Andy Mowat

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It Was an Ad? So What. It’s Still Art.

It Was an Ad? So What. It’s Still Art.In the hills high above Los Angeles, within the white-columned serenity of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the …


14 Eye Contact Mistakes That Could Be Holding You Back

These are the eye contact mistakes are holding you back at work and in your relationships - and how to fix them.


Why Your Inner Circle Should Stay Small, and How to Shrink It

When it comes to networks, the bigger the better, right? Not necessarily. Carefully curate your most trusted, inner circle and you’ll be surprised at how much more valuable you’ll become to the larger community of people in the world who care about the same things you do.<p>We live in a time when …


A Gallery Owner Was Arrested After Leaving a 10-Foot Heroin Spoon Sculpture Outside OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma

A Connecticut gallery owner was arrested after dropping a 10-foot-long sculpture of a heroin spoon in front of Purdue Pharma’s headquarters on Friday …


NASA gives Jupiter the Van Gogh treatment with magnificent new image

Although originally slated to crash into Jupiter this month, Juno, NASA's Jovian explorer, has been given a three-year extension to gather all of NASAs planned scientific measurements, NASA announced earlier this month.<p>If it keeps producing images like this, showcasing Jupiter's writhing, stormy …


An artist painted a self-portrait of himself on a different drug every day — and he ended up with brain damage

Bryan Lewis Saunders<p>In March 1995, artist Bryan Lewis Saunders began creating at least one self-portrait of himself every day.<p>Born in Washington D.C. …


What Happened When I Replied “Call Me” To Every Email I Got For A Week

After forcing himself to become more “phone-prone,” this CEO finds that empathy sometimes equals efficiency.<p>The sound of descending chimes. Funky MIDI elevator music. <i>Ughhhhhh–why is my phone ringing? Can’t they just text!?</i><p>Like many people, the phone is a tool of last resort. I’d rather text or …

Social Marketing

Finally, a Problem That Only Quantum Computers Will Ever Be Able to Solve

Computer scientists have been searching for years for a type of problem that a quantum computer can solve but that any possible future classical …

Quantum Computing

Richard Diebenkorn Brought California Light to Abstract Expressionism

Recollections of a Visit to Leningrad, 1965.<br>Richard Diebenkorn<br>Richard Diebenkorn FoundationWhen Richard Diebenkorn got off a plane in San Francisco, …


These 3 Short Replies Will Totally Own Your Pushy Coworkers

Sometimes stonewalling is your best defense against unreasonable requests from your peers.<p>I've written a fair amount of corporate politics, lousy bosses and obnoxious coworkers. However, I haven't revealed all the techniques for coping with them that I've learned and observed over the …


Forgeries have got so good – and so costly – that Sotheby’s has brought in its own in-house fraud-busting expert. By Samanth Subramanian<p>The unravelling of a string of shocking old master forgeries began in the winter of 2015, when French police appeared at a gallery in Aix-en-Provence and seized a …


This Is What The Sexual Revolution Looked Like In The 1960s

In the 1960s, sex was a revolution.<p>The 1960s were a turning point for sexuality in the West. What became known as the sexual revolution was spurred by the approval of the Pill in the US and motivated by a newfound energy behind feminist and civil rights movements. In art, cinema, and music, human …

Andy Warhol

Unique post-Soviet architecture photographed throughout the years

In 1991, following the collapse of the USSR, the 15 constituent republics that had made up the union were faced with the task of forging new identities, and as cultures evolved and diverged, new architecture began to spring up across Eastern Europe and Russia. Noticing the stark contrast between …

Eastern Europe

Banksy anonymously submits art, gets rejected by exhibition

A piece of art was submitted to the Royal Academy’s summer exhibition under the name Bryan S Gaakman, and it was ultimately rejected for the show. Speaking through his official Instagram, the artist known as Banksy revealed it was he who entered the piece under the creative pseudonym.<p>The …


These Extremely Condensed Versions Of Famous Books Are Hilarious And Enlightening

This cartoonist is nailing it.


Giacometti’s chaotic Paris studio brought back to life

For close to 40 years, Alberto Giacometti created his spindly sculptures and haunted portraits within the 23 sq. m confines of his Montparnasse …


Anna Delvey, fake German heiress, stiffs art world

Once an art magazine intern, Anna Delvey, aka Anna Sorokin, created a jet-setting lifestyle for herself on others' dimes. Now the fake heiress has …

Shonda Rhimes

An anonymous Instagram account is calling out the art world’s copycats

An anonymous IG account has been wordlessly comparing pieces of art, sparking debate around plagiarism, heavy referencing, and appropriation. It’s like fashion criticism Insta @DietPrada, but for the art world.<p>@whos____who has amassed over 15.4k followers, posting side-by-side comparisons of …


A Historic Ghost Town in California Is Up for Sale

For just shy of $1 million, a ghost town in California’s majestic Inyo Mountains could be yours. Cerro Gordo, a 19th-century mining town that served …

Queen Elizabeth II

Frida Kahlo and the birth of Fridolatry

Perhaps without knowing it, the architect designed a house whose function it was to allow an “open” relationship<p>The colonising narratives go on. In 2002, Weinstein asked Salma Hayek for a more-sexy Kahlo – more nudity, less unibrow<p>Frida, the unapologetic bitch. Frida, the disabled artist. Frida, …


The work of Cecil Beaton is having its first exhibition in Spain at the international photography and visual arts festival Photo España with a major retrospective of more than 100 images of leading figures in the British aristocracy and the worlds of fashion, culture and politics


How to Maintain—and Exhibit—Your Art At Home

Lessons from the pros<p>By Jane Lerner<p>Every art buyer experiences the thrill of acquisition: the thwack of the hammer, the signature on the dotted line, …


There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In The Streets, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him (30+ New Pics)

Tom Bob (previously here) refuses to simply <i>live</i> in the world. He's reshaping it. Creating clever street art on common objects in the urban landscape, …

United Arab Emirates

Public Art Project to Commission Political Billboards in All Fifty States

June 04, 2018 at 12:58pm<p>For Freedoms, the artist-run political action committee founded by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman in 2016, is …


From eBay to Garage Sales: Photo Discoveries Worth Millions

<i>Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons</i>You wouldn't think that people finding rare photos at garage sales, auctions, and on eBay for pennies on the …

National Parks

Remarkably detailed tiny sculptures on the tips of pencils

Artist Salavat Fidai creates all sorts of cool art, but his work sculpting the tips of pencils really stands out as an impressive achievement.<p>Black …


Various Foods Hide Behind the Safety of Pixelation in a Fantastic Manipulated Graphic Art Series

Japanese artist Yuni Yoshida has created a fantastic manipulated graphic art series in which small spots on various food items are pixelated, leaving …


Quantum computers are weirder and more powerful than we thought

One of the biggest theoretical problems in quantum computing – just how much they differ from ordinary computers – has now been solved. The results …

Quantum Computing

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

JavaScript is disabled<p>You need to enable JavaScript to use SoundCloud<p>Peggy Guggenheim Collection’s tracks<p>Introduzione a "Josef Albers in Messico" by …


At the event in Bucharest, artists dress up as characters in vivid outfits and hold very still. The festival, which is the largest European festival of its kind, aims to change perceptions of the artform as an occupation associated with amateurs or begging