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Play Santa With Andy Warhol at Christie's: A Christmas Thing

Dec 5, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Christie’s online-only opportunities featuring the works of Andy Warhol continues through the holiday season, ending on December 11. The high-end auctioneer kicks off the online shopping season with Andy Warhol at Christie’s: A Christmas Thing, which includes 99 original holiday-themed renderings by the iconic artist.

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LIKEarchitects Installs Socially Conscious Art Exhibits Outside of the Box

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Porto, Portugal-based LIKEarchitects is an award-winning firm that specializes in ephemeral-architectural art exhibits with a social conscience. Most recently the firm presented The Andy Warhol Temporary Museum, which took place in a shopping center in Lisbon, Portugal, featuring 1,500 metal paint cans that created the walls of a walk-through maze. Warhol’s artwork was displayed throughout the walkway on the can “walls.” 

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Glamorous Artificial Limbs Give Prosthetics A Cyborg Makeover

Nov 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Flirting with the fine line between art and fashion, the prosthetics of The Alternative Limb Project are pushing the envelope on the convetional image of amputees. While prosthetics have long been regarded as something that needed to be hidden or seem as life-like as possible, Sophie de Oliveira Barata is inviting people to step away from the unspoken social conventions and embrace their bodies. 

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Ten Reasons Why We Love Jennifer Lawrence More Than Our Own Grandmothers

Nov 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

The world's love affair with Jennifer Lawrence continues on with no end in sight — literally, I would follow her anywhere. We all have reasons for loving her, whether because she gives a proud voice to our obsession with food without ever giving in to Hollywood's beauty standard or because she keeps it real and talks to the camera like we do our best friend.

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Limerick: Ireland's First City of Culture 2014 to Emerge from $8M Rejuvenation

Nov 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Limerick, a southwestern Irish city that has fought strongly to overcome a negative, violence-related image, is set to take center stage as Ireland’s first national City of Culture, an initiative that hopes to create more culturally relevant events around the country. The year-long program of diverse happenings is set to begin in January.

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Sensational Umbria Exhibit Showcases National Geographic Photographer Steve McCurry's Work

Nov 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

Guests of The President of Umbria, a region in Italy, gathered at the opening of the Sensational Umbria photography exhibit by world-renowned National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry this month for his November 8-16 exhibit at the Italian Trade Commission.

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Giacometti Painting Nets $33M During Auction of Impressionist & Modern Art

Nov 19, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Artist Alberto Giacometti’s 1954 portrait of his brother, Diego en chemise ecossaise, sold for $32.6M during a weeklong series of sales of Impressionist and Modern Art at Christie’s. The price set a world record for a painting by Giacometti, as the previous most expensive rendering for the artist was Portrait de Caroline.

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Park Seung-Mo's Intricately Layered Wire Sculptures Are Unbelievable

Nov 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

I must admit, I'm often flabbergasted as to how sculptures actually pull off their art pieces, but sometimes someone comes along that makes me believe in wizardry. Magic is clearly the only explanation for what Park Seung-Mo does with wire. 

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A Fresh Look at Phoenix: Arizona's Urban Heart

Nov 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

As a Southern Californian I’ve visited Phoenix, AZ often, but it wasn’t until my last trip that I discovered even more about this great city. My holiday, like many times in the past, included a stay at The Phoenician, dinner at an eatery and a shopping stroll along Old Scottsdale’s Fifth Avenue—all favorites. However, this time was different because it included not only my tried-and-true, but also new choices which proved worthwhile and memorable. For those who have never been or are looking for ways to change things up, here’s an easy guide to Arizona’s Urban Heart.

 

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Impressionist on the Water Exhibit Celebrates Maritime Art at Salem's PEM

Nov 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

From November 9, 2013 to February 17, 2004, Impressionism will take over the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) with an exhibition highlighting Maritime history from the birth of its movement to its lasting affects in the Impressionism world. Impressionists on the Water will feature more than 90 paintings, prints, models and photographs all paying homage to France’s waterways and oceans.

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Grab a VIP Pass For Next Year's Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas

Nov 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

After a fun-filled weekend, Downtown Las Vegas has returned to normal as after workers tore down nine stages, a multitude of kiosks and booths, along with art installations that included everything from an enormous “wall” signed by any attendee with a Sharpie to a truck–sized metal praying mantis that shot balls of fire out of its antennae.

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One-of-a-Kind Leica Digital Rangefinder on Bid at Jony and Marc's (RED) Auction

Oct 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There are so many fantastic items up for grabs in the Jony and Marc's (RED) Auction put on by Sotheby's that we had a really hard time figuring out which ones we wanted to highlight. Scheduled to take place on November 23 in New York, the auction will be benefiting the popular AIDS charity (RED) — which was started by Bono — and was curated by designer Marc Newson and Apple designer Jony Ive (ahem, Sir Jonathan Ive). 

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Rock Paper Photo CEO Mark Halpern Talks Procuring Some of the World's Most Iconic Entertainment Photography

Oct 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

There are few jobs out there that I would nearly kill for, but Mark Halpern's is one of them. As the CEO of Rock Paper Photo, Mark spends his days hunting for rare and unseen photos of all your favorite iconic rock stars, actors, and authors. Nowadays with the internet, you can see hundreds of photos of whoever you want, but Google isn't going to get inside that shoe box filled with negatives under a photographer's bed — Mark and his team will, and that's where it gets interesting.

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Leading Lady Uma Thurman's Cover Photo Revealed for Campari's 2014 Exclusive Calendar

Oct 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  2 Comments

When you take a look at the cover photo for Campari's official 2014 Calendar, you're not going to believe Uma Thurman is 43-years-old. The talented actress has been relatively quiet lately, but with the rumored third Kill Bill and the upcoming Lars von Trier film, Nymphomaniac (you know, the one with the sexually charged posters), Campari knows that their leading lady is going to jump right back on everyone's mind very soon.

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Christie's Collection of Anthony Hail and Charles Posey Nets Over $1.9M

Oct 21, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Christie’s auction titled Arbiters of Style: The Collection of Anthony Hail and Charles Posey took place in New York City on October 8, 2013. The event, which included more than 230 lots, realized $1,927,875 — with 99 percent sold by lot and 99 percent by value. 

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