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Artist Spotlight: René Garcia, Jr.

Jessica Hoppe | Posted 03.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Jessica Hoppe

René, a renowned artist and founding member of the Project One Gallery in San Francisco, seeks to create art that is fun and accessible to all.

PHOTOS: The Art World's Greatest Party

Posted 01.08.2012 | Arts

Imagine a party with previous guests including Brangelina, Jeff Koons, Vera Wang, James Franco, Ed Ruscha, Miuccia Prada, Devendra Banhart and John Ba...

Tim Burton Will Build Macy's Parade Float

Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts

We might associate director Tim Burton's macabre characters and gothic aesthetic more with Halloween than with Thanksgiving, but Burton's upcoming con...

Damien Hirst's Fish Sell For $2.8 million

www.bloomberg.com | Posted 12.20.2011 | Arts

A sculpture of 100 fish by Damien Hirst was snapped up with a price tag of $2.8 million. A Takashi Murakami painting of a Chinese lion dog and two wor...

Sarkozy Accused of Cronyism After Versailles Appointment

Posted 12.02.2011 | Arts

As one of France's foremost tourist attractions, the Palace of Versailles is subject to careful scrutiny; it comes as no surprise that French Presiden...

WATCH: When Great Artists Collaborate

Posted 11.23.2011 | Arts

You know the saying: they go together like peanut butter and jelly... spaghetti and meatballs... Christian Louboutin and David Lynch. When two big bra...

WATCH: Hip-Hop Artist's Project For Japan's Recovery

Posted 11.23.2011 | Arts

Earlier this month hip-hop artist Pharrell Williams teamed up with footwear company Palladium Bootsto compile individuals' stories from post-earthquak...

Famous Paintings On Naked Bodies

flavorwire.com | Posted 11.21.2011 | Arts

For his latest visual trick, Switzerland-born, New York- and Zurich-based artist Olaf Breuning has transformed a group of nude gals and fellas into ...

The 30 Harshest Artist-On-Artist Insults In History

flavorwire.com | Posted 10.29.2011 | Arts

Our recent author-on-author, filmmaker-on-filmmaker and musician-on-musician insults have proved that creative folk are only human, and occasionally e...

Street Art, Orgies & Car Crashes: The Work Of Miss Bugs

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.19.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

A stunningly horrendous car crash. A windshield smashed in by a wooden stump. A shard of white light cutting sharply through a smoke cloud which rises...

Murakami Erects Erotic Show In London

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 09.17.2011 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Takashi Murakami's latest group of paintings explores his complex ambivalence to the legacy of cosmopolitan painter Kuroda Seiki, who brought Western-...

Highlights This Week: Michelangelo, GIFs & Gitmo

Posted 09.14.2011 | Arts

There's never a dull moment here on HuffPost Arts. This week Sean Connery's nude painting made headlines, paintings gave a view within the walls of Gu...

WATCH: Takashi Murakami Thinks His Art Is Overpriced

Bloomberg | Posted 09.11.2011 | Arts

Takashi Murakami's sexually charged exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery in London is filled with towering sculptures of erotic school girls and male and f...

PLAN ForYourArt: July 7-13

Bettina Korek | Posted 09.05.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

The Hammer courtyard turns electric in July for an ongoing series of free concerts featuring emerging bands. KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox will spin between sets by Graffiti6 and East Conference Champions.

Takashi Murakami Doodles For Google

csmonitor.com | Posted 08.21.2011 | Arts

Japanese hipster-turned-multimillionaire artist Takashi Murakami’s trademark psychedelic flower faces, narcotized eyes, and menacing mouths have bee...

Here Comes The Sun

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 08.20.2011 | Technology

Let the sunshine in! June 21 is the first day of summer (in the Northern Hemisphere), and Google is commemorating it with a bright logo by contempo...

Happy Anniversary, HuffPost Arts!

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 08.15.2011 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

Today marks the first year since we launched HuffPost Arts. What a long way we've come.

Art World Raises Awareness & Money For Japan Earthquake Relief

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

While Japan struggles to recover from the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, artists and arts organizations around the wor...

Murakami Cancels GEISAI#15 In The Wake Of Earthquake

The Huffington Post | Jessica Menda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Following the tragic events that resulted from the earthquake on March 11, 2011 in Japan, artist Takashi Murakami issued a statement cancelling GEISAI...

King or Queen for a Day: Luxury Accommodations at Versailles

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

For anyone who's ever fantasized about the opulent life of French royalty in the Old Regime -- minus the Revolutionary bloodletting -- Jean-Jacques Ai...

Highlights & Milestones: HuffPost Arts Celebrates 2010

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

2010-12-31-Screenshot20101231at8.54.45AM.pngIt's hard to believe we launched HuffPost Arts less than six months ago.

Christmas of Cool: The Peter Norton Family Christmas Art Project

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

The Peter Norton Family Christmas Art Project is the epitome of cool. Beyond the beauty, the process and its production benefits many people in very interesting ways.

Artlog's Top Art and Culture Picks

Artlog | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Artlog

The NYC art scene is back in full swing: you can eat dinner amidst biblical and art historical allusions or play a larger-than-life video game.

THANKSGIVING 2010: Art We Are Thankful For | From Centerpieces To Parade Floats

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

'Tis the season for giving thanks, and we on the Arts page are thankful for art (and of course you, dear reader). From ornately decorated tables to ar...

Simon Says, It's Open House

Spread ArtCulture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Spread ArtCulture

Let the drum-rolls begin -- Simon dePury, the market-savvy chairman of Phillips de Pury & Company, was at hand to christen the new Park Avenue location for the inaugural preview of the Part 1-Contemporary Art Evening Sale.