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George Condo Retrospective

The Guardian | Mark Brown, Arts Correspondent | Posted 12.17.2011 | Arts

Nine portraits of the Queen as she has never been seen before -- with a green nose, a robot eye or a long carrot through her head -- are going on disp...

London Philharmonic Plays Video Game Music

Posted 12.13.2011 | Arts

What do Brahms and Super Mario have in common? Aside from equally impressive facial hair, they have now both had their music played by the London Phil...

Tate Modern Shows Tacita Dean: FILM. New Commission for the Turbine Hall (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 12.11.2011 | Arts
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The twelfth commission in The Unilever Series at Tate Modern in London has been realized by the Berlin-based artist Tacita Dean. Dean conceived a piec...

WATCH: Car Stabbed By Giant Fork

Posted 12.10.2011 | Arts

When French homegoods company IDM said they wanted their new kitchenware collection to be "big," they weren't kidding. The retailers hired street thea...

Strike Puts Major Leonardo Da Vinci Exhibit In Danger

The Observer | Dalya Alberge | Posted 12.10.2011 | Arts

The National Gallery in London is facing the prospect of major strike disruption during next month's Leonardo da Vinci blockbuster exhibition, the Obs...

$140 Million In Stolen Masterpieces Tossed In The Garbage?

Posted 12.10.2011 | Arts

It was the perfect heist: sleeping museum guards, a broken alarm system, $140 million in loot, a police hunt that lasted over a year... there was just...

WATCH: Floating Opera

Posted 12.06.2011 | Arts

Powdered wig-wearing patriots bounce on an inflatable mountaintop. Mermaids twirl while suspended in thin air. A battle breaks out on top of a giant, ...

Lucy Liu's Spiritual Art

Posted 12.06.2011 | Arts

Lucy Liu may have already been one of Charlie's Angels, but recently she's really been exploring her spiritual side, culminating in a new show of her ...

VIDEO: Artist Explores Psychedelic Femininity

www.guardian.co.uk | Posted 12.06.2011 | Arts

The Swiss artist talks to Adrian Searle about her new exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, which features psychedelic video works and a pair of underpan...

Titillating Art! Light Art Collective Attaches Nipples To Everything

Posted 12.05.2011 | Arts

Madrid has long embraced public art as a cultural centerpiece, but how public can the art really be if it is fenced off, hoisted up on pedestals and g...

Unprecedented Loan Of Louvre's 'Second Most Important Painting'

The Guardian | Mark Brown, Arts Correspondent | Posted 12.06.2011 | Arts

It was, Timothy Potts admits, an audacious request to the Louvre: that it lend what is arguably its second most important painting to the Fitzwilliam ...

WATCH: Wild New Rock Music Museum

Posted 12.04.2011 | Arts

An architectural competition in the Netherlands posed this challenge to its participants: How do you create a building complex from the essence of roc...

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...

Series Of Bansky Artworks Vandalized

Posted 12.03.2011 | Arts

Stories of the Banksy's artwork increasing property values across England have become a hot-button topic in the art world, but it seems the city of Br...

Catherine Middleton: 'Queen Of Arts'

Posted 12.03.2011 | Arts

Catherine Middleton has accomplished quite a lot for a 29-year old. First, she became the Duchess of Cambridge. And now she is, according to the Teleg...

In Depth: Turner Prize Nominees

Posted 12.03.2011 | Arts

“Ghastly!” “Shocking!” “Brilliant!” It’s almost time... Prize time! Next month, the 2011 nominees for this year’s Turner Prize will g...

London Halts Arab Spring-Themed Installation

ARTINFO | Posted 11.30.2011 | Arts
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London-- As the powerful tide of the Arab Spring continues to wash over countries like Syria and Bahrain, the West has been cheering it along. But whe...

Cave Drawings Made By Prehistoric Toddlers

Posted 11.30.2011 | Arts

It all started when a Cambridge archaeologist looked at a cave drawing in the French caverns at Rouffignac and thought "my 3 year old could do this." ...

PHOTOS: Beyond Fashion: Great Moments In Art Couture

Posted 11.30.2011 | Arts

In the royal court of couture Alexander McQueen wears the crown. His recent show, 'Savage Beauty' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, drew ...

Mystery Of Long-Lost Da Vinci Painting Takes Surprising Turn

Posted 11.29.2011 | Arts

In 1998, a vellum-sheet portrait sold for £11,400 at Christie's. Today, the bidder who bailed at £11,399 is kicking himself. This painting, thought...

Major French Museum To Dispatch Mobile Gallery

Posted 11.27.2011 | Home

The Centre Pompidou Mobile, a travelling component of the French museum of modern and contemporary art, is set to launch in October, much to the delig...

WATCH: Headsplitting New Museum Design

Posted 11.27.2011 | Arts

Vegas, eat your heart out: a new museum in the works, 'La Paille Dans L'œil Du Voisin,' brings imaginative architecture to surreal new heights. Frenc...

PHOTOS: Ai Weiwei Back With New Exhibition

Posted 11.26.2011 | Arts

In his new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, notorious trickster-activist Ai Weiwei playfully approaches serious subject matter. The sho...

WATCH: London Theater Transformed Into Giant Red Dress

Posted 11.22.2011 | Arts

In honor of the London Design Festival at York Hall, designer Aamu Song has created an immersive theatrical experience out of a 550 meter red dress. T...

WATCH: 'Body Architect' Crafts Dazzling Music Video

Posted 11.22.2011 | Arts

Body architect Lucy McRae's new music video for Australian synth-pop group Rat vs Possum depicts a candy-coated science lab's day off. Bodies packed i...