LONDON (AP) — An 11-person collective from Belfast that aims to transcend Northern Ireland’s political and religious divides won the U.K.’s prestigious Turner Prize for art on Wednesday.
MIAMI (AP) — Bob Dylan has been telling stories through songs for 60 years. But recently America’s master lyricist has also captured moments in a new series of paintings that, just like his songs, are intimate and a bit of a mystery.
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NEW YORK (AP) — A former London and Miami art dealer pleaded guilty Thursday to defrauding art buyers of over $86 million.
NEW YORK (AP) — A Frida Kahlo self-portrait that shows the artist with the face of her husband, Diego Rivera, in the middle of her forehead, sold at Sotheby's in New York on Tuesday for $34.9 million, an auction record for a work by a Latin American artist.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The airport in Louisiana's capital city is getting an art upgrade.
BRESCIA, Italy (AP) — A provocative exhibit by dissident Chinese artist Badiucao opened Saturday in the industrial northern Italian city of Brescia despite pressure from the Chinese embassy in Rome to cancel it.
Uh-oh, looks like Frank in the paint department forgot to buff out another one. It’s most commonly called a “matte” finish, John. BMW calls it “frozen,” because it looks like a bag of peas that just came out of the freezer with a coat of frost on it. And it is a very cool-looking finish. Who says cars have to be shiny?
It’s prepared the same way as any other paint job. The primer and paint are applied and then a clear coat is added on top of the paint. But instead of buffing the clear coat to a smooth finish, the clear coat is left unpolished. That’s what creates the nonshiny, matte appearance.
Because it’s created the same way, it’s just as durable as any other paint job. But maintenance isn’t quite as easy. Most manufacturers recommend that you hand-wash a car with a matte finish, as the fast-spinning brushes of some automatic car washes can shine up individual spots — making the car look like the face of a teenager with greasy splotches.
You also can’t fix scratches very easily. On most cars, if you get a modest scratch that only goes into the clearcoat, you buff the clearcoat and make the scratch disappear. If you buff a spot on a matte finish, you’ll shine up that spot and ruin the look. If you don’t remove a stain in time, and it etches into the clearcoat, you’ve got the same problem.
I don’t know how hard it is for a body shop to match an individual door or fender, should you need to replace one after an accident. But I’m guessing it’s harder to match than a traditional, shiny finish. And, of course, you can’t use a normal car wax on it. You’ll need a specialty product, lest you accidentally shine up the finish you spent an extra $3,000 to special order.
A self-portrait by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo will go under the hammer next month with an estimate of more than U.S. $30 million.
On Saturday, the second day of the Rockfish Valley Foundation's inaugural Plein Air Paint Out, about 24 artists were spread over miles of the Rockfish Valley Trail System in Nelson County.
During his 19 years as dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Murry DePillars nearly doubled the school’s enrollment…
“My main goal is to have somebody look at my paintings, then literally stop, go back and forth, and say, ‘What in the world?’” Van Boxtel says.
Kylie Jenner took a painting class to celebrate her 24th birthday with her family and her close friends, as they also enjoyed a meal of her “favourite brunch foods”.
Renting an apartment or house is a cost-effective option for anyone who’s making their first foray into the real estate world or moving somewhere new — No home remodeling costs! No cost of selling a house to worry about! — but living in a temporary space can cramp anyone’s interior design game. Although you pay a monthly rent, someone else ultimately owns the property and your rental agreement dictates what you can and cannot do to the space. Chances are, you can’t drill big holes into the walls, add a carpet to your bedroom or replace your kitchen’s awful backsplash.
Art and conservation have long had a symbiotic relationship. As the National Parks Conservation Association’s president, Theresa Pierno, remin…