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Wassily Kandinsky: Abstract Artist Gets a Birthday Google Doodle

Wassily Kandinsky, the Russian-born artist and theorist who is known as one of the key figures in abstract art, has been given his own Google Doodle on the site’s homepage in honor of his 148th birthday. Born 1866 in Moscow, Kandinsky studied law and economics at the University of Moscow. It was when he took a job as a professor …

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Vincent Van Gogh May Not Have Killed Himself, After All

Vincent Van Gogh has enriched the lives of countless people around the world with his art since his death in 1890, but to most, the man himself remains largely a mystery. If asked, a lot of people would say that the most well-known thing about him is the fact that he cut off his own ear to send to a …

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Corita Kent: Artist Celebrated With Google Doodle

Corita Kent, an artist, nun, and educator, is being celebrated on Google’s homepage today with a doodle on her birthday. She was born on November 20,1918, and passed away in 1986. Also known as Sister Mary Corita Kent and born Frances Elizabeth, Kent worked with silkscreen or serigraphy, and is credited with helping to establish it as a fine art …

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Vincent van Gogh Painting Goes For $62 Million, But Doesn’t Break Auction Record

Not many people would be willing to spend millions of dollars on a painting, even if it was created by Vincent van Gogh. But a Chinese mogul opted to spend nearly $62 million dollars in a bid to make the unique artwork his own. The Vincent van Gogh painting in question called “Still Life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies”. The …

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Sara Bareilles Sued Over Concert Ad Art

Sara Bareilles made a name for herself creating catchy pop tunes, but now the singer/songwriter is being accused of stealing another artist’s work. The New York Post is reporting that Bareilles has been sued by an artist for art used in ads for Bareilles’ most recent concert tour and album. Visual artist Maya Hayuk is suing over the backdrop Bareilles …

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David Bowie Classics to be Covered at MCA

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago has been chosen as the U.S. venue for the David Bowie is… exhibit, which opened to great fanfare London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The MCA exhibit is set to begin in September, and will run through January, 2015. David Bowie is… exhibits over 300 pieces, including costumes, handwritten lyrics, album artwork, set designs …

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eBay Partners With Invaluable For Live Auctions

eBay announced on Thursday that it has partnered with Invaluable to bring over 2,000 auction houses to eBay buyers. Invaluable has its own live online bidding platform letting collectors and dealers around the world bid in real time. It provides auctioneers with marketing and ecommerce solutions with Invaluable itself as well as with its AuctionZip property. It also gives them …

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Snowy Mountain Painting Worth Millions Thrown Away?

To quote R&B diva Beyonce following a technical error during one of her shows, “Somebody’s getting fired!” That somebody is of course whoever accidentally or otherwise disposed of a multi-million dollar painting that had just been sold at auction! Chinese firm Poly Auction was no doubt in the process of a lot of back-patting following their successful sale of the …

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Spring Equinox Gets A Google Doodle (And Here’s A Look Back At Some Others)

Google is celebrating the Spring Equinox, otherwise known as the first day of Spring, with an animated Google doodle. It features some ghost/Grimace-like person growing some flowers and assorted plant life before pouring water on his/herself and growing flowers out of his/her head. It’s probably easier if you just watch: Click the doodle, and you’ll be presented with one of …

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Millie Brown Has More Art In Her Vomit Than Us

Who is Millie Brown? Millie Brown puts every person claiming to have a sensitive stomach to pure, colorful shame– she might rival the guy from Man vs. Food for being the spokesperson for Stomach Problems. She was first seen vomiting colored milk in a Lady Gaga video, and you’ll probably see her barfing or with stuff dripping out of her …

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John Steinbeck’s 112th Birthday Celebrated With Google Doodle

Google is celebrating the works of author John Steinbeck with a doodle today, which would have been his 112th birthday. He died in 1968 at the age of 66 from heart disease and congestive heart failure. Steinbeck is one of the most celebrated authors in American history, and his works are often required reading in schools. Among Steinbeck’s most well-known …

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What in the Bloody Hell Is This Steve Jobs Statue?

It’s unlikely that Steve Jobs is either looking up or looking down upon the world he left in 2011. But if he is, I’m sure he’s running around in some sort of delusional panic. You can debate the legacy of Steve Jobs until you’re blue in the face, but you’d be fighting a losing battle if you said that his …

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