Artists

Yes, if You’re a Photographer, You Are an Artist!

Dear friend, as a word of encouragement and truth: if you’re a photographer you are an artist!<p>Why are photographers artists?<p>This is my …

Street Photography

Modigliani sets world record with estimate in excess of $150m

Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) may fetch more than £170.4m paid for another nude in 2015<p>A Modigliani reclining nude is to be offered at auction with an estimate in excess of $150m (£108m), the highest pre-sale figure for work of art.<p>Sotheby’s announced the estimate as it unveiled the 1917 painting …

Art

An Irish Horse Breeder Has a $150 Million Modigliani Nude to Sell

Irish bloodstock billionaire John Magnier is selling an Amedeo Modigliani nude estimated at $150 million, the most for any work of art at auction …

Fine Art

Intimate Photos of the Ramones During Punk's Early Days

After Danny Fields discovered the Ramones, he spent the next five years managing and photographing the band.<p>Punk rock might not exist if it hadn’t been for Danny Fields. Born in Queens, the legendary music magnate spent the 60s in the East Village, hanging with the likes of Andy Warhol and his …

Indie Music

How to Really Experience Paris

Come to Paris and experience it like a Parisian, not like a tourist: That’s exactly what Paris residents and close friends, Jessie Kanelos Weiner and Sarah Moroz, both 33, hope that all visitors to the city can do. Their new book “Paris in Stride” aims to help tourists get this insider’s …

France

Antonio Banderas Reconsiders Picasso’s Misogyny in the Wake of #MeToo

After a lifetime of idolizing Pablo Picasso, who is from the same Spanish town, Banderas is finally playing him—and reckoning with the way his …

Culture

The House That Inspired The Greatest Designer Of All Time

A trip to Yves Saint Laurent's Moroccan paradise<p>Spend any amount of time in the sun-dappled ochre corners of Marrakech, its fragrant squares rammed with elbows, footfall, spice, texture and trade - the call to prayer and tobacco smoke carrying through the streets and oranges hanging low from every …

Food (UK)

Museums Clash Over Attempt to Sell a Chagall to Pay for a David

A museum’s bid to boost its acquisition budget by selling a Marc Chagall painting has sparked a culture clash in Canada, raising an age-old question: …

Museums

Today is World Book Day — here’s what we’re reading

What’s on your reading list?<p>Today is World Book Day, a day designated by UNESCO to celebrate reading, from books and authors to bookstores and libraries. To mark the occasion, we wanted to see what the larger group of <i>Verge</i> staffers have stacked on their nightstands, tucked away in their bags, or …

Books

Secret rituals of the world's leading creatives

<b>(CNN) —</b> Beyoncé is just like the rest of us -- or at least that's what New York-based illustrator Ellen Weinstein wants you to think. Her new book, "Recipes for Good Luck: The Superstitions, Rituals, and Practices of Extraordinary People," explores the quirky good-luck rituals of some of the …

Coco Chanel

Amazon Has Killed Jill Soloway’s TV Show About Judy Chicago’s ‘Womanhouse’

Art World<p>The new head of Amazon Studios also canceled Soloway's adaptation of Chris Kraus's novel "I Love Dick."<p>,<p>Judy Chicago seems to be everywhere …

Andy Warhol

See Italy’s Dolomites captured in dreamy infrared

Travel photography has the power to showcase the unique beauty and distinctive characteristics of locations all over the world, with creative individuals using different techniques and technology to portray countries and cities in new and exciting ways. One such example is a new series of images …

Italy

10 of the Best Weekend Getaways From Boston

With plenty of historical attractions (Faneuil Hall, the Paul Revere House), an impressive breadth of museums, lovely public parks (Boston Common, …

New England

Vanderpump Rules Recap: Knocking Boots

Vanderpump Rules<p>Lost Cause Season 6 Episode 20<p>Editor's Rating 2 stars<p>I can’t talk about Brittany and Jax’s fake breakup anymore except, well, here we …

Vanderpump Rules

Banderas plays Picasso, a complex hometown hero, in 'Genius'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Antonio Banderas, who shares his birthplace with Pablo Picasso, decided it finally was time to portray his hometown hero. But he leaves it to viewers of National Geographic's drama series "Genius: Picasso" to reconcile the artist's revelatory work with his treatment of the women …

Pablo Picasso

Patek Philippe’s Golden Ellipse: 50 Years Of Mathematics At Their Finest | Quill & Pad

by Sabine Zwettler<p>The year 1968 was one of turmoil. While the United States reached new heights in launching the first manned spacecraft to orbit the …

Watches

Caravaggio‘s writing advice: Get in fights.

The thesis statement of this story is, “It’s lame to complain about paying writers to work. If they write crap, maybe you can complain, but that’s …

Caravaggio

SEC Punishes Shkreli With Stock Trading Sanctions

<i>Martin Shkreli. Photo Credit: Seth Wenig/AP</i><p>The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has hit former pharmaceutical executive and convicted stock …

Corruption

Picasso Movie Could Add Fuel to Already Hot Market

By<p>April 23, 2018 12:22 p.m. ET<p>The film <i>Genius: Picasso</i> will be televised on the National Geographic channel beginning Tuesday, just ahead of the May …

Fine Art

What to Watch: The 100 Returns, Banderas Is a Genius and More | TVLine

12:00<p>A<br>• M<p>Netflix<p>Kevin James: Never Don't Give Up<p>James’ first stand-up comedy special in 17 years includes bits about awkward fan photos, insincere …

TV

Now Playing! Michelangelo Antonioni’s Lives of Quiet Desperation at the Castro

The great tragedy of modern life, Sofia Coppola might say, is that the accoutrements of success—clothes, toys, technology and beautiful lovers—don’t …

San Francisco

Augmented Reality Lets You Hang Priceless Artworks in Your Home

A Picasso for the man cave — why not? Apple and Artsy have an app for you.<p>We all know of the novelties of virtual reality. Just strap this screen to …

Augmented Reality

Iceage's Elias Rønnenfelt soundtracks his life in six records

• Lists<br>• Davy Reed / 23.04.18<p>Having formed in 2008 during their teenage years, Iceage have been drunk on a sense of youthful energy that’s key to …

Soundtracks

5 Weird Stories from the History of Embalming

History of Embalming<p>More than 5,000 years ago the Ancient Egyptians developed the first embalming rituals to preserve lost loved ones. But, let’s get …

Webcomics

Paul Gauguin Cruises to Showcase Special Guest Hosts

The titular Paul Gauguin will welcome aboard various experts to the delight of its 2018 guests.

Paul Gauguin

Antonio Banderas shows his artistic side in Nat Geo's 'Genius: Picasso'

Surviving a mild heart attack 15 months ago was a life-changing experience for Antonio Banderas.<p>"It makes you think a lot," said Banderas, a trim, fit 57, in a recent interview. "It affected my acting. I'm a lot more quieter. I am less anxious to demonstrate anything. Maybe all of that anxiousness …

Pablo Picasso

MC Escher exhibition headlines the National Gallery of Victoria in summer 2018

Off the back of their chart-topping inaugural Triennial (which drew more crowds than any other exhibition in its 157-year history), the National …

Art

Mexico Stops The Sale Of The Frida Kahlo Barbie Doll

After it sparked outrage<p>In honor of International Women's Day last month, Mattel created a Frida Kahlo barbie doll to be sold under its "Inspiring Women" series. And while this sounds good on the surface, Mattel did not ask Frida Kahlo's Estate for permission to use the artist's likeness for …

Frida Kahlo

The 100 takes a turn onto Fury Road in its season-5 premiere

<i>Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Tuesday, April 24. All times are Eastern.</i><p>Top pick<p><b>The 100</b><b>(The CW, 9 p.m.):</b> Season five of this …

TV

Antonio Banderas taps into Picasso’s complicated ‘Genius’

As a teenager growing up in Malaga, Spain, Antonio Banderas felt that the people of his hometown were never able to pay proper homage to its most …

Art