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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
Australian artist grows third ear on arm
Eventually the artist's audience will be able to hear through the ear, he hopes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Step into a Nicolas Cage bouncy castle
Have you ever wanted to bounce in a castle with Nicolas Cage? We totally thought so.
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.
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.
ISIS is hustling looted art on eBay
The Islamic State has been looting and selling ancient works of art on eBay, Whatsapp and Facebook.