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  • FILE - In this April 29, 2016, file photo, a visitor inspects "Untitled" by Jean-Michel Basquiat on display during the press preview of "Bound to Fail" at Christie's auction house in New York. A large blue and green painting by Mark Rothko and the monumental self-portrait by Jean-Michel Basquiat are among the major highlights of Christie's contemporary art sale Tuesday, May 10. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

    Basquiat Sets Artist Record At Christie’s Sale At $57.3M

    NEW YORK — A monumental self-portrait by Jean-Michael Basquiat set a world auction record for the artist at $57.3 million Tuesday evening at a Christie’s contemporary art sale.
    Basquiat’s self-portrait, “Untitled, 1982,” portrays the young artist as a fiery, demonic […]

  • FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby gestures during an interview at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, in Washington. The Smithsonian will display two items related to Bill Cosby at its new African-American history museum on the National Mall and has no current plans to acknowledge the sexual-assault allegations against the comedian. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

    Smithsonian To Include 2 Cosby Items In New History Museum

    WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian and Bill Cosby can’t seem to escape one another.
    After facing criticism for an exhibit of works from Cosby’s personal art collection, the Smithsonian plans to include two items related to Cosby at its new African-American history […]

  • This photo taken Aug. 27, 2014 shows presidential portraits, including this painting of George Washington by artist Gilbert Stuart from 1796, at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington. One of the most famous portraits of George Washington will soon get a high-tech examination and face-lift of sorts with its first major conservation treatment in decades. The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery has begun planning the conservation and digital analysis of the full-length "Lansdowne" portrait of the first president that was painted by Gilbert Stuart in 1796, museum officials told The Associated Press. The 8-foot-by-5-foot picture is considered the definitive portrait of Washington as president after earlier images in military uniform. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Famous George Washington Painting To Be Restored

    WASHINGTON — One of the most famous portraits of George Washington will soon get a high-tech examination and face-lift of sorts with its first major conservation treatment in decades.
    The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has begun planning the conservation and digital […]

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  • In this Sept. 4, 2014 photo, a man pauses to views Picasso's “Le Tricorne," a 19-foot by 20-foot stage curtain, that hangs in the lobby of the Seagram building, in a passageway connecting the two dining rooms of New York's Four Seasons restaurant. The pairing between one of the art legend’s biggest paintings and one of New York's most illustrious eateries ends Sunday, when the unusual artwork is to be eased off its travertine wall and ultimately moved to a museum, after a legal dispute that for a time split some of the city’s most prominent preservationists. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    A Farewell To Art: NY Eatery’s Big Picasso To Move

    NEW YORK — For over half a century, New York City’s Four Seasons restaurant has been a place where Picasso meets the power lunch.
    But the pairing between one of the artist’s biggest paintings and one of New York’s most illustrious […]

  • Performance Artist Does Impromptu Reenactment Of The World’s Raciest Painting (NSFW)

    Performance Artist Does Impromptu Reenactment Of The World’s Raciest Painting (NSFW)

    Une artiste expose son sexe sous «L’origine du… by quoi2news
    If you’ve ever gazed into the beautiful void that is Gustav Courbet’s “The Origin of the World,” you’re probably familiar with just how provocative (and NSFW) the painting is.
    As the title […]

  • This photo provided by Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, shows the 1921 painting Odalisque by Henri Matisse. Dutch museums have identified 139 pieces of art, including dozens of paintings, one by Matisse and many by Dutch painters of varying renown such as Impressionist Isaac Israels, as likely having been taken forcibly from Jewish owners. (AP Photo/Van Abbemuseum)

    Dutch Museums Identify 139 Likely Nazi Looted Art

    AMSTERDAM  — Dutch museums announced Tuesday they have found 139 artworks that may have been looted during the Nazi era, including paintings from masters such as Matisse, Klee and Kandinsky.
    The major review of all museum collections in the country found […]

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  • A painting titled "Sunset at Montmajour" is seen in this handout photo received from The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam on September 9, 2013. REUTERS/Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) Sunset at Montmajour, 1988. Private collection/Handout via Reuters

    Hidden For A Century, ‘Fake’ Is Actually A Van Gogh

    AMSTERDAM  – A French landscape painting stored in an attic and kept from public view for a century because it was considered a fake is the work of Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh, a museum said on Monday citing new research.
    “Sunset […]

  • VIDEO: A Visit To The Intersection Of Art and Artifice, Sunset Strip

    VIDEO: A Visit To The Intersection Of Art and Artifice, Sunset Strip

     

     
    Embodied by the ’80s karaoke party of Rock Of Ages, then wrapped in a bedazzled anarchy-symbol T-shirt and $100 skull bandana, the last lingering shreds of rock ‘n’ roll “rebellion” have long since been sanitized and repackaged as a Halloween […]

  • World Nomads Tunisia: FIAF’s Biennial Celebration Highlights The Country’s Changing Art Landscape

    World Nomads Tunisia: FIAF’s Biennial Celebration Highlights The Country’s Changing Art Landscape

    The Arab Spring countries of North Africa and the Middle East are ushering in a new generation of contemporary artists, eager to express their social and political perspectives in an era of post-revolutionary change. Journalists have taken notice, shining a […]

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  • ohn Currin (B. 1962) "Bea Arthur Naked," oil on canvas, Painted in 1991.

    Nude Bea Arthur Painting By John Currin Sells For $1.9 Million At Christie’s Auction

    A nude portrait of Golden Girls star Bea Arthur sold for a whopping $1.9 million at Christie’s auction house this week. The pricey painting went to one lucky, anonymous phone bidder.
    The controversial artist John Currin painted “Bea Arthur Naked” in […]

  • Maria Tallchief Dead: New York Ballet Legend Dies At 88

    Maria Tallchief Dead: New York Ballet Legend Dies At 88

    CHICAGO — Maria Tallchief, one of America’s first great prima ballerinas who gave life to such works as “The Nutcracker,” “Firebird,” and other masterpieces from legendary choreographer George Balanchine, has died. She was 88.
    Tallchief died Thursday in Chicago, her daughter, […]

  • Street Art …

    Street Art …

    Is it real art or just glorified Graffiti … Throughout the world one can find this form of so called, “Street Art”. But is it real art? That’s the question … Cave paintings of prehistoric origin found on the walls […]

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