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Return to the Rainbow Forest

By Sura Wood | May 21
A spinner of tales, a visual novelist, a dream weaver, John Bankston is a San Francisco-based, gay African-American artist who, like the characters in his adventures, prefers not to be pigeonholed by race or sexual orientation.

Picasso Painting Proves Too Titillating for Local Fox News Censor

By EDGE | May 15
No one even remotely familiar with the work of seminal abstract artist Pablo Picasso would find the artist's cubist paintings to be in the slightest bit pornographic. Unless you work for Fox.

Interracial, Penises or Both: Why is One Sculpture Scaring 2 Museums?

By EDGE | May 14
Who knew that penises and Mark Twain's classic novel could continue to shock in the 21st century, especially in the art scene in the world's cultural capital?

Chris Burden, Who Pushed the Limits of Art, Dies at 69

By John Rogers | May 12
When Chris Burden stood in front of a camera and had a friend open fire on him with a rifle he was making a bold statement to the world: a new artist had arrived, one who was willing to push the limits of art as far as his imagination would take it.

Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels

By EDGE | May 12
Forget the Picasso and the Monet. Head instead to the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Canada, for "Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels."

Picasso Painting Breaks Art Auction Record at $179M

May 11
Picasso's "Women of Algiers (Version O)" sold for $179 million on Monday night at Christie's auction house in New York City. The price includes the buyer's premium.

One Artist's Living Body of Work

May 5
Johannes Stoetter's images of models covered in vegetables and fruit, or painted to blend into their environments, are remarkable instances of camouflage as art. Elizabeth Palmer learns firsthand how it's done.

Queer Art Exhibition to Open at GLBT History Museum

By EDGE | Apr 29
A new exhibition of queer artworks of local historical significance, "30 Years of Collecting Art That Tells Our Stories," will open at the GLBT History Museum on Friday, May 15.

'Well Beyond HIV' Exhibit Comes to San Francisco

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 23
From April 23-25 in San Francisco, Walgreens will host the art exhibit and event, "Well Beyond HIV," celebrating the lives of older adults well beyond their HIV diagnosis.

Jacob Lawrence's Rhapsody in Blues

By Sura Wood | Apr 19
A master storyteller with a fine-tuned social conscience, Jacob Lawrence was a superb draftsman and visual thinker in an impressive range of mediums.

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