Entries by Sam Parker from 10/2012

Turner Prize 2012 (REVIEW): Strip Away The Poo And The Theatrics And This Is A Solid Year For The Turner

Posted 10.01.2012 | Huffington Post

Some years the scorn that usually greets any mention of the Turner Prize feels justified, a reflection of a show always good at creating headlines...

Intricate Penny Art By Jacqueline Lou Skaggs

Posted 10.01.2012 | Huffington Post

Penny for your thoughts? For artist Jacqueline Lou Skaggs, that's exactly what our lowliest coin is useful for. She has taken old pennies and Ameri...

Frank Grenier's Bayeux Tapestry Glass Bowl To Go On Display

Posted 10.02.2012 | Huffington Post

The intricate detail of the Bayeux Tapestry has been painstakingly recreated in glass to form the centrepiece of an autumn exhibition. The tapestry...

Nuart Festival 2012: World's Greatest Street Artists Descend On Norway (PICTURES)

Posted 10.02.2012 | Huffington Post

On first reflection, street art from the mean streets of LA or London and a sleepy port town in Norway doesn't sound like a match made in heaven. B...

Grayson Perry Donates Pot To Raise Funds For Royal Academy

Posted 10.02.2012 | Huffington Post

Grayson Perry has unveiled a pot covered in "bad portraits" to raise money for the refurbishment of the Royal Academy. The transvestite potter is o...

Optical Illusion Photography Sees Man Play Basketball With Moon

Posted 10.03.2012 | Huffington Post

These are the amazing pictures of a basketball player slam dunking the moon through a hoop. They were taken by Adrian Limani, 21, who used his bro...

Bob Egan's 'Popspots' Returns Classic Pop Album Covers To Their Original Locations

Posted 10.03.2012 | Huffington Post

Spotify and YouTube mean today is a great time to be into music, but this online infinity of choice hasn't come without a cost. Music fans over the...

Who Should Be HuffPost's Poetry Day Champion? Vote Now!

Posted 10.03.2012 | Huffington Post

UPDATE: Your winner at the end of National Poetry Day, with 42.5% of the vote, was James Bunting. Expect to see more from James on Huffington Post Cul...

Ruth Padel Exclusive Poem For National Poetry Day: 'Care Of The Voice'

Posted 10.03.2012 | Huffington Post

Care Of The Voice by Ruth Padel I’m working on Care of the Voice in the kitchen
 when you come in from packing. 'An observer
 in armed conf...

New Barbican Show Gives Visitors Power Over Rain

Posted 10.03.2012 | Huffington Post

The power to stop the rain has been handed to visitors to a new art exhibition unveiled today. The Rain Room at the Barbican takes art lovers on a ...

Archaeologists Discover 'Skeleton Of Mona Lisa'

Posted 10.04.2012 | Huffington Post

Could this skull skeleton have belonged to the most famous muse in art? Archaeologists digging beneath a Tuscan convent believe their search for th...

John Cleese To Write Autobiography

Posted 10.05.2012 | Huffington Post

Monty Python star John Cleese has signed a deal to publish his first memoir, half a century after launching his entertainment career. The 72-year-o...

Peter Blake's Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Collage To Fetch £80,000 At Auction

Posted 10.05.2012 | Huffington Post

A slice of Beatles' history goes on sale next month when the original collage designed by Sir Peter Blake for the insert of the band's Sgt Pepper's Lo...

The Week In Culture

Posted 10.05.2012 | Huffington Post

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A Day In The World: 22 Countries Take Part In Largest Simultaneous Photo Exhibition Ever

Posted 10.08.2012 | Huffington Post

The world's largest simultaneous global photography exhibition will hit digital screens in public places across 22 countries from Monday 8 October. ...

Vladimir Umanets, Man Who Vandalised Mark Rothko Painting At Tate Modern, Claims Stunt To Be An Act Of 'Yellowism'

Posted 10.08.2012 | Huffington Post

A man has claimed responsibility for defacing a valuable Mark Rothko at the Tate Modern art gallery, but denied he is a vandal. Scotland Yard has l...

Vladimir Umanets, Mark Rothko And The Cowardly Folly of Art Vandalism

| Posted 10.08.2012 | Huffington Post

Vandalised paintings, of course, leads us down only one path: tighter security measures at galleries, lenders being more reluctant to send works to Britain, and art becoming less accessible for you, me and generations to come.

Camouflage Body Art By Carolyn Roper: Look Closer

Posted 10.08.2012 | Huffington Post

Double World Champion Body Artist Carolyn Roper is a painter in demand. Her ability to take a bumpy, imperfect human body and use it as a canvass i...

Cherie Blair Joins Donors As Women's Prize For Fiction Searches For Orange Replacement

Posted 10.09.2012 | Huffington Post

Cherie Blair has stepped in to help fund the Women's Prize for Fiction - previously the Orange Prize - while it looks for new sponsors. Organisers ...

Michael Morpurgo: 'We've Failed To Learn From History'

Posted 10.09.2012 | Huffington Post

War Horse author Michael Morpurgo says Britain has failed to learn many lessons from history. The author and former Children's Laureate, 69, saw hi...

The Hopeless Romantic Photography Project By Julien Mauve And Pauline Ballet: The Truth About Love?

Posted 10.09.2012 | Huffington Post

We like to think of each of our romances as special snowflakes, but are they really? Doesn't the path of love found and lost trace the same depress...

Saber, World-Renowned Veteran Of LA Street Art, On Winding Up Fox News And Why He's Taking The Fight To Mitt Romney

Posted 10.09.2012 | Huffington Post

At Nuart Festival in Norway HuffPost UK spoke with Saber, one the best-known graffiti artists in the world who can't reveal his real name. We found ou...

Queen Inaugurates New Contemporary Art 'Sphere Monument', Designed By Schoolgirl Caroline Basra, For Diamond Jubilee

Posted 10.10.2012 | Huffington Post

The Queen was on hand this week to inaugurate a Diamond Jubilee monument designed by a teenage schoolgirl. The statue, which features 60 spheres re...

'The Umbrella Sky' Art Installation In York Pokes Fun At Rubbish British Weather With Multiple Coloured Umbrellas

Posted 10.10.2012 | Huffington Post

An art installation inspired by the UK's wet summer will keep visitors to a historic tower under cover for the first time in more than 400 years. A...

New JRR Tolkien Book Announced: 'The Fall Of Arthur'

Posted 10.10.2012 | Huffington Post

Fans of JRR Tolkien's fiction have gotten used to the idea that the only 'new work' they're going to see from him will be in the form of a Hollywood b...