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Thief Steals Fake from Museum

By: Truth Is Cool

A painting stolen from the University of Toronto, and which was attributed by police to the 18th century Italian master Francesco Guardi (1712-1793) has turned out to be an imitation by an unknown artist, the Globe and Mail reports.

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Buyer Be Damned

By: Josh King

A lawsuit filed by billionaire art collector Ronald Perelman against art megadealer Larry Gagosian was dismissed Thursday by an appeals court. The art world is a heinous place where people get eaten alive if they aren’t aware of the forces which drive the machinery. Machiavellian in nature, the rich do not always get richer playing the art game, especially when dealing with heavyweights like Larry Gagosian.

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Yvon Lambert Slams Art World

By: Vicky Victoria

How things have changed. Over the past two decades our world has under gone immense change, most notably, cultural change. The financial markets, and the ideology that fuels them, in conjunction with the Internet, have abandoned a culture sensitive to art.

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MORE SCANDALS IN THE RAT (ART) WORLD

By: Josh King

It's always good to be on the right side of the law.

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From Extinction to Art – Repurposing the ol’ New York City Parking Meter

By: Conrad Stojak

Fluke thing. I was going on a morning jog back in October when Banksy was all the rage when suddenly my shoelace got untied. I put my foot on a bumper of a car to tie it when I found myself staring straight into the dome of a defunct parking meter whose timer and dials were removed. I then said to myself, "If I really tried hard enough I could stick something in there".

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The Convoluted World of Keith Haring

By: Reyne Hirsch

There are “experts” for everything these days. If you own a European car, there are experts to work on it. If you want to collect coins, there is an expert that grades them. If you want to collect Keith Haring, there is a group of experts to authenticate them. Well, maybe.

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Following His Truth, Robert Presutti Finds Soul

By: Vicky Victoria

After having had a long successful career with photo legends Deborah Turbeville and Mary Ellen Mark, Robert Presutti went out on his own and began a new journey. The truth that he discovered is that publishing is not what it use to be. Few and far between, magazines accept soulful photos and deep stories that not only expose our society, but actually are a positive impetus in making our culture richer. Instead, fast food publishing has become the norm, and Robert’s photos which expose the truth and soul of his subjects are something our present culture has a hard time accepting or appreciating. His fortune changed however, by following his truth, when serendipitous encounters brought him assignments of a lifetime.

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Bio-Art: The Struggle of Life Over Death

By: James Sullivan

Now bacteria and other denizens of the primordial soup can create works of art...or be the supply, as I discovered in a chance encounter when trying to find the work of Ernst Haeckel on Google, who pioneered naturalistic art, fascinated by the idea of how many turned to the natural sciences for inspiration in the nineteenth century, a time when artists who entered such a new and daring field were considered respectable, in demand to capture with their greatest efforts what microlenses at the time were not capable of.

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The Top 10 Most Famous Graffiti Artists

By: Truth Is Cool

Art is considered as the free form of expression. As we continuously develop artistic skills, art also comes along with them together with alphabets and illustrations. Now, graffiti is considered as the most popular art among the streets of each city in every part of the world. Artists have come up with the idea of expressing beautiful and artistic letterings in the walls with paint. So let’s talk about some famous graffiti artists and their art.

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Mihae Mukaida from RockPaperRobot

By: Candy Washington

I had the pleasure of interviewing Mihae Mukaida, a Parsons grad with a background in design, documentary film, and advertising, and co-founder of RockPaperRobot, an engineering boutique specializing in the innovation and fabrication of high-end kinetic furniture and lighting, and got the insider’s scoop on how to successfully launch your own start-up.

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Paradise Found Paradise Lo$t

By: Vicky Victoria

"Paradise Found Paradise Lo$t", a documentary in the making by Conrad Stojak, inspires to examine the lives of Austrian pop artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser and a man who re-discovered one of his greatest works, Chris Muth. Filming on and off over the past 4 years, Conrad has seen Chris attempt to transform himself into Hundertwasser, and Conrad’s life in return has become an obsession of these two men.

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Paradise Found, Paradise Lo$t

By: Adam Yellin

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Blood Stains: Can We Really Call That Art?

By: Candace Bryan

I can admit, I find a lot of contemporary art questionable. While I’ve certainly seen some truly inspirational works, some leave me scratching my head. It often feels as though the line between “art” and “something-done-merely-for-attention” is blurry, especially in our increasingly digital age.

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Sexting as Art

By: Emily Kirkpatrick

Artist Karen Finley recently placed herself in the lobby of the New Museum, in full-view of visitors, as part of a limited time only, interactive performance installation. No, this isn’t The Artist is Present: Part II, but rather Finley’s tongue-in-cheek take on sexuality in a digital age, called Sext Me if You Can.

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What We Can Learn From Cave Paintings

By: Candace Bryan

Growing up I remember learning very little about cave paintings, other than that they existed and wasn’t it “neat” that humans have been creating art for thousands and thousands of years.

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New Exhibit at Louvre Shows Truths of Politics and Society

By: Candace Bryan

It’s rare that a classic museum as well-established as the Louvre lets itself act as a canvas for modern art.

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Inside the Beautiful Mind of Chris Marker

By: Artie Vincent

The creative genius behind the cult film '12 Monkeys' wasn't director Terry Gilliam. In fact, Gilliam's film was an ode to his biggest cinematic influence – Chris Marker.

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The Surprising Inspiration Behind Adam Johnson's Pulitzer Prize

By: Vicky Victoria

This week, on April 15, the Pulitzer Prize winners were announced. One pleasant surprise was that , whereas last year’s 2012 Pulitzers...

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Art As A Gateway Drug

By: Holly Ramos

Oh my, so much has been written on the creative process and how to nurture it. Creativity can be daunting. “The voices” in our heads can stop us...

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What Kind of Light Can Kill Van Gogh’s Sunflowers?

By: Candace Bryan

Delicate things often need to be kept in certain protective environments. This is why guitars are stored in climate-controlled rooms at Guitar Center...

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Theft at the Louvre Museum

By: Candace Bryan

When you hear the words “crime” and “art” together, you probably imagine a high-profile art heist with a gunman and evil mastermind tactics.

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