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How Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram Are Revolutionizing Modern Art

Simone Collins | Posted 04.10.2014 | Arts
Simone Collins

If you would like a succinct peek at the present online art scene, sit down for a chat with California-based comic artist and animator Andrew Stewart.

Jennifer Vanderpool: Family Stories in Ukraine

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Formalist, familiar, mythological, personal, universal, historical and emotional -- hers is not the only undiscovered history playing out in these prints.

Is the Art Show Becoming the Armory Show?

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The Armory Show is held at Piers 92 and 94 in New York City and is perhaps the best advertised and attended art show of the week.

For Warren Rosser, the space between Is Easily Maneuvered

Blair Schulman | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
Blair Schulman

While some works invite you to step up and take a closer look, the thrill of the space between, Warren Rosser's current exhibition at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art in Kansas City, is standing back and allowing the eye to absorb it in full.

That Obscure (Surrealist) Object of Desire

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts
Bernard-Henri Lévy

From a reading of this fascinating book, which provides an indispensable counterpoint to two exhibitions on the same theme at the Pompidou Center in Paris and the Lyon Museum of Fine Arts, one leaves with the renewed certainty that the surrealist revolution was one of mind rather than of art.

Kosice's Triumph in Paris

David Galenson | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

Albert Einstein once declared that imagination is more important than knowledge, for knowledge is limited, but "imagination encircles the world." Gyula Kosice clearly agrees.

Mark Allen: The Spectator as Spectacle

Blair Schulman | Posted 02.27.2014 | Arts
Blair Schulman

Inside a suburban Kansas City Wal-Mart on Black Friday 2013, (the so-called inaugural holiday shopping season immediately following Thanksgiving) artist Mark Allen zips himself inside one of his custom body bags and plays dead. Allen gets the reaction he expects.

This Artist's Take on the Human Form Will Amaze You

Darby Roach | Posted 02.11.2014 | Arts
Darby Roach

José Taveras is a Lisbon artist with a different vision of what makes us human.

Drawing as Monastic Practice: Steven Assael at Forum Gallery

Daniel Maidman | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

A collection of drawings by Steven Assael is on display right now at Forum Gallery in Manhattan. Assael is universally known by high-technique figurative painters working in the United States today, among whom his skills are legendary.

'I Think Every Good Artist Has Bled Literally Or Metaphorically'

ARTINFO | Posted 11.06.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Name: Tameka Norris (also known as Meka-Jean) Age: Grown Occupation: Artist Tameka Norris performing "Untitled" (2012), Contemporary Arts ...

Touch(ed)

Emily Sloan-Pace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Emily Sloan-Pace

The experience of being moved to tears by art is not entirely foreign to me. I will tell you, in all honesty, that I can feel a van Gogh in the room. His art exudes an emotional quality, at times a frenzied desperation.

Inside The Artist's Studio, Vol. V: Haun, Wayne, Rojany, Wimbley

Gordy Grundy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

Just like every cocktail party peopled with artists, we ask the inevitable question "What are you working on right now? What are you making?" The artist answers...

Inside the Artist's Studio, Volume IV: Cryptic, Russell, Ausgang, Griffith

Gordy Grundy | Posted 11.27.2013 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

Just like every cocktail party peopled with artists, we ask the inevitable question, 'What are you working on right now? What are you making?' The artist answers: 'I paint mostly psychedelic cats floating around or doing everyday human things.'

Of Art and History: The Armory Show at 100: The New-York Historical Society

Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 11.25.2013 | Arts
Roslyn Bernstein

A hundred years ago, in February 1913, some 87,000 art lovers viewed the International Exhibition of Modern Art, sponsored by the Association of American Painters and Sculptors at the Lexington Avenue Armory at 25th Street.

Unacknowledged Legislators of the World

Michael Hafftka | Posted 11.10.2013 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

Noah's portrait is, in a way, a portrait of both of us. It is the expression of the experience of meeting him and feeling totally connected to him. We feel alike in so many ways. It was natural that Noah would be doing my portrait as well.

PHOTOS: Watching The Sunset Through James Turrell

ARTINFO | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

While in Houston for the Texas Biennial, I had the pleasure of visiting not only the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's James Turrell retrospective, but a...

Barcelona Beckons: Repositioning the Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA)

Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 11.06.2013 | Arts
Roslyn Bernstein

Bartomeu Mari, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona (MACBA) is not a man to be easily discouraged. Over the past five years, MACBA's budget has shrunk one million Euro a year, dropping from a high of 14 million in 2008 to a low of 10 million today.

Meret Oppenheim Retrospective at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 10.30.2013 | Arts
VernissageTV

This Meret Oppenheim exhibition shows the whole spectrum her oeuvre, which in its independence and diversity is still seen a pioneering force even today. This retrospective is a unique chance to rediscover her extraordinary work.

Salt Water + Gasoline: Kustom Kulture II Celebrates, Canonizes and Eulogizes An Art Movement

Gordy Grundy | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

Through the heart of every true Southern Californian, there flows a passionate mixture of blood, salt water and gasoline. Kustom Kulture II is a celebration of this Life and Style.

PHOTOS: What Kate Moss Has In Common With Home Decor

The Huffington Post | Raydene Salinas | Posted 07.24.2013 | HuffPost Home

She may not be a homebody, but her style does translate to interiors.

Prominent Artist's First D.C. Show (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.27.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- "I try to make work about things that matter," Kerry James Marshall says to describe his art, which uses paint and canvas to tell storie...

So What's The Point Of Art?

Phoebe Dodds | Posted 08.21.2013 | Teen
Phoebe Dodds

Love it or hate it, many people have strong opinions on modern art. Many don't even agree on the definition: it ranges from a physical object or painting, to an idea or dance. These days, it seems like you can put a blank canvas on the wall and call it "art."

On de Kooning, Master Improviser: A Q&A with Curator John Elderfield

Austin Considine | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Austin Considine

De Kooning was constantly scribbling -- sometimes even with his eyes closed. Like many artists, he often traded drawings for services. It was from his friend and therapist, Dr. Henry Vogel, that Christie's recently acquired 33 works on paper, going to an online only auction.

Todd Williamson Brings "Unpolarized Light" to George Billis Gallery

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 07.15.2013 | Arts
Nicholas Marlin

Unpolarized light emitted by the sun, by a lamp, or by a candle flame creates light waves that vibrate in more than one plane in a variety of directions. It is a fitting name for Todd Williamson's current show.

Down With the Bean!

Anne Sobel | Posted 07.01.2013 | Chicago
Anne Sobel

Chicago, there are so many other images that can symbolize you more succinctly, more accurately, more artfully.