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Elvis’ ‘Tiger Man’ Sunglasses Bring In $22,500 at Memphis Auction

Aug 22, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

An auction consisting of items relating to the iconic Elvis Presley fetched more than $620,000 at the Peabody Hotel, in Memphis, Tennessee, on August 14, 2012. The event, Heritage Auction’s Elvis Memorabilia Signature Auction, attracted fans of the King of Rock and Roll worldwide. The yearly Elvis-themed auction preceded the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death by two days, as Presley died on August 16, 1977.... Read More

"Beautiful Disasters" and Mysterious Women in David Drebin's new Photography Book

Aug 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Photography can transport the viewer into other worlds, be they set in the reality of the photographer or in a surreal version fit for Salvador Dali. In his new book, "Beautiful Disasters," photographer David Drebin invites you into his constructed world where beautiful women reign supreme and tantalize with their mystery and sexuality, turning the observer into a willing voyeur.... Read More

Stop-Motion Masters | Quay Brothers Retrospective at MoMA

Aug 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Quay Brothers have been on the art scene for quite a while now but if you haven't heard of them yet and are in New York, make sure to stop by the Museum of Modern Art to check out their new retrospective, "Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets." The identical twin brothers are known for their incredibly influential stop-motion animation and live-action filmmaking projects (of which there are over 45), having an eerie style that harkens back to the masters of surrealism.... Read More

Washington DC Gallery Exhibits Art That Captures American Spirit

Aug 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Connersmith Gallery, located on Florida Avenue in Washington, DC, was founded in 1999 with the hopes of representing artists who “excel at communicating powerful concepts in diverse media.” The gallery promotes art by talented visionaries who use their medium as a way... Read More

Mixed-Media Art Layers Old Hollywood | Leah Devora

Aug 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

As a contemporary mixed media pop artist, Leah Devora is inspired by her surroundings, whether it's her southern roots or the big city of New York. These days, Devora's inspiration comes from the City of Angels and its celebrity-driven culture.... Read More

Patrick Dougherty's Whimsical Stick Art

Aug 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When first looking at the amazing art by Patrick Dougherty you're immediately struck with a sense of wonder and childlike imagination, or at least we were. Dougherty creates out-of-this world sculptures, enlisting in a classic form of architecture and creation through using sticks, tree trunks, and stems as his medium, creating whimsical, whirling shapes and structures.... Read More

8 Celebrities With Dual Talents | From James Franco to Zooey Deschanel

Aug 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

So many celebrities nowadays lead separate lives dabbling in artistic areas they may not be known for. Sometimes they completely miss the mark with their added venture (such as...Madonna trying to write books for kids) but other times they're so good that we have a hard time remembering which career came first (Zooey Deschanel, anyone?).... Read More

Jackson Pollack's "Mural" Ready For Restoration at Getty Museum

Aug 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It's amazing what can be done to preserve priceless works of art, with the process sometimes taking years to complete. Most recently Jackson Pollock's incredibly important painting "Mural" has arrived at the J. Paul Getty Museum to be brought back to display condition.... Read More

Mosaic Republic Transforms Boring Spaces into Stunning Art Pieces

Jul 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

If you want something a little more lively than your average backsplash, Mosaic Republic can do that. Front hall looking a little dull? Maybe your pool is just a boring blue? Mosaic Republic can transform all those drab spaces into something new with their handcrafted work.... Read More

San Diego Museum of Art Presents 2012 Summer Salon Series

Jul 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

If you love art then you’ll love the 2012 Summer Salon Series, hosted by the San Diego Museum of Art. The series began in June and will run through the end of August. Every Friday, artists, lecturers, poets, and performers will discuss topics... Read More

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