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A-List Art Stars Head To LA's Art Platform Gala

Posted 09.25.2012 | Arts

The Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), a non-profit art organization dedicated to curating site- and situation-specific contemporary art projects in...

Stunning Video Of A Famous Spanish Landmark Transformed

Posted 09.25.2012 | Arts

Recognize this famous Spanish landmark? Antoni Gaudi's architectural 20th century masterpiece Sagrada Familia, received a psychedelic facelift fro...

Three Turner Paintings Are Real And Potentially Worth Millions

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.27.2012 | Arts

Three oil paintings at the National Museum Cardiff were revealed as genuine works by renown British artist J.M.W. Turner this week, the BBC reports. T...

Happy Birthday, Mark Rothko!

Posted 09.25.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of famed abstract painter, Mark Rothko. The Russian-American artist, known for his radiant rectangles of color, would turn 109 i...

Goodwill Painting Sells For Thousands

Posted 09.24.2012 | Arts

Earlier this summer, North Carolina artist Beth Feeback discovered the Goodwill find of a lifetime, nabbing an authentic abstract painting by Ilya Bol...

Could This Be The Mona Lisa's Prequel?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.27.2012 | Arts

Art experts this week are claiming that they have found an early version of Leonardo da Vinci's wryly smiling beauty, Mona Lisa, reports The Daily Mai...

Animals Out Of The Wild

Posted 09.24.2012 | Arts

If you grew up in an American suburb, surrounded by sprawling subdivisions on one side and pockets of rarely trekked forest on the other, you can't he...

L.A. Street Artist Creates Giant City-Wide Hoax

Posted 09.20.2012 | Arts

Los Angeles-based artist Wild Life recently took over his city's landmarks in a giant guerilla art installation that has urban residents confused. ...

'Beast Jesus' Woman Wants A Share Of The Profits

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.27.2012 | Arts

The saga of the world's favorite restoration FAIL has taken another turn for the insane, solidifying the fact that this Internet meme will likely neve...

St. Petersburg's First Public Art Festival Kicks Off Today

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.27.2012 | Arts

St. Petersburg is one of the most famous art havens in the world, known for its 200+ museums filled with artists like Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, and Kan...

Happy 'Ask A Curator Day'!

Posted 09.19.2012 | Arts

Have you ever wandered around a great art exhibition and just felt like you could be best buds with whomever thoughtfully chose those works of art? Th...

The Art of Praying With Suds and Sweat

Lia Chavez | Posted 11.18.2012 | Arts
Lia Chavez

Drawing the roller sponge mop from soapy water, I placed it on the pavement, feeling both frightened and foolish. It was at that precise moment that the words "HEAL US" rang unquestionably in my mind.

Virgin Mary Gets A Pop Culture Makeover

Posted 09.20.2012 | Arts

Artists have always had a soft spot for the Virgin Mary. From Michelangelo to Dali, the beloved female figure has been depicted time and time again in...

How Damien Hirst's Tate Show Made Millions

Posted 09.17.2012 | Arts

Art critics around the world might disagree on the worthiness of mega-artist Damien Hirst, but there's no denying his ability to intrigue the museum-g...

Happy Birthday, Jean Arp!

Posted 09.16.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of French avante-garde artist Jean Arp. The sculptor and painter, who when speaking in German referred to himself as Hans, would...

Vinyl Artist On The LP Too Sacred To Paint

Posted 09.15.2012 | Arts

The thought of paint layered on a precious vinyl record is probably enough to make die-hard collectors cringe. But fear not, album aficionados, vinyl ...

ZERO1 Biennial in San Jose: Seeking Silicon Valley (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 11.14.2012 | Arts

The motto of the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial in San Jose is Seeking Silicon Valley. The 2012 ZERO1 Biennial features an extensive program of exhibitions, publ...

Is There An Arab Spring Happening In The Art Market?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.27.2012 | Arts

Two paintings by the father of modern Egyptian painting, Mahmoud Said, are poised to lead Christie's Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian, and Turkis...

Alighiero Boetti at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Artwrit | Posted 09.12.2012 | Arts

On the one hand, contemporary art history is about the expansion of the site of art from being between one artist and his audience to being about collaboration. On the other hand, ironically, it's about a narrow focus on individuals.

20 Artworks Inspired By 9/11

Posted 09.11.2012 | Arts

Since the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, artists from the United States and abroad have attempted to capture the variety of responses they hav...

Underwater Croquet, Flying Fireman And Other Innovations That Didn't Happen In 2000

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.11.2012 | Arts

If you asked a 19th century Parisian what the world would look like in the year 2000, we bet they would talk a lot about underwater recreation and win...

Sleeping Beauty Is Awakened By An Unexpected Kiss

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.11.2012 | Arts

We were pretty miffed when we received a press release for Taras Polataiko's performance art piece, "Sleeping Beauties," at the National Art Museum of...

Artist Photographs Struggle For Freedom In Syria

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.04.2012 | Arts

Syrian artist Jaber Al Azmeh began his series of red and black photographs during the early stages of the revolutionary movement in his country. He so...

Artists Use Puppets To Portray Indonesia's Violent Past

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.10.2012 | Arts

Indonesia's Papermoon Puppet Theater is taking an art form we often associate with children's stories and turning it into a vehicle for addressing the...

Going Forward in Reverse: The Present Tense(ion) of History Painting (Banisadr, Howe, Dalwood, Steir, Taaffe, Quayola, Wang)

G. Roger Denson | Posted 02.07.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson