Archive | March, 2017
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Artist Receives Death Threats After Creating Anti-Trump Billboard

On Friday, March 17, an anti-Trump billboard was posted in Phoenix, Arizona. The image was that of President Trump, with nuclear mushroom clouds behind him and cash symbols that resemble swastikas at his side. Karen Fiorito is the artist behind the image. In the past, she’s done similar works protesting the likes of former President […]

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A photo of Mama Cass from The Mamas and the Papas.

Before Adele, There was Mama Cass

Adele will go down in history as one of greatest singers of all time. Her rich, dark, powerful contralto voice has set her apart in an industry dominated by sopranos. Even her full figure—which has long-since been criticized in the mainstream media—is a breath of fresh air. Adele challenges the status quo, and that’s precisely […]

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The Institute of Arab and Islamic Art Scheduled to Open in May

Sheikh Mohammed Al-Thani is a Qatari national who lives in New York City. He’s watched helplessly as hundreds of stereotypes about his faith and nationality continue to sweep the nation. But Al-Thani will be helpless no more. In order to counteract these misunderstandings, Al-Thani is launching a cultural space in downtown Manhattan: a 2,500 sq. ft. gallery for […]

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A portrait painted by Tim Patch (AKA

Meet ‘Pricasso’: The Artist Who Uses His Penis as a Paintbrush

Yes, this is real. No, we’re not joking. There is legitimately a man who paints with his penis. His name is Tim Patch, but he prefers to go by the name “Pricasso.” He’s a 68-year-old man from Australia and believe it or not, his artwork is pretty good! But his penis isn’t the only body […]

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A photo of Adolf Hitler.

Art Critic Calls Hitler Painting a ‘Piece of S***’

Most people don’t know that Hitler was a painter. That’s because his artistic side is overshadowed by his ruthless dictatorship—and rightfully so. But just because he was an artist doesn’t necessarily mean that he was a good artist. In fact, art critic Vittorio Sgarbi has gone as far as to describe one of Hitler’s paintings […]

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A photo of colorful rolls of toilet paper.

Toiletpaper Paradise: The Most Bizarre Exhibit in America

The Gallery at Cadillac House is usually a space of clean, contemporary lines—a mirrored and marbled exhibition space of the highest class. Right now, the floor, wall, and ceiling are covered in carpet that features massive photographs of sauce-covered spaghetti. Over that is dozens of posters of sport fish, a bathroom with a mirror full of […]

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The MARTa Museum in Herford, Germany.

Artists Translate Feelings of Shame into Eerie Works of Art

Shame is a universal emotion. Everyone experiences it and yet everyone copes with it in their own unique way. It’s a disconcerting aspect of the human condition. A new exhibit called “The Inner Skin – Art and Shame,” is an artist’s take on what it means to feel mortified. The exhibit, which is on display […]

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A photo taken from the outside of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY.

The Mystery Behind the Met Director’s Sudden Resignation

Last week, Thomas P. Campbell resigned from his position as Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The news sent shock waves throughout the art community. Nobody saw it coming, since there was no formal indication that anything was wrong. But according to the New York Times, there was a lot going on behind the […]

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Japanese clothing company UNIQLO's logo.

Winners of the 2017 UNIQLO Arts Grant Announced

Japanese clothing company UNIQLO gave a $200,000 grant to the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation for the purpose of installing original artworks by local artists into NYC Parks over the course of 2017 and 2018. NYC solicited the generous grant as part of their mission to increase cultural content and appeal of […]

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