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Salvador Dalí Comes to Beverly Hills

Jun 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

Public art is getting taken to a whole new level in Beverly Hills with the unveiling of a new world-class exhibition, Dali Exhibit at Two Rodeo Drive. 12 statues, made by Surrealist icon Salvador Dalí, will be on display on Rodeo Drive from June 16 to September 23. This marks the first and largest outdoor showcase of the Spanish artist’s work and the exhibit will be free to the public. It highlights Dalí’s three-dimensional bronze sculptures that are up to 12-feet tall, as well as museum-sized sculptures that range in size from four to nine feet. Each sculpture highlights Dalí’s provocative and untamed imagination, for which he became infamous.

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Birds of a Feather: Why Designers are Flocking to Kate MccGwire

Jun 9, 2016  |   Contributor: Holly Howe

When the directors of MoMu, Belgium’s leading fashion museum, contacted British artist Kate MccGwire to ask her to produce work for its 2014 “Birds of Paradise: Plumes & Feathers in Fashion” exhibition, she thought they were

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What to See & Do in London This Year

May 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

London offers so many attractions, choosing what to do on a visit can seem challenging. Whether you’re in the mood for a leisurely stroll along its historic neighborhoods, a riveting game of football at the Olympic Stadium or a unique cabaret in Bloomsbury, the city never fails to disappoint. Here are some of its current happenings going on this year that can’t be missed:

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One of Picasso's Greatest Masterpieces Going to Auction

May 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

Art collectors will have a unique opportunity come June 21, when Sotheby’s London auctions an early Picasso portrait. Painted in 1909, Femme Assise is rumored to be inspired by his lover and model Fernande Olivier. Ahead of his time, Olivier is represented by Picasso in angular gold, silver, green, and bronze shapes and is considered one of the hallmark pieces that ushered in the revolutionary modern style now known as Cubism.

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Tate Modern's Expansion to Open June 17

May 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

The long-awaited expansion of London’s Tate Modern museum will finally open on June 17, 2016, the museum just announced. The building is designed by Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, of the original Tate Modern, Barcelona Forum Building and Beijing National Stadium fame.

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Kingston: Jamaica's Charmed Musical Land

May 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Shirine Saad

The lush, buoyant island of Jamaica has always drawn music professionals, fashion photographers, hospitality entrepreneurs and vacationers with a love for Reggae and tropical landscapes. It is a favorite escape for Drake, Jay Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna and Santigold, and its energy and style continue to radiate globally. Now with the stabilization of the political landscape and reduced crime rate, and the efforts of both the business and culture communities, Jamaica is emerging as one of the hottest destinations for travelers. It is ripe with potential and talent, from Kingston’s music studios, art galleries and dance parties to the elegant new resorts of the coast.

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Vintage Beauty & a Vibrant New Romance in Dubai's Bastakiya Quarter

May 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Siddharth Dasgupta

Thanks to an ever-flowing coterie of chic art galleries and a cultural rebirth, Dubai's once sleepy little Bastakiya Quarter has been cementing its reputation as the flavor (and color) of every season.

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The Panama Papers Leak: Shell Companies & Art As Commodity

Apr 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

In January we discussed new findings about shell companies, and how these businesses were purchasing extremely high-end real estate, often in New York, Florida and Los Angeles. And basically few (if any), knew who the property actually belonged to.

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The World’s Best Art Events For April

Apr 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Todd Jatras

April brings yet another full slate of art shows, fairs and exhibitions around the world. Here’s a look at what’s on this month’s agenda: Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica has a stirring career retrospective of Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado’s work through June 11, while over in New York, Cooper Hewitt is presenting its fifth design triennial through August 21. 

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Oscars: Right Award, Wrong Movie

Feb 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There are many reasons we watch the Oscars, from the tearful acceptance speeches to the gorgeous red carpet looks and painfully awkward moments. But this year was all about whether or not Leonardo DiCaprio was finally going to win one of the coveted golden statues. Well, congratulations, Leo! We got teary-eyed during your amazing speech and loved your backstage jokes—you deserved that little gold statue&h... Read More

Light Up the Stars: The Secret Behind Grammy Performances

Feb 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Leroy "Roy" Bennett is proof that you don't have to get up on stage in order to make a mark on the music industry. Along with fellow designers Cory Fitzgerald and Tobias Rylander, Bennett conceives visually striking performance environments for music's top artists through his company Seven Design Works. 

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Takashi Murakami’s Private Art Collection On Display

Feb 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Todd Jatras

On display at the Yokohama Museum of Art through April 3 is Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection, an exhibition of the Japanese artist’s private holdings. Murakami has worked extensively as a curator and gallerist and like many before him, is an avid collector and has built an ever-growing collection as his career has progressed. 

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Takashi Murakami’s Private Art Collection On Display

Feb 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Todd Jatras

On display at the Yokohama Museum of Art through April 3 is Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection, an exhibition of the Japanese artist’s private holdings. Murakami has worked extensively as a curator and gallerist and like many before him, is an avid collector and has built an ever-growing collection as his career has progressed. 

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The Small Screen's Big Moment: 2016’s Transformative Television

Feb 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Todd Jatras

Towards the end of a recent marathon viewing session Breaking Bad, I began to seriously worry for my life after Walter White (the character that earned Bryan Cranston four Emmys). My panic was brief, as a cursory search revealed that a second Golden Age of Television is in full swing and the pipeline is brimming with compelling new programs full of talent

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13 Books You Need to Read Before They Hit the Big Screen

Feb 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

This year is huge for book adaptations, with several critically-applauded stories being released onto the big screen. From longtime favorites like The Jungle Book to medical mysteries and war memoirs, 2016 is giving us the perfect excuse to visit our favorite book stores.  While the book is (almost) always better than the movie, here’s to hoping these adaptations come close to their literary counterparts. The following 13 films have the best source material Hollywood could hope for: 

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