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Op-Ed: Surrealist artist favors Day of The Dead over Halloween as sacred Special

San Francisco - While dozens of parties are being planned and the usual traversing of 'trick-or-treaters' are gearing up, there is one group in San Francisco that likes to honor the autumn festivity's original purpose, "a day to honor the dead."

Op-Ed: Studio 35 where artists of the canvas and of the page converge Special

Sonoma - There's that old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Words and images often go together so it is no surprise that Studio 35 would have a poetry reading on Oct. 10 to compliment its art display.

Photo essay: Eindhoven, the Dutch modernist city Special

Eindhoven - Eindhoven is a city in the Netherlands. It is associated with industry and art, and is the home town of the Dutch electronics company Philips. This October, Digital Journal was in town.

Asian cave paintings challenge Europe as cradle of art

Paris - The silhouette of a hand on a cave wall in Indonesia is 40,000 years old, showing that Europe was not the birthplace of art as long believed, researchers said on Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Audio Describer donates her voice to help those with disabilities Special

San Francisco - With so much these days about access and having a voice to be heard, voice-over artist Michele Spitz is very outspoken when it has to do with access to the arts.

An activist weekend in Edmonton Special

Edmonton - The second last weekend of September was filled with events in Edmonton's local arts and activism scenes due to observance of several worldwide days of action.

Comics, Narrative, and the Unstable Other in Who’s Hump? Special

Chicago - On September 24th Chicago’s LATITUDE gallery space will host a Winkelman-Milling Projects show called Who’s HUMP?, the latest in a series of WMP shows that spotlight art and artists exploring boundaries in the windy city and beyond.

Are females more attracted to artistic men?

A recent study by an Italian postgraduate student claims that art and creativity is a masculine representation of one's genes in the context of selective mating in humans, and therefore makes males more attractive.

Monet discovered in suitcase of 'Nazi art' hoarder

Berlin - The reclusive son of a Nazi-era art dealer who amassed a giant secret collection snuck a Monet with him into the German hospital where he died in May, investigators said Friday.

Willem Vedovi: the Challenges of the Art Market - Interview Special

Brussels - A successful art-lover, Willem Vedovi is the co-founder of one of the most renowned art gallery in Brussels, the gallery Vedovi. In this modern and contemporary art gallery he has been running together with his brother Paolo Vedovi since 1995.

BAM ARTSfair showcases captivating works of art Special

Bellevue - ARTSfair, an annual outdoor art festival presented by the Bellevue Arts Museum, gives visitors the chance to behold and admire many unique sculptures, paintings and photo pieces created by accomplished local artists.

Residents of Japanese town band together to create rice art

Aomori - Around 8,000 residents of the town Inakadate in Aomori Prefecture banded together to create some incredible art using simple arrangementsof rice.

Art Walk turns Whyte Avenue into an outdoor gallery Special

Edmonton - The 2014 Whyte Avenue Art Walk taking place this weekend turns the Old Strathcona neighbourhood into an outdoor art gallery.

The Meteor Guitar Gallery is open and amped Special

Bentonville - For many decades, untold numbers of people were entertained within the walls of the venerable Meteor Theater. Now a local entrepreneur, who turned his passion into a rocking business, is restoring the building and featuring new and vintage guitars.

Last letter of Virginia Woolf on display in London Special

London - The National Portrait Gallery opened today an exhibition that explores the life and work of Virginia Woolf, one of Britain's most celebrated writers of all times.

Metal music in a box at London's 'Sculpture in the City' (Video)

London - Sculpture in the City is currently on in London, with some cutting edge contemporary works from leading artists popping up around town. One such installation involves a death metal band playing in an airtight, soundproofed box until the air runs out.

Polish city's new statue cuts a urinating Lenin down to size

- A Lenin statue has returned to a onetime model communist city in Poland but the monumental hero of Soviet days is now a small, lurid green man urinating from atop a black plinth.

Oscars invite 271 to join

Los Angeles - Invitations to join The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have been sent out. This time around, 271 artists and executives have been invited to join.

The Works explores Aboriginal themes Special

Edmonton - The Works Art and Design Festival, an annual event in Edmonton, explores some Aboriginal themes in this year's festival.

Amazing sculpture changes form based on where you view it from

Perspective can do some tricky things to the human mind. In this case it is used to create a piece of art that changes based on where you look at it from. Watch the video yourself and decide whether it is spectacular or not.

Dogs Immemorial: A radiant tribute Special

Cairns - Prolific Australian artist Rose Rigley has created a lovingly luminous testament to the special position dogs hold in our lives.

Spain's 'Always Shameless' artist hits New York City art scene Special

New York - A Spanish star will shine at the UNIX Gallery in NYC from June 12 to July 12, as the work of artist Eugenio Merino goes on show in his “Always Shameless” exhibition. This despite legal battles by the artist to defend his freedom of speech in Spain.

Links found between HIV treatment and birth defects

Specific links between medicines used to manage HIV in pregnant women, and the prevalence and type of birth defects, have been found in a new study.

Stolen 10th century statues to return to Cambodia

New York - The Cambodian government officially received two 10th century Khmer Empire artifacts looted from the country over forty years ago.

'Alien' artist, H.R. Giger, dies at 74

Zurich - H.R. Giger, an artist known for his dark, macabre works and most famous for designing the creatures and sets of the "Alien" series of movies, has passed away at age 74.

German art hoarder left two 'complementary' wills

Berlin - The late German recluse who hoarded a priceless art trove, some of it suspected Nazi loot, left two wills, a court said Tuesday, adding however that they "complement each other".

The Neptune Memorial Reef: a reef where you can stay forever

America's Neptune Society is known as a reputable cremation provider for when those dear to us pass away. Since 2007, however, customers have also had the option of having their ashes scattered on the seabed — on an artificial reef.

Review: WHITEWASH — A tribute to 5 Pointz Special

New York - "WHITEWASH" is a gallery show at Jeffery Leder Gallery. It is a tribute to 5 Pointz Aerosol Art Center and a response to its destruction. The show is curated by Marie Cecile-Flageul.

Three charged in New York over $33 mln art scam

New York - Three men were charged in New York in connection with a $33 million scam over two decades making and selling paintings purportedly by world-famous artists but which were in fact fakes.

Review: 'Love Transmitter' may be third success by Michael Cullen

Los Angeles - Michael Cullen’s first full-length album, “Love Transmitter,” has received critical acclaim for its dark lyrics and brooding sense of melody. The synth pop singer/songwriter notes ABBA, AC/DC, the Beatles and David Bowie as his early influences.
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A sculpture of horses by Sayaka Ganz  using found objects
A sculpture of horses by Sayaka Ganz, using found objects
With permission by Sayaka Ganz
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Detail of statue  Lyon France
Detail of statue, Lyon France
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B/W Nature
B/W Nature
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A beautiful picture
A beautiful picture
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An artistic hand painting by Guido Daniele  depicting an elephant
An artistic hand painting by Guido Daniele, depicting an elephant
From Guido Daniele
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Performance artist Philip Jagger  a distant relative of the famed Rolling Stones singer  performs at...
Performance artist Philip Jagger, a distant relative of the famed Rolling Stones singer, performs at a 2013 Art's Birthday event in Edmonton, Canada.
Abram Hindle
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High Museum of Art  Atlanta
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
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Graffiti writers producing intricate works of art
Graffiti writers producing intricate works of art
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Oversize images greet at the entrance to the exhibition
Oversize images greet at the entrance to the exhibition
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Willner s talent for recognizing artistically interesting combinations is one originating in his you...
Willner's talent for recognizing artistically interesting combinations is one originating in his youth. “I grew up at the tail-end of where that was very normal,” the 57 year-old producer says, “you know, let’s call it music-as-vaudeville, when records became an art form in the same way literature, and art, and movies were, and the variety shows on TV: you had Dr. John next to Miles Davis next to Buffalo Springfield.”
Lou Reed
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The Festival of Leaves at the Park de la Tête d Or  Lyon France 2010
The Festival of Leaves at the Park de la Tête d'Or, Lyon France 2010
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High Museum of Art  Atlanta
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
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Tuscany  Italy July 2011
Tuscany, Italy July 2011
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baltimore art
baltimore art
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Works by regional artists for sale at Terra Studios  Muse Gallery.  Fayetteville  Ark.  Nov. 13  201...
Works by regional artists for sale at Terra Studios' Muse Gallery. Fayetteville, Ark. Nov. 13, 2010.
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Aga Khan s collection for the first time in Berlin - Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum
Aga Khan's collection for the first time in Berlin - Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum
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 Crossing  is created by Peter Labelle from found objects.
"Crossing" is created by Peter Labelle from found objects.
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Carol Matson s work is on display at Arcadia Gallery in Toronto.
Carol Matson's work is on display at Arcadia Gallery in Toronto.
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