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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.

Pedestrians photo-shopped into digital ads as part of a prank

A photographer and retouch artist from Sweden teamed up with Adobe to prank pedestrians in Finland by photoshopping them into digital ads right next to them as they were waiting for a bus.

Danek Mozdzenski tells stories of life with his hands Special

Toronto - Sculptor Danek Mozdzenski was an artist for as long as he can remember. At the age of two he was already wanting to create, and by the time he was 14 others wanted him to sculpt for them.
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Borsch  vodka and tears  painting by Greg Dwyer
Borsch, vodka and tears, painting by Greg Dwyer
Greg Dwyer
British artist Francis Bacon
British artist Francis Bacon
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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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Herbie Hancock in concert at the Nice Jazz Festival 2010
Herbie Hancock in concert at the Nice Jazz Festival 2010
Guillaume Laurent
El Anatsui   Gravity and Grace   2010. Aluminum and copper wire  145 5/8 x 441 in. (369.9 x 1120.1 c...
El Anatsui, "Gravity and Grace", 2010. Aluminum and copper wire, 145 5/8 x 441 in. (369.9 x 1120.1 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photograph by Andrew McAllister, courtesy of the Akron Art Museum.
Andrew McAllister
Images from the Ai Wei Wei retrospective at the AGO.
Images from the Ai Wei Wei retrospective at the AGO.
British artist Francis Bacon
British artist Francis Bacon
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Timeless  painting by Greg Dwyer
Timeless, painting by Greg Dwyer
Greg Dwyer
Brooks at the We Are One concert in 2009.
Brooks at the We Are One concert in 2009.
Steve Jurvetson
The Brett Whiteley Studio at 2 Raper Street  Surry Hills  Sydney.
The Brett Whiteley Studio at 2 Raper Street, Surry Hills, Sydney.
Illustration by Hyemi Jeong
Illustration by Hyemi Jeong
Hyemi Jeong
Detail from  Peak   2010. Tin and copper wire. Three sections  113 of 140 sheets (each sheet measure...
Detail from "Peak", 2010. Tin and copper wire. Three sections, 113 of 140 sheets (each sheet measures 62 x 112 in.) Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
Erika Simmons  an experimental artist in Princeton  NJ
Erika Simmons, an experimental artist in Princeton, NJ
Courtesy Erika Simmons
Beautiful day  painting by Greg Dwyer
Beautiful day, painting by Greg Dwyer
Greg Dwyer
Clouds  painting by Greg Dwyer
Clouds, painting by Greg Dwyer
Greg Dwyer
El Anatsui   Earth’s Skin   2007. Aluminum and copper wire  177 x 394 in. (449.6 x 1000.8 cm). Cou...
El Anatsui, "Earth’s Skin", 2007. Aluminum and copper wire, 177 x 394 in. (449.6 x 1000.8 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photograph by Joe Levack, courtesy of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.
Joe Levack
Ai Weiwei (Chinese  born 1957) Neolithic Vase with Coca-Cola Logo 2010 Paint on Neolithic vase (5000...
Ai Weiwei (Chinese, born 1957) Neolithic Vase with Coca-Cola Logo 2010 Paint on Neolithic vase (5000–3000 BC) 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. (24.8 x 24.8 x 24.8 cm) Mary Boone, New York.
Mary Boone Gallery, New York
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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Profile Stacked  by Ai Weiwei
Profile Stacked, by Ai Weiwei
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The Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.
The Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.
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