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Swizz Beats is Looking to Fund an Art Show for 20 Artists

If you are in need of funding for your art, you might want to hit up Swizz Beatz. The Dean Collection (an arts organization started by the producer and his Grammy-winning singer wife, Alicia Keys) is launching the ‘Dean Collection

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Banksy piece spotted in East Harlem

Banksy is back in New York. So far, murals by the British protest graffiti artist have been spotted in Harlem, Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan. We saw a piece in East Harlem featuring a New York Stock Exchange broker that we suspect

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The ‘Last Days’ Project Asks Your Favorite Artists a Personal Question

Every day we live we are one more day closer to our last, whether we know it or not. It’s a hard thing to think about, but Gyasi Williams-Kirtley is asking the uncomfortable question, “What would you do with your last

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A Stroke of Beauty: Zahira Kelly’s Black Goddesses

Growing up, a vast majority of the Disney princesses and female icons we admired lacked one major component that was so critical to our identities. The images of the women we were supposed to glorify simply didn’t resemble us. They

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Paper Trail Magazine Is The Underground Plug We’ve Been Waiting For

  With so many magazines, online publications, blogs, and other media outlets out there, it’s easy to lose site of some of the incredibly innovative projects being churned out by young creatives. This week, we were graced with the opportunity

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King Krule’s “A New Place 2 Drown” Deserves Your Attention

At only 22, Archy Marshall, more popularly known by his stage name, King Krule, has created several incredibly innovative bodies of work. You may recognize him from his melodic single Easy Easy but the English star has written, sang, produced, and

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Contemporary Artists to Watch Out For in 2017

It can be overwhelming keeping up with all of the talented young artists to watch this year so we selected a few of our favorites for you! Below you will find painters, digital, and film artists paving the way for

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CULTURE: David Bowie’s Private Art Collection Finally Revealed

For years, the art collection of the late David Bowie was kept hidden from public view — until now! Art powerhouse Sotheby’s is set to exhibit and auction Bowie’s 400 piece collection that includes work from Jean-Michel Basquiat, Frank Auerbach, and Damien

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CULTURE: Explore The Psychology Behind Color in Film

Lilly Mtz-Seara illustrates femininity, passion and warmth through color in her new film. Have you ever noticed how fast-food restaurants are all generally yellow and red? Everyone is familiar with McDonalds’ golden arches, but what exactly do these colors mean to the

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CULTURE: The Art History Of “The Selfie”

Selfies certainly have tons of history behind the concept but we’re here to explore the art history behind them. Though classically referred to as photographic self portraiture, the “selfie” has been around for over a century. In fact it is pretty

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CULTURE: Pharrell Williams & Takashi Murakami Chair Debut ComplexCon Festival

Right on the heels of their acquisition by Verizon and Hearst, COMPLEX Media announce a new cultural festival to be hosted this fall. “ComplexCon” will feature a cultural merging of food, music, art and fashion, and has already enlisted the

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NEWS: I’ve Uncovered A Vault of My Younger Days (UPDATE)

I originally posted this in 2012 and FINALLY – and only 3 years later, I will be actually posting this. You guys ready? What do you want to see or know younger Vashtie?! Let me know…I’m posting before the end

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NEWS: 5 THINGS- IF YOU DON’T KNOW, NOW YOU KNOW

1. 15 Artists That are About to Dominate 2015 (COMPLEX.COM)   2. An Avocado a Day- The Benefits You Don’t Know About (REFINERY29.COM) 3. Eric Garner’s Family Released a Tribute Song: “This Ends Today” (THEFADER.COM) 4. Cold Remedies that Actually

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NEWS: “5 Things” – If You Don’t Know, Now You Know

KENZO x New Era x Spring/Summer Collection of Collaborative Caps. (HYPEBEAST) 57 Reasons to Try Veganism. (BUZZFEED) Artist Azikiwe Mohammed x Internet Inspired “Free Bieber,” “Free Max B,” & “Free Lil Boosie” Tapestries. (COMPLEX)   12 Hosting Tips Every Woman

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NEWS: 5 Things – If You Don’t Know, Now You Know

Givenchy Drops their 2014 Spring/Summer “Driving the Dunes of Erg Chebbi” Editorial. (HYPEBEAST)   15 Great Sneakers Now Available at Various Retailers. (COMPLEX)  Want to Upgrade Your Denim… Check Out These 10 Easy DIY Ways. (BUZZFEED) Puma Kicks of the

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