Social media is still buzzing about an Australian newspaper cartoonist's editorial cartoon of tennis superstar Serena Williams. The cartoonist, Mark Knight, depicted Serena as a caricature of an entitled, spoiled baby throwing a tantrum on the tennis court during her loss to Japan's Naomi Osaka on Saturday.
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Tyree Smith, founder of ARTlanta Gallery, is excited to debut the ARTlanta Fair; a four day multi-sensory playground featuring works from 50+ visual artists, amusement rides, music, games and artistic performances.
Ballet star Misty Copeland was promoted to Principal Dancer at the American Ballet Theater today.
The talented and humble ballerina broke the news on social media. She becomes the first mixed-race female principal dancer in the company's storied 75-year history.
The High Museum of Modern Art has rejected without explanation a painting of bordello singer Beyonce and her daughter Blue Ivy. Apparently Beyonce thinks she's a modern masterpiece, and that her likeness and that of her child should hang in a museum for art lovers to enjoy.
An unknown artist who calls himself Saint Hoax is receiving death threats for his latest art project.
The project titled "War Drags You Out," features a series of digital illustrations of world leaders in drag.
A gay artist from Russia has responded to the controversy surrounding Garage magazine's photo of a white, female editor-in-chief sitting on a "black woman" chair. Editor-in-chief of Garage magazine, Dasha Zhukova, sparked outrage on social media when the photo was posted on Jan. 20, which was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Many accused Zhokova of being racially insensitive.
NY-based Russian artist and gay activist Alexander Kargaltsev responded to the controversy with his own image of a "chair" featuring a white man on his back with his legs in the air. Do not click the link if you are offended by nudity.
Buro 24/7 website editor-in-chief Miroslava Duma sparked outrage by publishing an interview with Garage magazine editor-in-chief Zhukova Dasha. A photo accompanying the interview shows Zhokova posing on a 'black woman chair'. Zuma, who posted the image on her Instagram and Facebook pages, defended the photo as a work of art. But some are calling it 'racist art'.
Sensitive art critics bristled at the fact that Zuma posted the image during the celebration of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr's birthday.
Someone is ready to splash out serious cash for an "original hand painting" by unemployed nightwatchman George Zimmerman. Zimmerman is auctioning his painting on eBay.com to raise cash to pay off his mounting debts. With one day left in the auction, the bidding has reached $100,099.99. But a sharp-eyed New York mag writer says the waving image in Zimmerman's painting was stolen from a popular Internet stock image.
NY Mag writer Joe Coscarelli wrote: "The patriotic work appears to be copied directly, if not ripped off completely, from a generic stock image."
The homeless and their crude, handmade cardboard signs blend into the cityscape at most major intersections and highway off ramps. But a group of artists in Massachusetts wants to make sure the homeless signs stand out so motorists won't look away.
"Signs For The Homeless" a project started by artists Christopher Hope and Kenji Nakayama of Massachusetts invited artists to give homeless signs a colorful makeover. The objective of the "Signs For The Homeless" project is to humanize the homeless and make them stand out against the urban backdrop that they have become a part of.
Rudolph West, 63, has been homeless for eight years. He told "Signs For The Homeless" he has trouble finding work due to his criminal record.
As Twitter and other social media proves, most people are followers. They are easily influenced by celebrities and other notables who give them cues on everything from the latest trends to what type of women to date. Last year's craze, popularized and spread rapidly through social media, were 'Planking' and 'Tebowing.' Thank God those trends phased out.
The arrest of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has launched a new trend called 'Hernandezing' -- or wearing your t-shirt over your arms which are positioned behind your back.
Sports Grid has the details after the break.
Rapper The Game is speaking out against a New Jersey ban that prohibits sagging pants on the world famous boardwalk. The law bans the wearing of pants that sag 3 inches below the hips, exposing skin or underwear.
But Game, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, is outraged by the anti-sagging law which he compares to slavery.
Like most rappers, The Game is blissfully ignorant to the fact that most decent citizens do not want to see the color and brand of underwear he has on.
A bus company has cancelled tours that promised tourists a glimpse into the seedier side of New York "from a safe distance."
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the company, Real Bronx Tours, cancelled the tours amid outrage from local residents.
Three times a week, the $45 tour gave foreign visitors a glimpse at food lines, drug dealers chilling outside corner bodegas, seedy housing projects, and a park described as a pickpocket hangout.
The tour website described the Bronx as a borough that was "notorious for drugs, gangs, crime and murders."
Who says rappers can't be cultured connoisseurs of good taste? Rapper Rick Ross proves you don't have to be sophisticated to appreciate the arts. The former Miami corrections officer made his first foray into the art world by purchasing this Richard Mosse photograph entitled Love is the Drug, from the Jack Shainman booth at Art Basel exhibition in Miami Beach. Ross Instagram'd a photo of himself posing in front of his major purchase with Warner Music Group Chairman and CEO Lyor Cohen. Ross captioned the photo: "Just purchased my 1st piece from Art Basel w/my lil homie Lyor. #bossup"
Rihanna's boyfriend, Chris Brown, has figured out a way to keep his ex-girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, around him without raising suspicion. According to Hip Hollywood, Brown hired Karrueche as his wardrobe stylist on his latest photo shoot. This would explain why we see Karrueche around Brown more than we see Rihanna.
Over the weekend I received angry emails from readers concerned about photos of actress Zoe Saldana wearing a nappy afro wig and dark makeup in her role as the late jazz singer Nina Simone.
The 34-year-old 'Colombiana' star was chosen for the part from a list of dark skinned singers and actresses who were more qualified for the part.
Fans of Nina Simone have begun circulating a petition in hopes of garnering enough signatures to present to the filmmakers.
"Playing Nina Simone could be one of the more definitive roles as far as biopics go–it’s not that Saldana a talented actress, but it’s hard to imagine there isn’t another Black actress out there who couldn’t evoke a better Nina," writes Hellobeautiful.com.