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The 16 greatest masterpieces at the Met right now

Why Banksy’s Art Is Such a Deadly Political Weapon

Banksy’s latest work—relating to the tear-gassing of migrants in Calais by French police—highlights his skill for crafting pieces of piercing, …

When the Forgery Is the Art

At the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture, curators are considering the creativity required to create counterfeit goods.<p>At the BBC today, Jennifer Pak has a fascinating report on the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture, taking place this month in Shenzhen (it starts 17 minutes in). The …

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Art History Detective Uncovers the Real Location From a Famous Vermeer Painting

The amount of research that went into figuring out the exact real life location of Johannes Vermeer's 1657 painting "Het Straatje" ("The Little Street") is almost as impressive as the painting itself—Frans Grijzenhout, an art history professor at the University of Amsterdam, analyzed a 1667 ledger …

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Top 10 Most Expensive Living European Artists at Auction in 2015

Auctions<p>British and Italian artists did particularly well.<p>,<p>Although modern European artists were the big performers at auction in 2015, contemporary …

The Best Fine Art Books of 2015

From the collection of one of the best museums in the U.S. to a retrospective on Basquiat, the best in books on fine art from 2015.<p>In a world in …

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Crime News, Criminal Investigations, Lawsuits - HuffPost Crime | HuffPost

With its glitzy celebrity parties, America’s biggest fair shows the art world at its most excessive but not everyone is getting richer – particularly the artists<p>Here are a few scenes from the week at Art Basel Miami Beach, the massive art fair in south Florida, and the fêtes and freak-outs that …

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Woman stabbed at Art Basel, witnesses thought it was art

One woman stabbed another during a fight at world-famous Art Basel Miami Beach, causing at least one patron to think he was watching performance art.<p>Miami Beach Detective Kathleen Prieto told the Miami Herald the suspect stabbed the victim's arms and neck during Friday's fight. She said the victim …

Insta of the Week: The Sickest Photos from Frieze London

From 3D nudes and rainbows to a surreal 'Wheel of Fortune,' there's a lot worth seeing at London's 2015 Frieze Art Fair.<p>This week Frieze Art Fair hit the streets of London, hard, offering a cornucopeia of sculptures ranging from hyperreal to abstract, kinetic installations, optical illusions, and …

Art Basel Miami 2015 Opening with Paintings by Carlos Salas

Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) opens Art Basel 2015 with paintings by Colombian Carlos Salas.<p>On December 2, 2015, Museum of …

Does This Photo Feature the Notoriously Camera-Shy Vincent van Gogh?

He may have painted dozens of self-portraits, but Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh was not a fan of being photographed. Few photographic images of the …

Seven decades of Soviet photography – in pictures

From 1927 until after the fall of communism, Russia’s Soviet Photo magazine charted the region’s pioneering visual culture. A new exhibition at Moscow’s Lumiere Centre for Photography celebrates this history

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Family Snapshots of America’s Greatest Artists Featured in New Photo Book

“I have always loved snapshots,” says curator Merry Foresta, who over the last few years, has poured over thousands of private family photographs …

A Fox Affiliate Is Catching Heat For Censoring A Famous Picasso Painting

Fox 5 New York caught a ton of flak this week after censoring a famous Picasso painting during one of its news stories.<p>The painting at the center of the controversy, Women of Algiers (Version 0), was recently sold at a Christie’s auction for a mind-blowing $179.4 million. The local Fox station was …

Fine Art

A haunting art installation shows what Amsterdam looks like under water

When the May flowers bloomed two weeks ago, we ended the hottest 12-month stretch in history.<p>If we're ever going to stop the conflicts it creates, or the extinctions it accelerates, we need nothing short of a concerted global effort when it comes to climate change. That includes everything from …

See Photos From Yoko Ono's MoMA Exhibit

Yoko Ono stands next to Standing Woman, 1932, by Gaston Lachaise at The Museum of Modern Art Sculpture Garden in New Yor<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Courtesy Lenono …

Julian Barnes: ‘Art doesn’t just capture the thrill of life ... sometimes it is that thrill’

Some years ago, a journalist friend, posted to Paris by his magazine, became in quick succession the father of two children. As soon as their eyes were able to focus properly, he would take them round the Louvre, tenderly pointing their infant retinas at some of the world’s greatest paintings. I …

Literature

How Peggy Guggenheim Became The Queen of Modern Art

Hers is one of the premier collections of modern art in the world, and Peggy Guggenheim’s private life was as passionate and colorful as her …

How To Build A Brand In 5 Days

After Hillary Clinton’s logo broke the Internet, Moving Brands considered a new, logo-less approach in a five-day design sprint.<p>When Hillary Clinton announced her bid for the 2016 presidential election, the Internet freaked out–mostly over her campaign logo. Rumored to be designed by Pentagram’s …

Mexican artist Diego Rivera's painting sings the praises of a Detroit past — and future

Detroit's current financial woes are well known: The city declared bankruptcy two years ago, but it's slowly coming back.<p>There was another time, however, when times were tough for Detroit — during the Great Depression. Still, that didn't stop some local titans of industry from commissioning art. …

World Arts

05/10/2017<br>1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair LondonEVENTS<p>30/03/2018<br>Van Gogh landscape expected to fetch millions at auctionNEWS<p>GALLERY<p>ARTISTS<p>Art …

Carla Fernández: Design Culture Mexico at Heath Ceramics

Based in Mexico City, fashion designer Carla Fernández travels through Mexico seeking the most talented regional artisans; she creates new designs that honor traditional fabrications in each region. This has given Fernández a reputation as a champion of the decorative arts of her beloved country. …

10,000 Gumball Takashi Murakami Tribute Is Literal Eye Candy

Baker Amirah Kassem unflattens Murakami's "superflat" style with a bubblegum tribute at the Brooklyn Artists Ball.<p>It’s not hard to imagine Takashi Murakami’s colorful world of Japanese pop culture and tradition as an eye-popping candy mosaic. With thousands of bubblegum gumballs, Flour Shop owner …

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