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Nick Cave Reappropriates Racially Charged Objects

Sola Agustsson | Posted 09.26.2014 | Arts
Sola Agustsson

"Made by Whites for Whites" addresses the prevalence of American racist objects that are too historically significant to be destroyed yet too offensive to be displayed.

School's Out for the Summer!

Simon Watson | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
Simon Watson

This past Saturday, the teeny-tiny town of Kinderhook, New York, located three hours north of New York City by car, was invaded by hundreds of New Yorkers dressed in their blackest finery for the opening of Jack Shainman Gallery's The School.

Top 10 U.S. Museum Shows 2014

Simon Watson | Posted 04.19.2014 | Arts
Simon Watson

Friends from four continents planning visits to the U.S. have asked me what upcoming museum shows are likely to be must-sees. Here's my current list of these shows, which happen to feature an unusually strong selection of work by women.

Lou Reed Remembered at Wake On Wild Side

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Stefan Simanowitz

"When the smack begins to flow, then I really don't care anymore" a man recites in front of a packed chapel in north London choking back the tears. This is not your ordinary Sunday afternoon church service. Instead it is a memorial for Lou Reed, held a week after the musician's death.

13 Of The Most Influential Black Artists Today

Posted 09.27.2013 | Arts

The following artists address race in a variety of ways through their work -- some spark a dialogue in relation to the artistic cannon, others with ge...

'Gladiator' Sequel Was To Be Called 'Christ Killer'

Posted 07.13.2013 | Entertainment

So, about that "Gladiator" sequel that's been in the works for, oh, 12 years? Some odd new details have emerged regarding its progress -- or lack ther...

Scenes From a Class Struggle Starring Marianne Faithfull

Larry Womack | Posted 07.05.2013 | Entertainment
Larry Womack

In the past, I have flirted with ideas of attending Lucinda Williams and Leonard Cohen shows in the same town, but each time concluded that the journey was just too long. Faithfull plays San Francisco or Oakland most every year. Is one more show really worth the bother?

Finally.... He's Coming Out

Kalup Linzy | Posted 07.13.2013 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

In late 2011, I was commissioned by one of my collectors George Haddad, aka "Cousin George" to produce a video for one of his tracks on his upcoming album Coming Out. Not wanting to confuse this video with my own musical art videos, I decided to go out, buy a new wig, and try out some of my wardrobe that had not been worn.

The Life Affirming Work of Nick Cave

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 05.19.2013 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

We are what we own, as the saying goes. With the creation of his infamous Soundsuits, visual and fashion artist Nick Cave takes this one step further. If we are what we own, when we cover ourselves into obscurity with what we own, who then do we become?

Nick Cave Mellows Out

AP | CHRISTOPHER WEBER | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, "Push the Sky Away" (Bad Seed Ltd) After the furious "Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!" and a pair of swaggering records from primal ...

State Seal of Approval

Bruce Helander | Posted 03.06.2013 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Art... has represented the United States in its embassies and consulates around the world by putting our "best foot forward" in the spirit of creativity and cooperation among nations and showcasing some of America's most respected contemporary artists.

First Nighter: At the Theater, 'Tis the Season to Be Discerning

David Finkle | Posted 02.13.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

There are sentimentalists out therehappy to spend much of the Christmas season looking for It's a Wonderful Life screenings. For them, Anthony E. Palermo has adapted the beloved screenplay as a one-hour radio play.

Movie Review: Lawless

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.04.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Almost as soon as movies could talk, they were making films about the gangsters who came to prominence by supplying liquor to thirsty Americans who didn't believe in the nanny-state laws against alcohol known as Prohibition.

Nick Cave Says Songwriting Is Torturous

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 08.29.2012 | Entertainment

CANNES, France -- Writing the Prohibition-era bootlegger crime film "Lawless" – his second realized script and largest movie production yet &nda...

Remastered Nick Cave Albums Released

Posted 08.22.2012 | Arts

This week's music news has given alternative rock fiends something to gush about. Three new installments of the remastered Nick Cave catalogue have be...

Artist Nick Cave's Fearless, Freeing 'Soundsuits'

Mary Pritchard | Posted 09.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

Artist Nick Cave forces us to let go of our expectations about what someone should be like based on their appearance. And for both parties the experience is very freeing.

Cannes 2012: Tom Hardy, Nick Cave, Guy Pearce and Mia Wasikowska Speak About Lawless

Karin Badt | Posted 07.22.2012 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

John Hillcoat's new film, Lawless, premiered at Cannes this week, with a star cast including Shia Labeouf, Jessica Chastain and Tom Hardy, and co-written by Nicolas Cage, the director's longtime friend and collaborator in Australia.

Heady Fwends: Chatting With The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne, Fun.'s Jack Antonoff, honeyhoney and Milo Greene

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.16.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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College Students Explore Their Wild Side

Posted 03.30.2012 | Arts

Artist Nick Cave is known for his imaginative "soundsuits", rainbow multimedia costumes that completely transform the wearer into a moving, living art...

Tim Noble And Sue Webster Are Junkyard Royalty

Posted 02.07.2012 | Arts

Tim Noble and Sue Webster create insouciant masterpieces that flaunt a meticulous eye for detail. Their incredible shadow projections are irreverent s...

Nick Cave's (Wonderfully) Manic Rejection Letter To MTV

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 02.06.2012 | Home

Remember that time Nick Cave said no to an MTV award with a pleasantly hysterical letter? Nope? Well here's the calmer first bit of the Australian sin...

PHOTOS: Delicious Newcomers To See At Art Basel Miami Beach

Posted 11.27.2011 | Arts

Art Basel Miami Beach is America's biggest art fair, and each year it features hundreds of the world's hottest visual artists, from world-famous art s...

Wal-Mart Heiress Stands Firm As Art Museum Set To Open

Posted 01.07.2012 | Arts

At this point, Alice Walton knows how to brush off the critics. After unveiling plans for the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in her hometo...

Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Video)

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

While we walk the corridors of the museum and throughout the superb exhibit Pandora's Box, Mr. Darling talks about the importance of the museum creating a safe space to ask questions, and ways we can all relate to art.

Art For Africa To Hold All-Star Charity Auction

Posted 11.28.2011 | Arts

"Before I went to Africa I dreamed of Africa," wrote journalist Frances Schultz when recounting her involvement with the Africa Foundation. She since ...