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Happy Birthday, Marcel Duchamp!

Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts

In honor of Marcel Duchamp's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. Today is the 12...

Cocteau d'Azur: Year 2: Subconscious Nazi & Marriage Hall Boys

Frank Browning | Posted 03.09.2013 | Arts
Frank Browning

Cocteau idolaters praise him as a courageous avatar who maneuvered his way through both the excitement and glitter of les années folles, never hid his homosexuality, and challenged conventional surface realities. All of which is, to a degree, true.

The Louvre Moves North on the Slag Heap of Art

Frank Browning | Posted 02.09.2013 | Arts
Frank Browning

Unlike the dwarfing monumentalism of the Louvre Palace, where the caramel weight of a faded empire bears down on every square centimeter, this new Louvre-on-a-coal mine is as light and airy as a Nordic cloud.

Craniums, Carcasses, Castles

Frank Browning | Posted 01.21.2013 | Arts
Frank Browning

Stunningly nightmarish is an entire room packed with 36 seemingly identical paintings of carcasses. The beef carcasses are among the most realistic of the artist's paintings, even as they are also semi-surreal dream-memory works that seem to explode into your eyes.

Surreal Shots Of Flying Houses

Posted 08.16.2012 | Arts

Caught in the hustle and bustle of crowded streets, big city dwellers might not always have the time to stop and enjoy the scenery. But a French photo...

Happy 125th Birthday, Marcel Duchamp!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

Today is the 125th anniversary of the birth of French artist and readymade master, Marcel Duchamp. The artist was born in the upper Normandy region...

Eye Candy For Bastille Day

Posted 07.14.2012 | Arts

Today is Bastille Day, and we could think of no better way to celebrate the Fête de la Fédération than by sharing the work of prolific French publi...

A Hard Look at "Soft Work," Sterling Ruby's Cushy and Satirical Solo Exhibition in France

ARTINFO | Posted 08.08.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

REIMS -- "Soft Work," Sterling Ruby's first solo show in France, opened last week at the Champagne-Ardenne FRAC in Reims. It focuses on several new pi...

Happy Birthday, Renoir!

Posted 02.25.2012 | Arts

Today marks the 170th birthday of Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The French artist with a keen eye for feminine beauty did not come from a wealthy background ...

"Occupy Wall Screen": A Renowned French Media Artist Takes On Wall Street (VIDEO)

Michael Kurcfeld | Posted 03.31.2012 | Arts
Michael Kurcfeld

2012-01-31-worldskinBBBBBB.jpg French media artist Maurice Benayoun is probably France's most cutting-edge artist.

Which Impressionist Painter Had A Lovechild With His Piano Teacher?

Posted 01.23.2012 | Arts

Today marks the 180th Birthday of Edouard Manet, the outspoken artist synonymous with forward-thinking movements such as Impressionism and Realism. Ma...

WATCH: Headsplitting New Museum Design

Posted 11.27.2011 | Arts

Vegas, eat your heart out: a new museum in the works, 'La Paille Dans L'œil Du Voisin,' brings imaginative architecture to surreal new heights. Frenc...

WATCH: Birth And Death At Venice Biennale: An Interview With Christian Boltanski

Michael Kurcfeld | Posted 10.10.2011 | Arts
Michael Kurcfeld

It's not every day that a journalist becomes part of a work of art. In a stroke of autobiographical fervor a few years ago Christian Boltanski had so...