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Sugarcoating the Art of Real Estate

Filip Noterdaeme | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Filip Noterdaeme

In the meantime, I cannot help wondering about the "subtlety" of inviting an African American artist to highlight the historic past of labor exploitation in the sugar trade before erasing one of its monuments and replacing it with a monument to gentrification.

Female Artists Are a Force to Be Reckoned With

MutualArt | Posted 02.28.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

Although the artists often intersect one or more of the categories, they were loosely assigned to each to help illustrate how sexual identity, politics, internal experience and pleasures and pressures of domestic life are explored through their work.

Unraveling: The Art of Christa Maiwald

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Embracing dichotomy, stitch-by-stitch, is finally what lends Maiwald's pieces both their intimate and universal powers.

Celebrating Women Artists Every Day of the Year

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

Today at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a new installation in our 20th century galleries is brimming with great works by women. These range from a Miriam Schapiro "femmage" to one of Susan Rothenberg's breakthrough horse paintings of the mid-1970s.

Blue for Black

Kenya (Robinson) | Posted 05.28.2013 | Arts
Kenya (Robinson)

I went to the Whitney Museum of Art to partake in one of their latest offerings, Blues For Smoke, a saucy gumbo of Walker, Hammons, Whitten, O'Grady, among many others. The exhibition serves a mostly-brown stew, bubbling over with work tucked into nearly every corner.

GUESS WHO?

Posted 03.15.2013 | Arts

HuffPost Arts&Culture is celebrating Women's History Month with the help of our favorite artists -- female artists, of course. Every day of March we'r...

Kara Walker Addresses Art and Controversy at the Newark Public Library

Jessica Kramer | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Jessica Kramer

Kara Walker is no stranger to controversy. On Thursday, March 7, 2013, the African-American visual artist addressed a room of more than 100 people in New Jersey's Newark Public Library to talk about her work and its most recent firestorm.

Kara Walker Calls New Exhibit Her 'Never-Ending War With Race'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.23.2013 | Arts

Kara Walker has never really taken to subtle references, voicing her opinions on race, gender and sexuality through striking, often disturbing, imager...

Kara Walker's Controversial Drawing Of Slave Having Sex Returns To Newark Public Library

AP | Posted 01.22.2013 | Arts

NEWARK, N.J. -- A library that covered up a drawing of a black female slave having sex with a white man after workers found it inappropriate is displa...

The Arts Class Of 2012

AP | By HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.09.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- Michael Chabon credits his latest honor to the gray in his beard. "I knew that when the gray came in it was only a matter of time before ...

Artists Who Don't Make Art Still Make Millions

Posted 02.04.2012 | Arts

There was a time when the artist at work meant hours of solitude, piles of tossed-out failed works, and clothes covered in smudges of charcoal and pai...

Kiss & Tell: Performance Art At MoMA PS1

Christopher Y. Lew | Posted 01.18.2012 | Arts
Christopher Y. Lew

The near-impossible can happen in performance art. Chris Burden was famously shot in the arm for one performance, the late Italian artist Gino de Domi...

From Victim to Victor: Women Turn the Representation of Rape Inside Out.

G. Roger Denson | Posted 03.08.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

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Do You Feel Like We Do?: Chats with Peter Frampton, Lenka, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, and William Fitzsimmons

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.05.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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PHOTOS: Kara Walker On Sexuality, Slavery And Shadow Puppets

Posted 07.30.2011 | Arts

The exhibition “Fall Frum Grace, Miss Pipi’s Blue Tale” at Lehmann Maupin Gallery is a collection of three new video works from Kara Walker. Tho...

PHOTOS: New York Gallery Week 2011 Is Upon Us!

Posted 07.05.2011 | Arts

Make sure to wear your most comfortable shoes because this year’s New York Gallery Week is a three-day event comprised of 60 galleries and not-for-p...

XX Chromosocial: Women Artists Cross The Homosocial Divide

G. Roger Denson | Posted 03.08.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

The rise of feminism corresponds roughly with the expansion of the artworld to include women's production. This is a history that began predominantly in impelling women's art as an expression of the identification of women apart from men.

HIGHLIGHTS: Surrealist, Creepy, And Haunted

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The Arts page last week focused on a lot of strange and disturbing art, perfect for the Halloween spirit. From the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead ...

Almost Political By Accident: Artist Kara Walker

Robert Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Robert Ayers

Kara Walker makes some of the most unsettling and thought-provoking art that you'll see anywhere these days. Her principal subject is power and its ab...

A Tale of Two Biennials: Santa Fe and Denver

Leanne Goebel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Leanne Goebel

Sixteen years ago, Santa Fe had a vision to establish a contemporary art museum with the focus of bringing contemporary art to the city with an accompanying biennial. In 2008, Denver decided to join the biennial craze.

Dr. Leslie King Hammond's Artistic Vitality (VIDEO)

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Timothy Cooper

With all of Dr. King-Hammond's success, nothing may bring her more satisfaction then the gift of spreading the love that art can bring to one's life. This is something the doctor can attest to first hand.

Jason Wu, Thakoon Panichgul Celebrate Glamour's 70th Anniversary (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The Glamour Project art exhibit celebrated Glamour magazine's 70th Anniversary with a dinner hosted by editor-in-chief Cindi Leive and Senior Vice Pre...

Artists For Change Art Auction In New York

Crains | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

More than 200 famous artists, including Chuck Close and Kara Walker, will auction off their work next Tuesday to raise money for social activist organ...