Feminist Art Hero Miriam Schapiro Passes Away

Miriam Schapiro, a leader of the feminist art movement, has passed away at age 91. Schapiro began her art career as an abstract painter in the 1950s before shifting her focus towards feminist art. In the 1970s, she moved to California to teach at the University of California, San Diego. Along with fellow artist Judy… » 6/24/15 11:30pm 6/24/15 11:30pm

Here's What Happens When Some Yale Bro Steals Your Art

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The day before my friend Tayler Smith and I found out our photo series was appropriated into the New Yorker, I woke up to a text message from another friend. We’re psychic sisters; she has a nightmare one night, I have one the morning after. Her message was a two-liner: “I see your imprint everywhere. You are owed. I… » 6/24/15 3:25pm 6/24/15 3:25pm

Touring Israeli Graffiti, From South Tel Aviv to the Syrian Border

On the second day of my AIFL-sponsored press delegation trip, we went on a graffiti tour of Florentin, the trendy South Tel Aviv neighborhood that was #2 on Thrillist’s “The 10 Most Hipster Neighborhoods On Earth” list last summer. Like many neighborhoods of similar status, Florentin is bordered by somewhat darker … » 6/22/15 3:30pm 6/22/15 3:30pm

Famous Roman Painting of Priapus May Include Painful Penis Condition

Uh-oh, it looks like not even gods of sex and virility can avoid problems in their dick game. New research speculates that a famous Pompeiian painting of Priapus depicts the deity not just packing a huge cock, but also strutting around with a painful and embarrassing medical condition. » 6/14/15 5:30pm 6/14/15 5:30pm

Kim Gordon Opens Solo Art Show, Talks Pop Culture Feminism and Hillary

Kim Gordon is having a pretty good 2015, to say the least. Sonic Youth’s former frontwoman released her memoir Girl in a Band earlier this year; she recently debuted a collaborative track called “Slow Boy” with J Mascis and she opened her first solo art show, The City is a Garden, at 303 Gallery in New York City.… » 6/12/15 3:30pm 6/12/15 3:30pm

Yoko Ono on Peaches' Performances: She's the Future of Women Artists

The feminist musician and artist Peaches has just released a book entitled What Else Is In the Teaches of Peaches (Akashic), a collection of photographs chronicling her concerts and performances over the course of several years. What follows is Yoko Ono’s essay from the book, critiquing Peaches’ performance of Ono’s… » 6/09/15 4:10pm 6/09/15 4:10pm

Rita Ora Picked Her Poison and It's Who?

Rita Ora, the physical embodiment of the phrase “bigger in Europe,” released the video for her new single “Poison” today. The track is as enjoyable as all of Rita’s other singles—it’s the kind of pop ballad I’d listen to more often if I had a car—but the video is little more than a Frizz Ease® commercial wrapped in a… » 6/03/15 11:55pm 6/03/15 11:55pm

Brilliant Work of Art Proves Raw Meat Is Great at Using Tinder

In just two and a half years, Tinder has gone from quirky new app to one of the biggest online dating services in the world. Hilary Duff uses it. Leonardo DiCaprio uses it. “Swipe left” and “swipe right” have become synonymous with rejection and approval. And now it’s become the inspiration for Tender - a gorgeous and… » 5/27/15 7:10pm 5/27/15 7:10pm

Mom Outraged That Daughter Will Fail Class If She Won't Perform Naked

A mother is taking UC San Diego to task because her daughter, who’s enrolled in a visual arts course, has been told that she must stand in front of her class naked for the final or fail the semester. The instructor of the course, who’s been doing it for 11 years, has already been referred to as “Chester the Molester”… » 5/11/15 10:25pm 5/11/15 10:25pm

Frida Kahlo's Daily Outfits Were as Spectacular as You Ever Imagined

Frida Kahlo’s paintings, and the comparatively small number of photographs that depict her, suggest that her wardrobe was as colorful, intricate, and fabulous as her work. For 50 years, though, there wasn’t much tangible evidence; Diego Rivera locked up her things in a room in their house after her death in 1954, and… » 5/06/15 12:45pm 5/06/15 12:45pm

How Artist Erica Magrey Turned '90s YM and Seventeen into Living Art

For Erica Magrey, a Brooklyn-based multimedia artist, teen-girl magazines from the '80s and '90s were bibles, as they were for so many of us. So in her latest online art project, Vistas, Magrey explores "various gestures associated with femininity, sexuality, and positions of power" she learned from back issues of YM » 4/09/15 4:50pm 4/09/15 4:50pm

The No-Stilettos Rule: My Approach As A Woman Creating Scifi Book Covers

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How do you create a book cover that really sells the story to its audience? How do you package a book with a badass woman protagonist without relying on bare midriffs and spiky heels? Muddy Colors columnist Lauren Panepinto explains how she approaches cover art in her role as Orbit Books' Creative Director. » 3/20/15 3:20pm 3/20/15 3:20pm

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These Cindy Sherman Emoticons Are Perfect 

Rejoice fellow art nerds, you can now banish praying clapping hands, that screaming cat, and the dancing woman from your Twitter feed forever. Now you can express all of your feels in the highbrow manner they deserve. Via Paper Magazine: Cindy Sherman-Icon, created by New York-based artist Hyo Hong, can be downloaded… » 3/08/15 5:15pm 3/08/15 5:15pm