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People Love Art Museums — But Has The Art Itself Become Irrelevant?

How much is a visible work of genius worth? In May, a 1955 painting by Pablo Picasso was sold at auction for more than $179 million, the highest price at auction ever. And attendance at major art museums is booming.<p>"The art world has never been healthier, if you measure the intensity of the human …

Are Cultural Olympiads good for the arts?

There are no warm Olympic memories at London's museums and art galleries. Attendance at the British Museum, National Gallery and others in the city's cultural centre plunged during the run-up to the summer games, by as much as 40 per cent.<p>The museums might have hoped for some of the jam promised …

Joey Mars, King of Psychedelic Art

Cartoons have long been the medium of choice for lowbrow artists looking to get their ideas across; an accessible way in to the viewer’s psyche for …

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The hunt is now on for Nazi-looted art in Canada

How many paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and decorative objects plundered by the Nazis during the Holocaust era are housed in Canadian art museums and private collections, awaiting identification as such and, of course, their return to their rightful owners? Two thousand? One thousand? …

Over 15 Years' Worth Of Dazzling Art At Burning Man

Spiritual iconography rises up in the desert.<p>In 2014, two multistory human figures could be seen rising from the desert in Nevada, locking arms and eyes in a close embrace. From a distance, their sandy skin made it seem as though they’d risen from the ground, benevolent Titans watching over those …

We're swooning over this beautiful art, all created from nothing but fabric

London artist Benjamin Shine is creating amazing sculptures and portraits made from nothing but delicate tulle fabric. The results are completely …

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Tim Biskup "Space Madness" @ Kong Art Space

Kong Art Space is about to host Tim Biskup’s first exhibition in Hong Kong.<p>Later this month Kong Space Gallery will open artist Tim Biskup’s very …

Art From an American Backyard

Picture Stories<p>When Joshua White was growing up in southeastern Indiana, he would lie in his backyard for hours observing ants and june bugs. He encountered the little creatures with a sense of wonder and struggled to understand the mysteries of the natural world. He captured his entomological …

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20 kids transform a rough Pittsburgh neighborhood with solar art & charging station

Where a rusted old marquee hovered over a community center's run down lot in the neighborhood of Homewood, Pittsburgh, a glistening installation of …

The Economics of Latte Art

A new study shows that people are willing to pay significantly more for those milky swirls.<p>Science has now confirmed what supple-wristed baristas have known all along: People are suckers for latte art. According to a new study published in the <i>Journal of Sensory Studies</i>, customers both expect and …

Art in the Desert: Photos From Burning Man

The new book ‘Art of Burning Man’ features photographs from the festival in the Nevada desert<p>For 16 years, photographer NK Guy has captured Burning Man, the annual outdoor festival in the Nevada desert. The event (this year’s starts Aug. 30) has been called a temporary city, a social experiment and …

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The Most Famous French Bulldog in the Art World

Pickle will see your art now.<p>Pickle loves a good selfie. The French bulldog has taken pictures in front of Richard Serra’s sculpture <i>Equal</i>, DeWain Valentine’s luminous polyester resin work from the 70s, <i>Circle Amber-Rose</i>, and in front of paint at a studio visit with artist Trudy Benson. “She really …

How Disposable Coffee Cup Design Became High Art

Coffee shops have long been synonymous with embracing art and the bleeding edge of culture. And following the rise in prominence of third wave coffee across the country over the past decade, cafes have morphed from ho-hum poetry reading hubs for the granola set into bastions of sleek (and often …

Find out why Russian-born Scottish artist blows up her own art - Russia Beyond

<i>War in the eyes of children</i> an exhibition by Russian-born artist Dina Mackins, who lives and works in Scotland, will be on display Aug. 21-30 as part of the Masters Show of the MFA Art and Humanities program of Dundee University's Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.<p>Mackins is the first …

‘Cloud Gate’-Gate: Artist Refutes Chicago Mayor over China Art

“Cloud Gate”-gate thickens.<p>Indian-British artist Anish Kapoor says he is “astonished” by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s comments dismissing a work of art in far-western China that closely resembles his iconic Cloud Gate sculpture in the Windy City’s Millennium Park.<p>On Wednesday, after news surfaced …

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10 incredible street art murals to discover in Sheffield

Here in Sheffield, we’re blessed when it comes to street art. From Phlegm’s spindly creations to Kid Acne’s brightly coloured messages, there’s …

The tech geek who's cashing in by making art affordable

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ken Karangi was a website designer. But his passion lied in a different kind of design. He had always been an art lover, and he was just waiting for the day he could merge his computer skills with his passion.<p>That day came in 2011, when he received an email from a friend who wanted to show …

The erotic allure of India's Khajuraho temples

Scandalous sleaze or erotic art? The carvings of India's Khajuraho Temples are nothing if not controversial, writes Alison Stewart.<p>Puritans viewing …

The Arts Shrink will see you now

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The Museum Of Bad Art Has Been Celebrating Failure Since 1993

From the garbage to gallery walls, Boston's Museum Of Bad Art is dedicated to preserving “art too bad to be ignored.”<p>The Museum Of Bad Art has “exacting standards,” according to Permanent Acting Interim Executive Director Louise Sacco. When considering new acquisitions, MOBA looks for artworks with …

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Skincare<p>It's actually not as hard as you'd think.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>Sales<p>There’s still time to score big.<p>19 Photos3 days agoView …

Art, As Seen by Drones

A new exhibit lets visitors pilot the small unmanned aircraft around, and sometimes into, the art<p>It started as a fun idea: Invite some artists to make sculpture that can be used in a drone obstacle course. Because, secretly, who doesn’t want to navigate a buzzy, remote-controlled flying craft …

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Sisters Sell Origami To Bring Clean Water To Poor Countries, Practice The Art Of Giving

This delicate art is making a powerful impact.<p>These two sisters have transformed the craft of origami into the art of giving.<p><b>Isabelle and Katherine Adams are the co-presidents of Paper for Water, a nonprofit that sells paper-folded ornaments to raise money to build clean water wells in impoverished</b> …

Please Touch the Art Work: New Tate Exhibit Will Stimulate All Five Senses

‘Tate Sensorium’ exhibit will allow visitors to smell, taste and touch in attempt to engage restless, more tech-savvy audiences<p>What is it like to taste a Francis Bacon painting? Hint: Nothing like bacon.<p>In an effort to engage restless, tech-savvy audiences, art museums are increasingly using …

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The Great Debate About Art at Upfor

“Art” is a contentious word. Endless positing over any succinct, defining properties has spawned countless op-eds, theses, and textbooks. The topic …

I Beg Of You, Please Stop Saying 'This Isn't Art'

Why one man's trashy art is another man's masterpiece.<p>One person gazes into a tranquil painting of water lilies by Claude Monet and can't help but well up with tears. Another, unmoved by Impressionism, stares at a bawdy self-portrait by Cindy Sherman and feels transfixed. Someone else is still …