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David Bowie's Blackstar LP Does Amazing Things When It Sees The Sun

David Bowie’s hauntingly beautiful Blackstar was the artist’s final gift to us all, shortly before he died last year. But as it turns out, there was one final surprise hidden in the gatefold cover of his last LP.


How To Understand A Picasso Painting

Video: Everybody knows Picasso, his name precedes his art. But what exactly are we looking at when we look at a Picasso painting? Are we marveling at how wild his work was? Questioning him for cubism? Wondering about his blue period? Thinking if we could paint some wonky pieces and have it considered art? Nerdwriter breaks down how to understand a Picasso painting (or any art piece, really) by simplifying it into steps.


It's A Lonely Day On Jakku In This Majestic Star Wars Art

Today is May 4, AKA May the Fourth Be With You Day, and the onslaught of celebratory Star Wars material has already begun. As usual, some of it will be crap, but these posters by Tim Doyle and Joshua Budich are not, and we’re excited to exclusively debut them.


Awesome Animated GIFs Show The Famous Characters Actors Play In Their Careers

Artist Prasad Bhat made this fantastic art series, The Evolution, that tracks the career of famous actors and the iconic roles they have played in different movies. It’s great because the expression of each actor never changes (and the expressions are so, so on point), even through all the characters’ costumes and wigs and facial hair and so forth.


You'll Scream For These Seven New Horror Posters From Mondo

It’s probably too late to book an affordable ticket to Dallas for this weekend’s Texas Frightmare convention, but it may be worth it. Mondo has revealed some crazy cool new posters for Scream, Jaws, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and more that will exclusively debut at the event.


Original Tintin Art Fetches $1.2 Million At Auction

Two pages from one of Herge’s Tintin comics sold at auction at Artcurial yesterday for €1.05 million ($2 million). While not a record, the price demonstrates the robust nature of original comic book art, even outside of the superhero comics.


The Phantom Of The Opera Terrifies In This Menacing New Poster

The 1925 silent version of The Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney is one of horror’s most celebrated films, and deservedly so. This celebration will continue this Saturday, April 30, when Dark Hall Mansion releases this gorgeous, gothic poster for the film by artist Nicolas Delort.


Could Pretty Much Anyone Just Make A Jackson Pollock Painting?

Video: You know that feeling, we’ve all had it. You’re walking in a museum and stumble upon something you think is so simple, a piece that is so ridiculous that you look at it and then look at the people around you and are like, “Oh my god, I could totally do this. How is this art?!” You might even wave your arms in an exasperated fashion. You might think art is stupid. You’re also totally wrong.


Seeing How A Sumo Ring Gets Built Is Truly Fascinating

Video: Sumo is a sport that is steeped in tradition, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that making the Dohyo, or sumo wrestling ring, is a painstaking process that requires many different tools, people and methods. I can’t count how many steps there are in the process of shaping clay and rope into a ring fit for Sumo wrestlers. The transformation from a pile of dirt into a solid, shiny and intricate circle is basically art.


Guillermo Del Toro Is Taking His Crazy Pop Culture Collection On The Road

Guillermo del Toro is a collector. Props, paintings, weird shit — he buys anything, and puts it in a secondary residence he purchased just to hold it all. He calls this place Bleak House and while it was private for a long time, del Toro is now bringing his obsession to the public.


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