anniversary of the birth of our beloved hero. But what to do when the world's largest collection of works by Van Gogh is unavailable until early May while the building undergoes extensive renovations?

10 Must-See Art Exhibits This Month

Posted 03.03.2013 | Arts

March is here, which means the last month of winter is finally coming to a close and art admirers everywhere are slowly venturing out of their seasona...

A Decade Of Mark Rothko

Posted 12.14.2012 | Arts

Before he surrendered himself to the radiant rectangle -- the shape that would come to symbolize his best-known works -- Mark Rothko had a figurative,...

Bob Dylan Plays Artist At Madison Avenue Gallery

Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.29.2013 | Arts
Katherine Brooks

If you didn't know Bob Dylan's art exhibit opened this week at Gagosian Gallery in New York City, you're not alone. The Freewheelin' musician seems to...

An Exquisite Journey Through The Mundane

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.23.2012 | Arts

When it comes to mundane materials, there is perhaps no artist alive today who can unearth the poetic beauty of found items like Gabriel Orozco. In a ...

LOOK: NYC Exhibit Takes Intimate Look At Gay Russian Asylum Seekers

Posted 10.26.2012 | Gay Voices

"The models' nakedness is a powerful visual statement imbued with symbolism. They are not nude but naked, for they had courage to shed the many layers...

Passengers Go Topless For This Taxi Driver...Art?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.27.2012 | Arts

We've always heard that Berlin is a bastion of liberalism, but a new exhibit at the city's Galeria Casablanca has us aghast at just how open-minded so...

Political Art From The 18th Century To Today

Posted 09.27.2012 | Arts

Ever since the dawn of elections in the United States, there have been members of both ends of the political spectrum who have sought to voice their o...

A Conversation With Artist Polly Apfelbaum

Blue Carreon | Posted 09.13.2012 | Arts
Blue Carreon

The artist Polly Apfelbaum is not one to shy away from colors. She embraces them, all of them. In fact, the brighter and bolder they are, the better.

Yayoi Kusama's Breathtaking, Bulbed Fireflies

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

Yayoi Kusama, Fireflies on the Water, 2002. Mirror, plexiglass, 150 lights and water, Overall: 111 x 144 1/2 x 144 1/2 in. (281.9 x 367 x 367 cm), a...

Leonora Hamill: 'Art In Progress'

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 04.28.2012 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

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PHOTOS: Frida Kahlo Exhibit Hits Artisphere

The Huffington Post | Megan Arellano | Posted 02.22.2012 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- For the first time in the United States, vistors can view more than 250 personal images from Frida Kahlo at Artisphere. From an asto...

Mama to Be?

Clare Winterton | Posted 04.09.2012 | Impact
Clare Winterton

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'Shaw Art Walk' Will Highlight Works At Convention Center, Neighborhood Galleries

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- While the Walter E. Washington Convention Center has been the scene of plenty of protests since it opened in 2003, nobody should be pick...