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Which 10 Festival-Defining Films Are We Most Excited to See at Sundance?

Jan 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The 2014 Sundance Film Festival is well underway and as usual, is doing some pretty great things for films we've all been dying to see. From giving underdogs some much-needed confidence to creating serious Oscar buzz for others, this is definitely the one film event that's at the top of every movie lover's bucket list. 

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Alexander Calder's Famous Art Car "Batmobile" Heading to Amelia Concours

Jan 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

American painter and sculptor Alexander Calder is famous for having created the mobile (which is now seen the most often hanging above baby cribs), but he also lent his artistic talents to the luxury automobile realm by creating a one-of-a-kind car for BMW back in 1975. The 3.0 CSL "Batmobile" GT racer helped launch the auto brand's "Ultimate Driving Machine" campaign message and will soon be able to be seen at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.

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Say Goodbye to 2013 With the Year's Most Memorable Art Moments

Jan 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

So much happened in 2013, but my favorite stories all revolve around the art world. From iconic singers finally releasing an autobiography (it's about time, Morrissey!) to Marina Abramović making it big in mainstream culture, it has been a pretty full year. Here are some of my favorite art stories to have come up (not all of them are positive, by the way) and though many go unmentioned, that's where you come in to share your favorites!

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Japanese Artist Turns Designer Shopping Bags Into Miniature Forests

Dec 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

One of my favorite types of art is when something completely commonplace is turned into something unexpected and beautiful. In this case, Japanese artist Yuken Teruya takes disposable paper bags and turns them into tiny forests — calling the ongoing project Notice — Forest

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Yayoi Kusama Brings the Cosmos to You With I Who Have Arrived In Heaven New York Exhibit

Dec 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Work is never over for famed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and despite being 84, she never seems to rest and always has some type of exhibit on display. Last year she had two at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and now she has one at David Zwirner, entitled I Who Have Arrived In Heaven.

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The Fragility of Mankind Told Through Steel and Concrete Sculptures

Dec 16, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

You don't have to be an art expert to appreciate something beautiful, whether it be a painting or a sculpture — you just have to feel it. Now, that may sound cheesy, but it's true. Award-winning sculptor Regardt van der Meulen crafts such stunning pieces that we challenge anyone not to feel moved by them, or at the very least be impressed by the skill it must take to achieve.

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Getting to Know the Dragon Smaug AKA Benedict Cumberbatch

Dec 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has finally been released and thankfully, it's far better than the first (which didn't get to the good stuff until the very end). Though the cast is huge and plenty of familiar characters were finally given some excellent screen time (I'm looking at you Thranduil), it's safe to say that people are going to be the most excited to finally meet Smaug.

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Skulls, Elephants & Snowglobes: 6 Standout Installations From Art Basel Miami Beach

Dec 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Another Art Basel Miami Beach has come and gone, showing off tons of new artworks for fans and collectors to drool over. From sculpture and photography to film installations and performance pieces, the art world converged on the city in an overwhelming display of talent. 

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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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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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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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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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Banksy Anonymously Sells Original Artwork in NYC For Only $60

Oct 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

In case you weren't already infatuated with every move Banksy makes, get ready to feel an extreme surge of sadness, jealously, and admiration. In case you didn't know, the sneaky British artist has been living in New York for the past month creating installations all over the city as part of his Better Out Than In exhibition — including a slaughterhouse delivery truck filled with stuffed animals, a concrete confessional in Manhattan, war horses wearing goggles, and a beaver stenciled on a Brooklyn wall.... Read More

The Spider Webbed Art Experience of Tomás Saraceno's In Orbit

Oct 3, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

A massive interactive art exhibit by Tomás Saraceno called In Orbit has been assembled under a vast glass dome ceiling at the K21 Museum in Düsseldorf, Germany. Planned to remain on display until fall 2014, the installation is made using steel wire mesh and transparent orbits which come together in a surreal landscape reminiscent of a sea of clouds [...]... Read More

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