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Jay-Z and Beyoncé Unleash New Music Video Featuring The Louvre

Pop culture and Parisian museums mixed when Jay-Z and Beyoncé—also known as “the Carters”—debuted their joint music video, “Apesh**t,” on June 16, 2018. During the music video, the pop stars can be seen with a posse of dancers, grooving and grinding in front of famous artworks that span more than three millennia at The Louvre. Most […]

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A colorful sculpture displayed in Collins Park as part of the 2015 Miami Art Basel.

Miami is Hosting its Very Own Version of the Swiss Art Basel

The second week of June 2018 kicks off with the Art Basel in Switzerland, which will feature 290 galleries from 35 countries. According to artnet News, 16 of those galleries are making their very first Basel debut. But if you weren’t able to make it to Switzerland this year, that’s okay, because there’s still plenty of time to […]

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2018 International Living Statues Festival Mesmerizes and Amazes

Eight participating countries, 64 embodied statues, and about 30,000 spectators filled the Filipescu-Cesianu garden in Bucharest, Romania for the 2018 International Living Statues Festival. The costume festival featured members of the Romanian Masca Theatre, who dressed up as 17th-18th century Parisian street vendors. “The festival, which is the largest European festival of its kind, aims […]

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Artist ‘Sees’ Music, Paints Songs

Some artists paint what they know: still life, portraits, and landscapes. Other artists take a more abstract approach and paint whatever they dream up. Artist Christina Eve takes a unique approach. She paints sounds as she “sees” them. But Eve isn’t just painting what she thinks a sound might look like; she’s painting her colorful […]

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A seedy empty lot.

New York City Artist Turns Drug Lot Into an Art Oasis

David Scalza’s art garden is filled with colorful tapestries, musical instruments, potted plants, and bunting. But the garden wasn’t always so nice. In fact, 20 years ago, the garden wasn’t a garden at all. Before Scalza created the art oasis, the New York City lot outside his rent-stabilized apartment was stricken by crack and crime. […]

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Modigliani Painting Sells for $157.2 Million

A 1917 painting by Amedeo Modigliani sold for $157.2 million at Sotheby’s in New York on May 14. The work, titled Nu couché (sur le côté gauche), is a portrait of a nude model glancing over her shoulder. According to ARTnews, this piece was the highest-priced lot in Sotheby’s Impressionist and modern art sale. It […]

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‘Night Fever’ Exhibit Chronicles Club Culture

When most people go clubbing, they don’t marvel at the architecture or whisper about how the decor is so art nouveau. But the Vitra Design Museum in Rhein, Germany is changing the way people think about clubs. Night Fever, which opened in March and will remain on display through Sept. 9, 2018, examines the arrival of […]

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A photo taken from the outside of an H&M store. The clothing retailer was recently sued for using a graffiti artist's work without his permission.

H&M Battles With Graffiti Artist Over Copyright

Since graffiti is often viewed as vandalism, most people don’t believe the artists themselves have any legal rights to their work. But according to the Washington Post, “… artistically speaking, the law is often on their side.” Recently, clothing and retail giant H&M tested its luck when it featured a picture of a model backflipping […]

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Artist Angelica Dass speaks about her project “Humanæ” at a TedX event in Madrid, Spain.

Artist Matches People’s Skin Tone to Pantone Swatches

From to-go cups to USB flash drives, Pantone products are booming in popularity. The company is best known for its proprietary color-matching system used in fabrics, plastics, and paint. But Brazilian artist Angelica Dass, who describes herself as an “activator more than an activist,” used Pantone swatches to match Pantone colors to something else: skin […]

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A group of four women of various different ethnicities. One of the women has vitiligo, a skin condition that causes loss of skin color in blotches. An artist from Missouri creates dolls with vitiligo.

Artist Crafts Diverse Dolls Reflecting Various Skin Conditions

Today, not all dolls are cookie-cutter thin, blonde, and blue-eyed like Barbie. In fact, Barbie recently released a series of dolls inspired by women role-models, such as Frida Kahlo and Amelia Earhart. With the increased demand for assorted dolls that empower girls and look more like the children who play with them, it’s no wonder […]

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