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Anonymous Buyer Fails To Come Up With Money For Banksy's Nazi Thrift Store Painting

Posted 11.12.2013 | Arts

Remember when Banksy purchased a $50 landscape painting from a New York City thrift store, added a Nazi to the placid scene, and then dropped the artw...

The Most Breathtaking Photos From Around The World This Week

Posted 11.08.2013 | Arts

Welcome to "Moving Image," our roundup of the best photos from around the world this week. The following images tell the story of the past seven da...

The 15 Best Moustaches In History

Posted 11.08.2013 | Arts

In case you haven't noticed the abundance of upper-lip hair this month, we're here to tell you that we're in the thick of No Shave November, or the eq...

LIGHT: Bruce Munro at Cheekwood Gardens

Dale B. Cohen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Dale B. Cohen

The heart of the exhibit is the "Field of Light" in part because of its sheer scale tumbling out from the hillside of the Mansion onto the fields below -- and in part because of its mesmerizing quality, as the sea of twinkling lights sway and the colors change and move over the landscape.

Discriminating Taste: Rhapsody in Black Puts Audiences on the Path to Transcending Racism

Jaime Lubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jaime Lubin

Charming, self-deprecatingly funny, linguistically awesome, LeLand Gantt imbues every word that falls from his mouth with all the passion and poignancy of a preacher speaking the Gospel. You will find truth and triumph in Rhapsody in Black.

8-Year-Old Piano Prodigy Rejects 'Mozart' Comparison

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.04.2013 | Arts

Called "Little Miss Mozart" by some, 8-year-old Alma Deutscher wants no part of a nickname that many might find flattering. "I want to be Alma, not Mo...

From the Boardroom to the Gallery, Women Shut Out

Janice Sands | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Janice Sands

In Gagosian Gallery's new exhibition, "The Show Is Over," of the 35 artists featured, just one is female; a staggering reminder of how much work there is left to be done in furthering gender equity within the arts.

'Calvin And Hobbes' Like You've Always Wanted To See Them

Posted 11.02.2013 | Arts

In a beautiful example of fan-made animation (fanimation?), a Canadian artist has created an adorable homage to the timeless "Calvin and Hobbes" comic...

Banksy Thrift Store Painting Sells For Whopping $615,000

Posted 11.01.2013 | Arts

Bidding on Banksy's re-worked thrift store painting has finally come to a close this week. The second-hand artwork, originally purchased for $50 and a...

The Most Breathtaking Photos From Around The World This Week

Posted 11.07.2013 | Arts

Welcome to "Moving Image," our roundup of the best photos from around the world this week. The following images tell the story of the past seven da...

Creating the Bat #2: Kelley Jones

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Kelley Jones is easily one of the most recognizable artists to have ever drawn Batman. Infusing his artwork with moody ambiance and a heavy influence from Universal and Hammer horror films, his Batman tended to be a Gothic image, rather than a "realistic" depiction of a man in a costume.

Banksy's Identity Revealed?

Posted 11.01.2013 | Arts

Ever since Banksy arrived in New York City this month, bloggers have gone crazy speculating as to the true identify of Britain's illustrious -- and ve...

Art Words: Holding It Together

Daniel Leighton | Posted 12.29.2013 | Arts
Daniel Leighton

Pieces of heart. Disconnection from Self. The shadow that surrounds you: What you know you could be, what you fear you might be. Caught up in a p...

Iran Contest Pays Big Bucks For Anti-U.S. Art

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.28.2013 | Arts

Hardliners in Iran are encouraging artistic works that express hate for the United States. Conservatives upset with newly elected President Hassan ...

82nd & Fifth: HEAD OF CLASS by Stuart Pyhrr

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 12.28.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This helmet's design features a siren whose tail splits into two and curls up on each side into a thick acanthus scroll. "You have a sense of an indep...

From Beethoven To 'Afternoon Delight'

Posted 10.25.2013 | Arts

HuffPost Arts&Culture's Haiku Reviews is a monthly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in th...

The Most Breathtaking Photos From Around The World This Week

Posted 10.25.2013 | Arts

Welcome to "Moving Image," our roundup of the best photos from around the world this week. The following images tell the story of the past seven da...

82nd & Fifth: THE DARK LORD by Kurt Behrendt

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 12.24.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This work depicts the Buddhist deity Mahakala, which means the "great dark one" or "blackness," standing on a corpse and holding a knife and a skull. ...

82nd & Fifth: CENTERPIECE by Carlos A. Picón

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 12.24.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This statue of the god Dionysus is a Roman copy of a Greek original. The Greek work would have been a religious cult figure in a temple; the Roman obj...

82nd & Fifth: SHE by Jason Sun

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 12.24.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This statuette was made in China during the Golden Age of the Tang Dynasty, when a woman sat on the throne. "It also tells us a lot about human nature...

82nd & Fifth: IDENTITY by Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 12.23.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This mechanical table's hidden buttons and wind-up mechanism almost magically revealed secret compartments. "This furniture allowed you to move in cer...

Art Is Always Better When You View It From A Plane

Posted 10.21.2013 | Arts

Altogether, it took 30,000 wooden pegs, 2,000 tons of soil and 2,000 tons of sand for artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada to create his stunning, 11-acre po...

The Most Breathtaking Photos From Around The World This Week

Posted 10.18.2013 | Arts

Welcome to "Moving Image," our roundup of the best photos from around the world this week. The following images tell the story of the past seven da...

The Most Breathtaking Photos From Around The World This Week

Posted 10.10.2013 | Arts

Welcome to "Moving Image," our roundup of the best photos from around the world this week. The following images tell the story of the past seven da...

Infinite Variety Productions: A Piece of My Heart

Sandra Kwesi Cameron | Posted 10.10.2013 | Arts
Sandra Kwesi Cameron

There is no official count of the women who served in Vietnam, the all-volunteer female enlistees were forced to put an "m" next to their names signifying male. For this reason, there are only estimates of the Vietnam female servicewomen ranging between 10,000-100,000.