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Happy Birthday, Courbet!

Posted 06.10.2013 | Arts

In honor of Gustave Courbet's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. We can think o...

East German Painter Dies At 92

AP | Posted 06.11.2013 | Arts

BERLIN -- Willi Sitte, one of East Germany's most eminent artists and a key representative of Communism's preferred socialist realism painting style, ...

Happy Birthday, Frank Lloyd Wright!

Posted 06.08.2013 | Arts

In honor of Frank Lloyd Wright's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. Today marks...

A Unique Family Portrait

Posted 06.07.2013 | Arts

Camilla Catrambone is a portrait photographer of sorts, yet her carefully arranged images -- homages to her family members -- feature no smiles, faces...

Art That Can ONLY Be Seen From One Spot

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 08.06.2013 | Arts

PARIS — Art is often seen as lofty – but perhaps none more than a new roof installation in Paris that's only visible from the top of the E...

Hiding In Plain Sight

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.14.2013 | Arts

Liu Bolin, a Chinese artist known as the "Invisible Man," performed one of his signature disappearing acts at Eli Klein Fine Art in New York this week...

Playing With Color

Posted 06.06.2013 | Arts

Chicago-based photographer Paul Octavious certainly has a knack for transforming mundane images into clever art projects. For his latest photo end...

A Rug That Costs $33.7 Million

AP | Posted 06.06.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- A Persian rug from the early 17th century has sold for $33.7 million in New York City. Sotheby's auction house says Wednesday's price for...

Mirrored Beauty

Posted 06.06.2013 | Arts

Need a creative way to transform your old, vintage snapshots? How about do like Fabienne Rivory, an artist who melds watercolor painting and retro lan...

Happy Birthday, Diego Velazquez!

Posted 06.06.2013 | Arts

In honor of Diego Velazquez's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. Today we would...

Photo Goes Viral On Tiananmen Square Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts

Yesterday was the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, commemorated every year on June 4 or -- due to stringent censorship efforts by the Chi...

Shepard Fairey Portrait Of Turkish Leader

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts

Street artist extraordinaire Shepard Fairey has issued a response to the ongoing protests in Turkey. The graphic designer released a portrai...

History Under The Hammer

AP | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts

PARIS — Pieces of the Iron Curtain's most iconic symbol, the Berlin Wall, are being put up for auction in Paris after being decorated by some of...

Kathleen Massara

LOOK: Wrapping-Up The Venice Biennale

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Massara | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts

The Venice Biennale officially opened to the public on June 1, which means the VIP crowd was long gone by the time the common people were able to take...

A Museum Makeover For Marseille

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts

MARSEILLE, France — A new flagship museum dedicated to Mediterranean civilization in Marseille is hoping to shake off the southern metropolis' r...

'Stolen' Mural Sells For $1.1 Million

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.26.2013 | Arts

Banksy's controversial mural, "Slave Labour," sold for an impressive $1.1 million at a private auction in London this week, reports Bloomberg News. Th...

Art That's Hot In Venice

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 06.03.2013 | Arts

VENICE, Italy -- The 55th Venice Biennale, the world's most prestigious art fair, features national pavilions from 88 countries, 10 presenting work fo...

Black Bodies In Propaganda

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 06.03.2013 | Arts

PHILADELPHIA -- A new exhibit created by a University of Pennsylvania professor and host of a popular public television show examines how wartime prop...

Search For The Unicorn

Posted 06.02.2013 | Arts

Unicorns are taking over The Metropolitan Museum of Art -- the institute's Hudson River haven, The Cloisters, to be exact. Artworks devoted to the...

Russia Gets Avant-Garde

Posted 05.31.2013 | Arts

The canvases of Russian-born artist Nahum Tschacbasov are filled with familiar themes -- quasi-religious imagery, romantic landscapes, not-so-subtle r...

The Truth About Art And Dogs

Posted 05.31.2013 | Arts

Our favorite art dealing comedian Jim Kempner is back with a new episode of his hilarious web series, "The Madness of Art," in which the Chelsea-based...

It's Settled!

AP | Posted 07.30.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — A legal fight between the legendary rock band The Velvet Underground and the Andy Warhol Foundation is over. Court papers made publi...

The Cutest Doodle Project We've Ever Seen

Posted 05.31.2013 | Arts

You begin with a spontaneous shape and go from there. That's the gist of David Habben's inspirational doodle series "Shapes of Consciousness." The Sal...

Behold The Strawscraper!

Posted 05.30.2013 | Arts

The Swedish architecture firm Belatchew Arkitekter devised a bizarre new plan for updating one of Stockholm's tallest buildings. They have proposed ad...

UK Museum Staff Go On Strike

AP | Posted 07.29.2013 | Arts

LONDON — Workers at museums and galleries in Britain – including top tourist spots like the British Museum and the National Gallery &ndash...