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Carpet: $33.7 Million Auction Bid From Anonymous Caller

A rare Persian carpet sold at Sotheby’s auction house on Wednesday was nabbed by an anonymous caller who dropped $33.7 million to own it. The carpet is from the 17th century and came from the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; they received it in 1926 from William A. Clark, a U.S. senator from Montana. Measuring 8’9″ by 6’5″, …

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Pinterest Will Soon Allow Nudity, As Long As It’s Artistic

Pinterest, like many other social sites, has had to deal with an unavoidable amount of nudity, porn, and the battle between the two. Is a bare breast considered pornographic? I don’t know, ask Facebook. How much porn is too much porn, and how hard should you make it for the average user to stumble upon it? I don’t know, ask …

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Wood Carvings So Detailed, They Make Fabric Look Real

Shop class, that course in high school that was a breeze to get through that you probably didn’t take all that seriously. However, if you were told you would have a chance to end up as talented as Tom Eckert, you might have paid closer attention. These photos below are actual wood carvings, which double as optical illusions, especially the …

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Artist Paints Angelina Jolie Nude Mastectomy Portait

Swedish artist Johan Andersson found inspiration in Angelina Jolie’s recent admission that she’d had a preventative double mastectomy after finding out she carries a gene that makes breast cancer highly likely. Andersson created what is now a highly-controversial portrait of Jolie which depicts her topless after the surgery. He says that having something in common with the actress/ambassador led him …

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Secret Photos Of Residents Subject Of Art Exhibition

An L.A. artist is on the receiving end of some backlash this week after his exhibition opened in New York, because the subjects are none too pleased about the way they turned out. Mostly because they weren’t aware they were being photographed. Arne Svenson took the pictures with a telephoto lens through his loft window, aiming the camera into the …

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Bea Arthur: Nude Painting Banned From Facebook

Bea Arthur rose to fame as a strong, take-no-crap woman on sitcoms like “Maude” and “The Golden Girls”, and though her deep voice and severe, no-nonsense haircut were usually regarded as masculine traits, some men found her attitude sexy. One man in particular found it sexy enough to want to paint her in the buff, and he did. Artist John …

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Saul Bass Google Doodle Hits The Rest Of The World

As previously reported, Google has been running a Google doodle honoring Saul Bass in parts of the world where it is May 8th. The doodle has now worked its way over to our neck of the woods in the U.S. Saul Bass was an American graphic designer who passed away in April of 1996. May 8th is his birthday (he …

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Do Want: Bioshock, Portal, and Skyrim as Little Golden Books

If there are two things that my future children will be acquainted with at an early age, its Little Golden Books and Bioshock. One artist has put the two together (along with Portal and Skyrim) to create some killer mashups. “As the sun sets on this current generation of video games, I’ve been thinking about some of the classic games …

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Maria Sibylla Merian Google Doodle Comes To The U.S.

As previously reported, Google began showing a doodle in honor of naturalist and illustrator Maria Sibylla Merian in parts of the world where it was already April 2nd. Now that the date has changed in the rest of the world, including here in the U.S., the doodle has made it to a larger audience, putting Google in the spotlight once …

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Check Out Nintendo’s Awesome Poltergust 5000 Replica

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon officially kicked off the Year of Luigi this week. To help celebrate the launch, Nintendo partnered with game art community iam8bit to create a replica of Luigi’s Poltergust 5000. Now we just need to strap a Luigi hat on Reggie Fils-Aime, give him this Poltergust 5000, and send him off with Shigeru Miyamoto to hunt ghosts.

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Microsoft Wants Your Kids To Make Windows Phone Inspired Art

Every year, Google holds a contest called Doodle 4 Google that tasks children with creating one of the many doodles that populate Google’s homepage every year. Microsoft doesn’t want to be left behind so it’s starting its own art contest, but it’s a little more terrifying. Inspired by the Kid’s Corner feature in Windows Phone 8, Microsoft is tasking children …

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3-D Printing Pen Raises Over $1 Mil On Kickstarter

I’m not sure what impresses me most about this project: the fact that it began as a $30,000 goal on Kickstarter and went on to raise $1.8 million in just a week, or the fact that the product itself is so cool I’m finding myself daydreaming about all the things I could make with it before it’s even in my …

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