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Meet The Feminist Artist Who Refused To Define Herself As Such

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.28.2014 | Arts

Upon hearing the name Meret Oppenheim, a striking image often comes to mind. A teacup, spoon and saucer, covered in a tawny fuzz, the beautiful collis...

My Own Private Tron: Jean-Pierre Roy at Gallery Poulsen

Daniel Maidman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Jean-Pierre Roy is engaged as a painter in an ongoing project which appeals to me very much; and not only in my capacity as a painter, but also as a metaphysically-inclined science and science fiction geek, and as a child of the '80s.

27 Photos That Will Give You Mind-Bending Dreams

Alex Kim | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts
Alex Kim

These 27 surreal photos featuring people are bound to peak your subconscious' imagination. Happy Dreaming!

The Dreamy 19th Century Painter You Never Knew You Needed

Posted 02.08.2014 | Arts

Smiling spiders, seductive cyclops, floating cubes with a piercing gaze -- these hybrid creatures could only come from the vivid imagination of one ma...

The Art of Conceptual Poetry: Interview With Geoffrey Gatza

Loren Kleinman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Geoffrey Gatza is an award-winning poet and editor. He is the author many books of poetry, including Secrets of my Prison House.

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.

Magritte at MoMA: Mystery of the Ordinary

Liena Vayzman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Liena Vayzman

Magritte's paintings, while traditional in technique (often oil on canvas), are innovative and witty in concept. Doubling, fragmentation, displacement, and irrational juxtapositions are his favored strategies.

Happy Birthday Louise Bourgeois!

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

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

Go Behind The Scenes Of Dali's Most Scandalous Photo Shoot (NSFW)

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

In 1951, Salvador Dali, everyone's favorite mustachioed surrealist, teamed up with Magnum photographer Philippe Halsman to create one of the most ench...

11 Sculptures Of Sagging Skin To Counteract All Those Airbrushed Photos (NSFW)

Posted 12.02.2013 | Arts

Warning: This post may contain images that are graphic to some. Usually when we lay eyes on human flesh that doesn't belong to ourselves, a loved o...

Dalí on Display

Blair Schulman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Blair Schulman

A traveling exhibition of works by Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalí is a great undertaking for a prominent Kansas City gallery. It also introduces conflicting ideas on how to absorb the intent.

Happy Birthday, Rene Magritte!

Posted 11.21.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte. Born on this day 115 years ago, the clever painter pulled off bowler hats and painterly dec...

The Polka Dot Priestess Continues Her Reign In Brazil

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.21.2013 | Arts

Miss Yayoi Kusama, otherwise known as the Priestess of the Polka Dot, began hallucinating spots atop the surfaces of her world at young age. In these ...

Frida And Diego Sitting In A Tree

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts

Few love affairs were as passionate, or as artistically fruitful, as the the one between Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. While their hearts and live...

Man Ray Wasn't Only A Photographer

Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts

Most of us know Man Ray as a surrealist photographer, the inventive eye who transformed an odalisque into a human violin and a teardrop into a glowing...

6 Brilliantly Bizarre Dada Visionaries You Should Know

Posted 10.10.2013 | Arts

If you've ever looked at a sandbox and thought that's art, if you've ever been moved to tears by a kitchen appliance, or if you've ever imagined a tel...

Manhattan Sheep Find Greener Grass in Chelsea

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.20.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

New York City has a beautiful sheep's meadow. It is fifteen grassy acres so-named in Central Park where 200 or so sheep lived for a number of gene...

If You're Squeamish, Look Away Now

Posted 09.16.2013 | Arts

If you are of the squeamish sort, look away now. Choi Xoo Ang, the Seoul born artist and dark master of the imagination, has created sculptures at onc...

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.

Happy Birthday Man Ray!

Posted 08.27.2013 | Arts

In honor of Man Ray's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the late artist's life and work. Today is the birt...

The First Kiss of the Future

Paul Ratner | Posted 10.23.2013 | Books
Paul Ratner

This story is taken from my upcoming book of surreal anecdotes and flash fiction fairy tales for adults called "The Mundane Uses of Magical Objects." ...

Mental Patient's Hybrid Drawings Will Haunt Your Dreams

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.06.2013 | Arts

Charles Steffen was studying drawing, art history, and photography at the Illinois Institute of Technology when he suffered a mental breakdown in 1950...

Mario + Magritte = SuperMagritte

Posted 07.31.2013 | Arts

"Somewhere in that lucid dream between the mushroom kingdom and subcon... a surreality of pipes, plants, airships, dinosaurs, talking fungi, combustib...

Hans Richter: The Future Is Now (at LACMA)

Tom Teicholz | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

The exhibition "Hans Richter: Encounters" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is a curator's dream: retrospective of a somewhat obscure, multiplatform artist, who is equally adept (and revolutionary) in painting and film.

A Surreal Take On Vintage B&W Photography

Posted 07.05.2013 | Arts

Paco Pomet combines the best parts of vintage photography and Surrealist painting to create bizarre, science-fiction homages. Seemingly ripped straigh...