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Friends of African and African American Art Celebrate 50 Years At DIA

Friends of African and African American Art Celebrate 50 Years At DIA

DETROIT, MI – Where were you during the summer of 1962? ‘…The Friends of African and African Art (originally-African Art Gallery Committee) formed a committee to acquire art to establish a new gallery dedicated...

Queen Portrait Defaced: Westminster Abbey Painting By Ralph Heimans Has Been Vandalized

Queen Portrait Defaced: Westminster Abbey Painting By Ralph Heimans Has Been Vandalized

A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II was defaced with spray paint Thursday at London’s Westminster Abbey, and police arrested a man at the church on suspicion of vandalism. Fathers 4 Justice, a protest group...

Gustave Courbet Birthday: Rebellious French Painter Turns 194

Gustave Courbet Birthday: Rebellious French Painter Turns 194

In honor of Gustave Courbet’s birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist’s life and work. We can think of few artists who embody the spirit of unbridled liberty...

Willi Sitte Dead: East German Artist Dies At 92

Willi Sitte Dead: East German Artist Dies At 92

Willi Sitte, one of East Germany’s most eminent artists and a key representative of Communism’s preferred socialist realism painting style, has died at 92. The head of the Willi Sitte Foundation, Hans-Hubert Werner, told...

Huge Street Art Murals Transform City Of Lodz In Poland

Huge Street Art Murals Transform City Of Lodz In Poland

The city of Lodz in Poland is promoting the work of street artists from around the world as a way of creating a cultural re-invigoration of this city whose population is three quarters of...

AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTIST ALLAN ROHANE CRITE WORKS DISCOVERED IN STORAGE UNIT

AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTIST ALLAN ROHANE CRITE WORKS DISCOVERED IN STORAGE UNIT

A story right out of reality television has unfolded for a young couple from western Massachusetts.  Last year the couple acquired the contents of an abandoned storage locker at a Boston auction.  Little did...

Diego Velazquez Birthday: Famed Spanish Artist Turns 414

Diego Velazquez Birthday: Famed Spanish Artist Turns 414

Today we would like to celebrate the birthday of famed portrait artist and friend of Spanish royalty Diego Velazquez. The painter, who The Metropolitan Museum of Artonce described as “the most admired — perhaps the...

Nahum Tschacbasov Retrospective: Exhibit Of Avant-Garde Artist Goes On View For Russian Heritage Month

Nahum Tschacbasov Retrospective: Exhibit Of Avant-Garde Artist Goes On View For Russian Heritage Month

The canvases of Russian-born artist Nahum Tschacbasov are filled with familiar themes — quasi-religious imagery, romantic landscapes, not-so-subtle references to being an artist. With brushstrokes reminiscent of Peter Doig and ghostly figures that echo...

Tala Madani’s Painted World Of Middle Aged Men

Tala Madani’s Painted World Of Middle Aged Men

Imagine a world populated only by middle aged men, left to fumble through their daily activities with a heavy dose of masculinity and self-seriousness that so often plagues the male set. This is the...

Erotic Embroidery: Artist Alaina Varrone Creates Tantalizing Needleworks That Are Certainly NSFW

Erotic Embroidery: Artist Alaina Varrone Creates Tantalizing Needleworks That Are Certainly NSFW

Artist Alaina Varrone turns the wholesome craft of embroidery into a tantalizing medium for erotica in her colorful NSFW needleworks. From blush-worthy nudity to eyebrow-raising sexual acts, the threaded imagery is certainly not your average chain-stitch...

‘At-Risk’ Teens Produce Interesting Artwork As Teacher Aims To Reduce Graffiti

‘At-Risk’ Teens Produce Interesting Artwork As Teacher Aims To Reduce Graffiti

It appears that this California teacher has truly reached his students. In an effort to avoid doling out detentions for graffiting at the alternative high school where he teaches, Reddit user RedPenVandal allows his students to...

Inflatable Art: The Most Incredible Pop-Able Sculptures Around The World

Inflatable Art: The Most Incredible Pop-Able Sculptures Around The World

There’s something playful about anything inflatable. Blown-up objects remind us of a birthday party balloon animals, childhood bounce houses and bubbles of Bazooka Joe. Yet when artists work with inflatable sculptures, these tokens of...