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Deedee Morrison Shines Her Borrowed Light in Oklahoma City

Deedee Morrison Shines Her Borrowed Light in Oklahoma City

Renewable energy. Science and technology. The natural world. Many of the varied interests of public artist Deedee Morrison find form in her new kinetic sculpture Borrowed Light, created by the artist for Oklahoma City’s Pioneer Library System. The 9-foot-high piece is composed of five aluminum columns carved with an intricate, almost delicate, design, which is […]

Work of the Week: Bella Lucia by Jivan Lee

Work of the Week: Bella Lucia by Jivan Lee

Contemporary painter Jivan Lee is inspired to create his art by the simple beauty of everyday life—as is the case with Bella Lucia, ABN‘s Work of the Week, which came about when he was struck by the beauty of the early morning light in his home city of Taos, New Mexico. The artist explains: “One […]

Work of the Week: Sunrise by Cassandra Tondro

Work of the Week: Sunrise by Cassandra Tondro

When it comes to painting, Los Angeles-based contemporary abstract artist Cassandra Tondro has the spirit of the adventurer. From the materials she uses (her palette of leftover acrylic latex paint—commonly known as “house paint”—is “filled with unusual colors. Once a color is gone, it is unlikely that I will find the exact color again.”) to […]

A Blast from the Past, Courtesy of AFP and the Cannes Film Festival

A Blast from the Past, Courtesy of AFP and the Cannes Film Festival

Film. Fashion. Celebrities. Since the Cannes Film Festival first began in 1946, photographers have been on hand to capture high-profile celebs on film, giving everyday Joes a look at actors and directors walking the red carpet and schmoozing with their fellow A-listers. For the 65th annual festival, which kicked off yesterday and runs through May […]

Telling the Story of Portrait of Wally

Telling the Story of Portrait of Wally

The history Egon Schiele’s 1912 oil painting Portrait of Wally is one that seems too incredible to be true. Purchased by Jewish art collector Lea Bondi in the years before World War II, the painting was stolen by a Nazi art dealer and later turned up at the Austrian National Gallery, where it had been […]

The Scream Heard ‘Round the Art World

From mugs to mouse pads, The Scream has adorned just about every textile on the planet, becoming a universal symbol of angst and disillusionment in the process. But with its record-breaking auction price of just under $120 million at Sotheby’s last Wednesday, Edvard Munch’s masterpiece has become a sign of the times for the fine […]

Work of the Week: He Only Flossed The Ones He Wanted to Keep by Jeff Leedy

Wait! This is ART! I’m not supposed to laugh, am I? Yes you are, because this art is by well-known fine art humorist Jeff Leedy, who defines his work as “The collision of the Impressionists and The New Yorker.” Leedy won a gold medal in the New York Society of Illustrators’ first Humor Show, beating […]