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The Battle for Picasso’s Multi-Billion-Dollar Empire

When he died, Pablo Picasso left behind some 45,000 works, all complicated by countless authentications, rights, and licensing deals. Milton Esterow delves into the challenges faced by the five surviving heirs and the simmering conflict between two of them.<p>“I had a papa who painted,” Maya …

Fine Art

10 Influential Women of Art Throughout History

It’s International Women’s Day, a day focused on appreciating women and their contributions to society. What better way to celebrate here than with a …

Art

New York Street and Installation Artist Swoon Uses Humanity as Her Most Powerful Tool

Street and installation artist Swoon, aka Caledonia Dance Curry (b. 1977) takes much pride in subverting expectations, from the art world and otherwise. “It’s not like I don’t do things because I’m worried that they would be perceived as normal,” says Swoon. “Sometimes in life you are born feeling …

Art

What Medical Students Can Learn From Art Museums

There's more to being a doctor than diagnosing symptoms. And that's where art comes in.<p>A hospital is not just a laboratory. A patient is not simply a diagnosis. And medicine is often more than a science.<p>"We are pretending to be accurate scientists but we’re really social scientists," Alexandra …

Art

Artist Pays Latino Day Workers Hourly Wage To Sit For A Portrait

John Sonsini's quiet rebellion against #ArtHistorySoWhite.<p>When John Sonsini began painting Latino day laborers in Los Angeles, California, around 2001, his intentions weren't quite political. They were practical. The subjects were available and abundant.<p>Sonsini first noticed a man cleaning up …

Biographies

Charles Garabedian dies at 92; California artist's colorful paintings belied dark themes

Charles Garabedian, modern artist of mythological themes, who was raised in East L.A., fought Air Force missions in World War II and studied history before his late-bloomer drift into painting, died Thursday at his Santa Monica home from prostate cancer, said his wife, Gwendolyn. He was …

Art

Exploring Marcel Duchamp's influence on Pop art at the Norton Simon

It was a simple, metal bottle rack, purchased in a department store, that forever changed the evolution of the art world. "Bottlerack" (1914) was Marcel Duchamp's first piece of "ready-made" art, as he called it. The artist signed the utilitarian object as is, then coined it "a sculpture." A snow …

Art

The Unknown Artist’s Dilemma: Why Keep Photographing When Nobody Seems to Care?

Have you ever felt like nobody cares about your art? That every time you upload a photo to Facebook, the only person to “like” it is your mother? …

Stone Goes Soft in These Mind-Bending Sculptures

José Manuel Castro López's artworks seem to defy physical properties.<p>Stone-cold is probably the worst metaphor to describe the work of Galician sculptor José Manuel Castro López. His soft stone sculptures are dripping and dynamic, transcending the usual notions of tactility and rigidity. The forms …

Table of Contents: The Artist’s House

This week we’re exploring the discreet charm of the artist’s house; from Amsterdam to London to New York and beyond.<p>Alexa investigates the …

A Japanese architect figured out a simple way to make a tiny home feel huge

As more and more people migrate into cities, tiny living spaces will only become more popular.<p>And if you want to find well-designed tiny homes, look no further than Japan, which has mastered the art.<p>As author Andrew Michler explains in his new book "The Hyperlocalization of Architecture," privacy …

Barcelona artists use old tires as street art to revitalize the city

A Barcelona-based art collective made up of artists OOSS, Iago Buceta, and Mateu Targa has found a brilliant way to repurpose old tires. As part of …

The only technique to learn something new

The other day I threw everything out. Everything. I threw out all my books (donated). I threw out all my clothes.<p>I threw out old computers. I threw …

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