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See How The Nude Body Has Changed Over The Past 50 Years (NSFW)

Posted 02.20.2014 | Arts

When you look back on the artistic contributions of Chuck Close, you likely imagine oversized hyperrealistic portraits that resemble celebrity mugshot...

The Artist Multiple: A Collector's Source List

MutualArt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

But what is great about editions and multiples, is that they are meant to be more accessible and fun. These often whimsical objects can lend a breath of creativity to the more functional areas of life -- like kitchenware, rugs, jewelry and furniture.

Chuck Close: Up Close at Guild Hall

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.10.2013 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

"This is our best show ever," exulted Guild Hall Executive Director Ruth Appelhof, repeating what she says every August, as she greets guests for the ...

Experience of a Lifetime

Shana Sigmond | Posted 09.01.2013 | Style
Shana Sigmond

I have pieces on my walls that I bought for $5, ones given to me as gifts, those I found while traveling, some that once hung in my parents' home, a few I made myself, several made by friends... and even, yes, a couple I bought at galleries.

'Both Grotesque And Brutally Honest'

Leigh Silver | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts

Anyone can tell you who's already made it, but HuffPost Arts & Culture's On Our Radar series is here to tell you who's about to blow up -- and, in som...

A Peek Behind Chuck Close's Photorealistic Paintings

Posted 04.03.2013 | Arts

Chuck Close begins with a photograph, which is then overlaid with a grid and meticulously translated, cell by cell, into paint. The photo maquettes --...

Met Shows How Warhol Changed Everything

AP | Posted 11.18.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — Andy Warhol's far-reaching impact on contemporary art is the subject of a new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Regardi...

The Large, the Small, and How to Connect Them

Mario Livio | Posted 08.26.2012 | Science
Mario Livio

In order to unify the theory of the large -- general relativity -- with the theory of the small -- quantum mechanics -- physicists had to examine the properties of spacetime on the tiniest scales. And here is where the problem arose.

Follow Museums Like Others Follow Sports Teams

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 07.30.2012 | Arts
Nick Kolakowski

Like sports teams, many of the major museums live and die by their seasonal lineup. A series of good shows attracts paying visitors, and generates the buzz that draws headlines, sponsorships, and donors.

MTA Taps Big Artists For Second Avenue Subway

| Amy Zimmer | Posted 05.15.2012 | New York

MANHATTAN — After the digging and blasting, the dust and noise, the Second Avenue Subway will have shiny new stations with installations from art s...

PHOTOS: Art World Gathers For Frieze New York

Posted 05.02.2013 | New York

The 2012 Frieze Art Fair has officially kicked off in New York with fans of the best in contemporary art gathered at Randall's Island Park on Thursday...

Kerry Washington Aims To Adopt Failing Schools

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.23.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington and Forest Whitaker are adopting some of the nation's worst-performing schools and pledged M...

Creativity Exercises (PHOTOS)

Peter Carroll | Posted 06.02.2012 | Arts
Peter Carroll

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Alan Cumming Mashes Up Adele, Lady Gaga And Katy Perry

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 03.22.2012 | Home

Sporting plaid pants and a snug long-sleeved shirt, Alan Cumming serenaded a sea of stars Wednesday night for the Lunchbox Fund's cocktail-attire (loo...

Great Food and Good Art -- Review: 'New Work,' M. Saffell Gardner and Tylonn J. Sawyer

Colin Darke | Posted 05.15.2012 | Detroit
Colin Darke

Cass Café Gallery's current show is by M. Saffell Gardner and Tylonn J. Sawyer. These are two very different artists, and the Gallery highlights certain weaknesses of both artists by showing them together.

Looking For Cindy Sherman: A Retrospective At MoMA

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.28.2012 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

On the 6th floor of the Museum of Modern Art, Cindy Sherman is just where you want her, everywhere.

Resale Royalties Are Roiling the Art Market in the U.K. and California

Daniel Grant | Posted 03.18.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

In the past 15 months, several lawsuits by artists have been filed against collectors, art galleries and auctioneers Christie's, Sotheby's and even eBay, for failing to pay a percentage of the profits, referred to as royalties, when artworks are sold in California on the secondary market.

Olsen Twins Make Forbes' List Of 30 Artists Under 30

Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts

It is hard enough for a twenty-something to be able to take care of oneself, let alone establish oneself in the art world. But here are 30 artists and...

The Darker Side Of Human Folly: This Artweek.LA (Dec. 19-Jan. 1, 2012)

Bill Bush | Posted 02.20.2012 | Arts
Bill Bush

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A Picture Worth 1000 Words

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.23.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

When last week I talked about the provocative performance staged by Marina Abramovic for the MOCA Gala, I sort of expected a good response but still...

To Tag Or Not To Tag

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.03.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Rudyard Kipling in one of his poems, more than a hundred years ago, famously said, "East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet." Hmm, I wonder what he would say if he had the chance to see the exhibition by Los Angeles artist Gajin Fujita at L.A. Louver Gallery. You want to see clash of civilizations? Here's your chance.

Where Do Important Artists Come From?

David Galenson | Posted 12.24.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

Simply put, important new artists are most likely to emerge in the same cities where important artists have emerged in the recent past. And even more narrowly, in recent decades important new artists have been most likely to emerge from the same academic institutions that have produced important artists in the past.

Artists Sue Ebay Over Royalties

AP | Posted 12.20.2011 | Arts

LOS ANGELES — Famed New York painter Chuck Close and other artists are suing Sotheby's, Christie's and eBay, contending the auctioneers willfull...

Artists Sue Auction Houses Over Royalty Dispute

online.wsj.com | Posted 12.19.2011 | Arts

A group of major artists, including painter Chuck Close, and the heirs of abstract expressionist Sam Francis and sculptor Robert Graham, filed a pair ...

PHOTOS: Top 10 Artists' Muses and Mistresses

Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts

The old saying tells us that "Behind every great man there is a great woman," but oftentimes artists keep their beauties right where they can see them...