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Artist sells other peoples' Instagram photos for $100k in NYC

An artist is exhibiting and selling other peoples' Instagram photos without permission in New York City right now. With prices reaching as much as $100k, the story is drawing controversy and criticism as a copyright loophole means it could all be legal.

Op-Ed: Steve Grand deserves to become next big superstar in music

At a day and age when contemporary music is all about auto-tune and over-production, singer-songwriter Steve Grand is pure heart and soul.

Catching up with Michael Zhonga: Greek-American EDM artist Special

Farmingdale - Greek-American electronic dance music (EDM) artist Michael Zhonga sat down and chatted with Digital Journal at a local cafe in Farmingdale on Long Island.

Toronto's Artist Project celebrates its 8th year with a new show

Toronto - One of the largest art fairs in Toronto is the annual Artist Project, which kicks off with its annual Opening Night Party on February 19th. This is an unique opportunity to meet and buy art directly from over 250 emerging and mid-career artists.

Hunter Hayes wins People's Choice Award for 'Male Country Artist'

January 7 was a night to remember for country star Hunter Hayes. He took home the "Best Male Country Artist" award at the People's Choice Awards.

Kip Moore wins 'Breakthrough Artist of the Year' at ACC awards

Country star Kip Moore has a major reason to be proud of. He emerged as a big winner at the inaugural American Country Countdown Awards.

'The Many Faces' Art Exhibition Opens in New York Gallery Sensei Special

New York - "The Many Faces," a new art exhibition exploring consumerism, sex, and American culture, opened in New York on December 12, 2014. The following photos are from the opening reception at Gallery Sensei, attended by the artists, curator, and art enthusiasts.

Artist draws picture of her sleep paralysis demon

A sleep paralysis-plagued artist has attempted to overcome her intense nighttime hallucinations by controlling the terror and drawing the demon that stalks her mind.

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.

Dutch artist fakes five-week trip through southeast Asia

Amsterdam - In an effort to show how much we manipulate situations on the social media, Zilla van den Born from Amsterdam pretended to take a five-week trip away in southeast Asia, all the while keeping her friends on Facebook updated with photos of her great trip.

Colt Ford talks 'Thanks for Listening' CD, golf and Toby Keith Special

Country artist Colt Ford opened up about his latest studio album "Thanks for Listening," his new single "Workin' On," his tour with Toby Keith and golf.

Arrest of Tokyo vagina artist sparks free expression protest

Tokyo - Japanese police have arrested a Tokyo artist on obscenity charges for distributing data that allowed recipients to make 3D prints of her vagina, sparking protests over what supporters said was an attack on free expression.

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.

'Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case' looks at the human behind the artist Special

'Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case' is a new documentary tracing the Chinese artist’s life post-incarceration. Its filmmaker says you don’t have to love Ai’s art to appreciate the story of a human being facing incredible odds.

Artist turns your brainwaves into 3D-printed sculptures

A New York artist has made an astronomical technological breakthrough. Ion Pompian, located in a gallery six floors above Broadway has developed a tool that turns people’s brainwaves into 3D-printed sculptures.

Review: Leah Turner dazzles on new single 'Pull Me Back' Special

Columbia Nashville recording country artist Leah Turner is releasing "Pull Me Back" as her second single to country radio.

Review: A funk/soul album with great potential, but minor issues

“Burden to Bear is especially precious to me because it’s my first album,” says soul/pop artist Lael Summer, currently a student in the University of Southern California’s elite Popular Music program and signed to New York’s True Groove Records.

This parrot is actually a woman posing in bodypaint

What looks exactly like a parrot perched on a stump is really the work of artist Johannes Stoetter, who lives in Italy. He spent four hours painting the woman's body using special breathable paint.

Marius Macrobius creates 'ever-changing' motion picture EENDAG Special

Has it been a while since you watched your favorite movie because you already know every scene by heart? A South African artist decided to create his own favorite motion picture that will keep "transforming" for many years to come.

Robert De Niro does right by the old man

Park City - Much of what we know about Robert De Niro has played out on the screen, and his latest film venture will show us a whole lot more about the intensely-private actor who seldom grants interviews or ventures out to public events.

Conjuring Burroughs Special

New York - Katelan Foisy was a drug addict by the time she was 20. She lost both her lover and her best friend in a short span of time, but found inspiration as an artist and businesswoman through an unlikely source: the work of William S. Burroughs.

Australian artist introduces us to 'vaginal knitting'

Casey Jenkins, an Australian artist, will be spending a few weeks knitting with wool placed inside her vagina. She even uses the material when it is soaked with her menstrual blood.

Russian shock artist nails genitals to Red Square

Moscow - A Russian artist stripped naked Sunday and nailed his genitals to the ground of Moscow's Red Square in protest of the Kremlin's "crackdown on political rights."

Spain's 'anti-Banksy' train graffiti artist comes to end of line

Madrid - Some street artists, like Banksy, paint for a good cause. Others like "LOSE" just paint and paint. Now Spain's most prolific train graffiti artist has been arrested in Madrid, Spain.

Czech sculptor gives the country's president the finger (video)

Prague - David Černý is a controversial Czech artist, known for his anti-communist stance. Just ahead of the parliamentary polls, he has made a statement by installing a huge purple hand with a raised middle finger, right in the middle of Prague's main river.

Artist snorts paint, and then he creates art by crying

Leandro Granato, an artist from Argentina, snorts water-based paint and then squeezes the paint out of his eyes to create works of art onto a canvas.

Wet Dreams at Philadelphia's SPACE 1026

Philadelphia - Wet Dreams is a mixed-media installation inspired by deep sea celestial voyaging, surfing, and the mysticism surrounding the ocean. Its opening reception is this Friday at SPACE 1026, a Philadelphia-based artist collective.

Artist who painted Putin in women's lingerie flees Russia

A portrait of Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev in women’s undergarments has been seized from an art gallery in St. Petersburg ahead of the G20 summit.

The perfect husband: Comments woman after 'marrying' bridge

Over the years there have been cases of people getting married to some weird and wonderful things. It’s not uncommon to find a devoted owner marrying a pet, but this recent case will raise more than few eyebrows.

Pythagoras, Parxiteles, Anthemius — Performance by Lauren Brincat Special

Sydney - Ten women on horseback rode along Art Gallery Road to their final destination in front of the bronze statues of men on horseback guarding the Art Gallery of NSW, in a symbolic standoff with the two statues of males on horseback.
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Beautiful day  painting by Greg Dwyer
Beautiful day, painting by Greg Dwyer
Greg Dwyer
British artist Francis Bacon
British artist Francis Bacon
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Work by the artist Brett Whiteley.
Work by the artist Brett Whiteley.
I m calling you  painting by Greg Dwyer
I'm calling you, painting by Greg Dwyer
Greg Dwyer
Illustration by Hyemi Jeong
Illustration by Hyemi Jeong
Hyemi Jeong
Zilla van den Born went on a virtual five-week holiday in southeastern Asia without leaving Amsterda...
Zilla van den Born went on a virtual five-week holiday in southeastern Asia without leaving Amsterdam.
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The Brett Whiteley Studio  where Brett Whiteley worked from 1985 to 1992.
The Brett Whiteley Studio, where Brett Whiteley worked from 1985 to 1992.
Currawong song  painting by Greg Dwyer
Currawong song, painting by Greg Dwyer
Greg Dwyer
Images from the Ai Wei Wei retrospective at the AGO.
Images from the Ai Wei Wei retrospective at the AGO.
Illustration by Hyemi Jeong
Illustration by Hyemi Jeong
Hyemi Jeong
Whitfield moon  painting by Greg Dwyer
Whitfield moon, painting by Greg Dwyer
Greg Dwyer
LOSE  infamous train graffitti artist in Madrid  Spain painting a train with friends.  He has been a...
LOSE, infamous train graffitti artist in Madrid, Spain painting a train with friends. He has been arrested by Spanish Police.
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Cedar cove  painting by Greg Dwyer
Cedar cove, painting by Greg Dwyer
Greg Dwyer
art vendor on side street in Old Dubrovnik  Croatia
art vendor on side street in Old Dubrovnik, Croatia
Images from the Ai Wei Wei retrospective at the AGO.
Images from the Ai Wei Wei retrospective at the AGO.
Images from the Ai Wei Wei retrospective at the AGO.
Images from the Ai Wei Wei retrospective at the AGO.
Illustration by Hyemi Jeong
Illustration by Hyemi Jeong
Hyemi Jeong
 The Many Faces  art exhibition opening at Gallery Sensei  NYC on December 12  2014
"The Many Faces" art exhibition opening at Gallery Sensei, NYC on December 12, 2014
Ripple  painting by Greg Dwyer
Ripple, painting by Greg Dwyer
Greg Dwyer
Young artists of Tripura  India are waiting to perform a theme-based folk dance in a rural area - Sr...
Young artists of Tripura, India are waiting to perform a theme-based folk dance in a rural area - Srinagar in Tripura. Artists perform theme based cultural program to aware common people about welfare schemes of the Government of India.