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Kimye’s George Condo-Painted Handbag

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For Christmas, rapper and design scholar Kanye West commissioned artist George Condo to paint a Birkin handbag for his beloved fiancé, Kim Kardashian, who obligingly posted a pic of the… More ›

A Brief History of “Piss Christ”

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In 1987 the American photographer Andres Serrano made a formally sublime, politically charged work titled “Piss Christ” (detail above, in full below), by submerging a 13-inch plastic and… More ›

The Dutch Love Paul McCarthy’s Santa

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Paul McCarthy‘s “Santa Claus,” an enormous bronze sculpture of St. Nick holding an even more enormous butt-plug, has been on permanent display in Rotterdam since 2008 as part of the… More ›

Epic Christmas Flash Mob at MFA Boston

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On December 14 students from Berklee College of Music and assorted Bostonian musicians stormed the interior courtyard of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, surprising hundreds of art-lovers with an… More ›

Art Historian Nun Shares Holiday Picks

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On the occasion of the annual Christian holiday of Christmas, the Telegraph asked one the most qualified person imaginable — nun and art historian Sister Wendy Beckett — to pick some exceptionally… More ›

Santa Claus Infiltrates Art History

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First it was Beyonce, then it was the Nike swoosh, and now Kris Kringle has found his way into the annals of art history thanks to some especially pro photography and Photoshop handiwork. For his… More ›