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An apology to Shia LaBeouf

An apology to Shia LaBeouf

There isn't a doubt in my mind that LaBeouf is performing for the camera while he's live streaming himself watching his films. But it's the best kind of performance.

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Racist conceptual joke discovered in Malevich’s Black Square

Racist conceptual joke discovered in Malevich’s Black Square

A team of art historians and researchers from Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery have found handwriting in Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square. And it’s not good.

The dubious relationship between Lego and the art world
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The dubious relationship between Lego and the art world

While plenty of people use Lego to implement their ideas, most of these ideas aren't art. So when is Lego art and what's at stake for the toy's corporate empire?

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Welcome to Juvenilia, New York City's first art salon for teens

Welcome to Juvenilia, New York City's first art salon for teens

A new organization for teenage artists held its official launch party. Photographer Jennifer Loeber was on scene to report.

  • News

Anish Kapoor criticizes Chicago mayor for calling China's 'Bean' replica "flattering"

Anish Kapoor criticizes Chicago mayor for calling China's 'Bean' replica "flattering"

"I am astonished at your statements about the Chinese copy of the sculpture Cloud Gate as that of an act of flattery," wrote Kapoor.

  • Photo of the day

Life Magazine's iconic V-J Day kiss photo mirrored in a long lost print by unknown photographer

Life Magazine's iconic V-J Day kiss photo mirrored in a long lost print by unknown photographer

A newly published photo from photographer Leonard Hellerman demonstrates that the iconic scene may not have been as singular as it appears.

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Australian artist grows third ear on arm

Australian artist grows third ear on arm

Eventually the artist's audience will be able to hear through the ear, he hopes.

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Replica of Chicago's 'Bean' in Chinese parking lot is not a replica, says Chinese media

Replica of Chicago's 'Bean' in Chinese parking lot is not a replica, says Chinese media

The Chinese piece is apparently not a replica, but was inspired by oil that's extracted from the region, since, you know, oil looks like a 40 foot tall metallic, bean-shaped bubble.

  • Bad art of the day

Chris Pratt painted cheesy murals before he became an actor

Chris Pratt painted cheesy murals before he became an actor

If there’s any question about the artist, on the far right corner the name “Chris Pratt” is written in bold red letters.

  • Opera of the day

Notorious 'Ecce Homo' restoration gets its own opera

Notorious 'Ecce Homo' restoration gets its own opera

The woman responsible for the failed restoration of Ecce Homo - or the heroic creation of "Beast Jesus", depending on who you ask - is now the subject of an opera called Behold the Man.

  • News

Transforming a 17th-century painting into a digitally milled sculpture

Transforming a 17th-century painting into a digitally milled sculpture

The artist drew inspiration from the painting of a bound lamb, titled The Lamb of God, from which he abstracted the lamb's shape using 3D modelling software, then carved it out of marble.

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We can neither confirm nor deny that this artist waterboarded CIA documents

We can neither confirm nor deny that this artist waterboarded CIA documents

In his new exhibition, artist James Bridle virtually simulates US and UK black sites, riffs on redacted CIA data and interprets "water damaged" documents containing things they don't want us to know.

  • Video of the day

Why do babies in medieval paintings look like scary old men?

Why do babies in medieval paintings look like scary old men?

It wasn't an inability to paint cuteness that led to so many Benjamin Buttons.

  • Quote of the day

Kanye on Kanye: "Good at art, bad at celebrity"

Kanye on Kanye: "Good at art, bad at celebrity"

In a moment of self-awareness, not unusual for the artist, Kanye West reveals that he sees himself as "a bad celebrity, but a pretty good artist."

  • News

Chinese government returns artist Ai Weiwei's passport after four years

Chinese government returns artist Ai Weiwei's passport after four years

After being denied exit from his home country of China in 2011, artist Ai Weiwei has been given his passport back.

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Step into a Nicolas Cage bouncy castle

Step into a Nicolas Cage bouncy castle

Have you ever wanted to bounce in a castle with Nicolas Cage? We totally thought so.

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Ai Weiwei has four shows in Beijing after China lifts exhibition ban

Ai Weiwei has four shows in Beijing after China lifts exhibition ban

The dissident artist had been outspoken in his criticisms about internet freedom in China and the death of 5,205 schoolchildren in the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake.

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Laundering money through art, if you're into that sort of thing

Laundering money through art, if you're into that sort of thing

The art market is virtually unregulated — prices are flexible, deals are made in secrecy, and “private collectors” remain anonymous — making it exceptionally ripe for money laundering.

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ISIS is hustling looted art on eBay

ISIS is hustling looted art on eBay

The Islamic State has been looting and selling ancient works of art on eBay, Whatsapp and Facebook.

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Rhizome is accepting applications for its 2015 net art microgrants

Rhizome is accepting applications for its 2015 net art microgrants

Rhizome, the new media non-profit, is now accepting proposals for browser-based work, and doling out five $500 microgrants to qualified artists.