Watch This Artist Bring Darth Vader to Life in a Crazy Real Drawing

Dec 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Stefan Pabst’s YouTube channel is full of 3D drawings that are so hyper-realistic that you really do have to see him in action to believe it. While they’re all amazing, his most recent speed painting offering is by far the best, because it stars the coolest of villains, Darth Vader. Painting the costumed badass as if his mask has broken through a wall, the video is in obvious celebration of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Andy Warhol's Eothen Compound Sells for $50M & Breaks Montauk Records

Dec 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Venus Over Manhattan gallery founder Adam Lindemann just scored one of the most famous properties in contemporary art history: Andy Warhol’s Eothen compound in Montauk. An avid Warhol collector and acquaintance of the artist, it’s not a surprise that Lindemann procured the estate for $50 million (which makes it the priciest home to ever sell in the area). 

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Shia LaBeouf Wants You to Call Him Right Now and Touch His Soul

Dec 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you have any burning questions for Shia LaBeouf, now is your chance to call him up and ask. As part of an art exhibit called Follow at the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology in Liverpool, LaBeouf and two collaborators (Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner) are taking calls between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. GMT for their #TOUCHMYSOUL project. 

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This is Why Massive Glaciers Are Melting in Paris Right Now

Dec 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you’re in Paris, you may have noticed that there are 12 huge glaciers placed in a clock formation on the Place du Panthéon, but you may not know why. In order to draw attention to climate change, artist Olafur Eliasson and geologist Minik Rosing coincided their public artwork called Ice Watch Paris with COP21 this week, where the United Nations held a conference on the issue. 

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Carol Rules the Weird and the Obvious 2016 Golden Globe Nominations

Dec 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The 2016 Golden Globe nominations were finally announced today by Angela Bassett, Chloë Grace Moretz, America Ferrera and Dennis Quaid. The list of picks carry many obvious choices and a few weird surprises. It’s no secret that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association picks a handful of favorite films and TV shows, and then basically nominates everyone involved in as many categories as possible. 

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Cutting Edge Art Right in Your Living Room: Klio’s 21st Century Mediums are Seriously Cool

Dec 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you want to step up your art game, you may want to check out Klio. The unique interactive device takes digital art and makes it accessible to homeowners by turning their walls into gallery installations. Framed just like a normal print, Klio uses a UHD display to “play” your chosen artworks, whether it be a calming forest scene or a cool clock art piece that changes according to the time. 

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The Carnally-Elegant World of Artist James Mortimer: Where the Mundane is Never What it Seems

Dec 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

James Mortimer not only has one of the coolest names in the Sherlock Holmes canon, he also happens to be an incredibly talented contemporary artist that pulls in comparisons to Dutch masters and Oscar Wilde. Considered to be one of the UK’s most promising artists, Mortimer is just as fascinating as the work he produces, mixing a calm tenderness with bursts of carnal energy and violence.

As a descendent of the 18th century painter John Hamilton, Mortimer isn’t just satisfied with one artistic medium, excelling at painting, drawing, watercolors, sculpture and quick sketch art. With influences that include the late 19th century fin de siècle era (which challenged the stuffy morality of the Victorians through excess and decadence), his pieces confront the viewe... Read More

BMW Taps Artists Cao Fei and John Baldessari For New M6 GT3s Art Car Collection

Nov 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Luxury cars are speeding works of art and BMW continually proves it with the Art Car Collection series. This year’s offering stars new commissions by renowned artists Cao Fei and John Baldessari, both of whom were chosen by an international panel of museum directors. The duo will create, what promises to be, two particularly creative BMW M6 GT3s.

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Artist Sophie Kipner On the Unique Intimacy of Drawing Without Looking

Nov 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The intention behind Sophie Kipner’s DONTLIFTUPDONTLOOKDOWN series is not to create caricatures of the subjects, but to instead capture their essence. Her pieces are an abstract reinterpretation of whomever she is looking at, whether it is a pop icon, a family member or animals. 

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Star-Studded Los Cabos Film Festival Combines Film and Adventure in 4th Year

Nov 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There may be tons of film festivals to choose from, but it’s pretty hard to beat one that has the Pacific Ocean as its backdrop. Known as the “Cannes of Latin America,” the five-day Los Cabos International Film Festival is held at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula and is surrounded by iconic sea-based landmarks, like El Arco and the Playa del Amor. 

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Spectre Dominates Box Office By Bringing in $300M Globally

Nov 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Spectre has officially dominated the James Bond franchise, earning nearly $200 million globally just this past weekend. After pretty much setting new box office records in every country it has opened in, the flick has pulled in $300M in less than two weeks. The movie has yet to debut in France, Australia, South Korea, Japan and China yet, so $200M is sure to rise dramatically over the next couple weeks. Not too shabby for the franchise’s 24th 007 film.

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Actress Gemita Samarra On What It's Like to Be a Modern-Day Bond Girl Stunt Double in Spectre

Nov 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As an actress, stunt double and model, 22-year-old Gemita Samarra already has a pretty impressive career. Starting out young as part of an award-winning synchronized swimming team in the UK and competing in equestrian show jumping, Samarra’s move into modeling and film was a pretty organic one. 

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Get Ready for Thrills & Galas at the Los Cabos International Film Festival

Oct 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The fourth annual Los Cabos International Film Festival is coming up quick and you won’t want to miss it. Centered around the tagline of “Come and See What The Neighbors Are Doing,” the five-day event may be pretty new to the scene, but it has already drawn some pretty big stars (like Reese Witherspoon and Rosario Dawson). With a slew of fantastic flicks, some we have seen and some we are dying to catch, we’re sure that this year will be even better. 

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Jose Cuervo and Madonna Wrap Up First Half of Singer's Rebel Heart Tour

Oct 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

In case you didn’t know, Jose Cuervo is the official sponsor of Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour. Considering the Queen of Pop has been a trendsetter since the ‘80s, it makes total sense that the tequila brand would want to be connected with her. In fact, Jose Cuervo has long been a supporter of strong women and widely publicize that their original Tradicional tequila has had some iconic fans, like Frieda Kahlo and Janis Joplin. Obviously, when a wild child like Madonna pairs up with a tequila brand, onstage hijinks are bound to happen. 

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Will This Massive Louise Bourgeois Spider Set a New Record for a Female Artist Sale?

Oct 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Christie’s upcoming Post-War and Contemporary Evening auction just may set a new record for a work by a female artist. The piece in the spotlight is Spider (1997) by Louise Bourgeois, which is Lot 10 in the November 10 sale in New York. According to ARTnews, though the estimated price isn’t listed on the auction site, the massive creepy crawler is expected to bring in at least $25 million and possibly even as much as $35M.

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