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Book Review: ‘The Glow of Paris: The Bridges of Paris at Night’ by Gary Zuercher

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The Glow of Paris is a magnificent collection of black and white photographs of the bridges of Paris. Read More »

FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life. The Kahlo Exhibit at the NYBG

Frida Kahlo, NYBG: Frida Kahlo-Art, Garden, Live,

Kahlo's cultural roots were embedded in Mexico. The NYBG exhibit pays homage to Kahlo's history and influence on Mexico's art. Read More »

Four Major Art Shows in 2015: Bjork at MOMA, Frida Kahlo, Fritz Scholder, Rembrandt

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From Rembrandt to Björk. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World’ – ‘Alien’ and a Ticket for a Tat

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If you were at the NuArt Theater in Los Angeles on May 15 or 16, you could have gotten a ticket for a tat. If that tattoo was based on the work of H.R. Giger, that is, and you wanted to see the premiere of 'Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World.' H.R. Giger was a relatively obscure surrealist artist until 1979 when the world saw his design work in Ridley Scott’s 'Alien'. From that moment, the world of science fiction and horror, rock music album covers, punk and goth culture, and tattoos and fetish art was changed forever. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off Broadway): ‘Ziegfield’s Midnight Frolic’ by Cynthia von Buhler

'Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolic,' Cynthia von Buhler, Speakeasy Dollhouse, Liberty Theater, Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. the Roaring Twenties, the Jazz Age

In her day Ziegfeld Follies star Olive Thomas was a celebrity and beauty who was Ziegfeld's mistress. Her life took an interesting turn when she married Jack Pickford and took an even more eventful turn when she went with him to the lavish Hotel Ritz in Paris. Behind the backdrop of the Roaring Twenties style and scantily dressed Ziegfeld Follies girls is the story of Olive Thomas and Ziegfield's Midnight Frolic. And what a story it is. Read More »

Artquake’s ‘Colour Your Canvas: Democracy, Art & Dialogue’ Event Empowers Young Vancouver Artists

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The exhibit included the unveiling of the Democracy Mural project, a two-piece mural created by a group of youths between the ages of 13 and 25 portraying their vision for the future of democracy. Read More »

Theater Review: ‘Degas in New Orleans,’ A New York Musical Premiere

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Before he was a renowned French Impressionist painter, Edgar Degas visits his family in New Orleans to help restore their fortunes. What he finds is his beloved cousin Estelle and his family are decline and the city of New Orleans is in chaos. Read More »

Armory Show in New York Is Bigger and Better Than Ever in 2015

In its 16th year

Each year, tens of thousands of visitors file through the armory to see what are considered the most important contemporary galleries in the world. Read More »

Art Book Review: ‘Cool Cat Blue’

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A new icon glowing with promise. Read More »

Book Review: ‘John Lennon: The Collected Artwork’ – The Beatle as a Visual Artist

John Lennon The Collected Artwork

Lennon will always be best known as a musician, but this collection of his artwork provides a fascinating look into a different facet of an intelligent, opinionated and original mind. Read More »