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Bill Hicks

William Melvin Hicks was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist and musician. His material - encompassing a wide range of social issues including religion, politics, and philosophy - was controversial and often steeped in dark com ...

                                               

Justify My Love

Justify My Love is a song by American singer Madonna from her first greatest hits compilation album The Immaculate Collection. It was released on November 6, 1990, by Sire Records as the lead single from The Immaculate Collection. The song was wr ...

                                               

Nabil Kanso

Nabil Kanso is an American painter. Kanso began his career in New York. His works deal with contemporary, historical and literary themes, and are marked by figurative imagery executed with spontaneous and vigorous handling of the paint and often ...

                                               

Barbara Kruger

Barbara Kruger is an American conceptual artist and collagist. Most of her work consists of black-and-white photographs, overlaid with declarative captions, stated in white-on-red Futura Bold Oblique or Helvetica Ultra Condensed text. The phrases ...

                                               

Bruce LaBruce

LaBruce was born in Tiverton, Ontario. He has claimed both Justin Stewart and Bryan Bruce as his birth name in different sources. He studied film at York University in Toronto and wrote for Cineaction magazine, curated by Robin Wood, his teacher. ...

                                               

Arthur Lee (British Army officer)

Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur N. Lee, DSO, OBE, was the British military censor in France of paintings by official British war artists during World War One from 1916 to the Peace.

                                               

Annette Lemieux

Annette Lemieux is an American artist who emerged in the early 1980s along with the" picture theory” artists. Lemieux brought to the studio a discipline equally based on introspection, and the manifestations of an ideological minimalism. Process ...

                                               

Lord Chamberlain's Office

The Lord Chamberlains Office is a department within the British Royal Household. It is concerned with matters such as protocol, state visits, investitures, garden parties, the State Opening of Parliament, royal weddings and funerals. For example, ...

                                               

Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Michael Mapplethorpe was an American photographer, best known for his black-and-white photographs. His work featured an array of subjects, including celebrity portraits, male and female nudes, self-portraits, and still-life images. His mos ...

                                               

"Master Harold".and the Boys

"Master Harold".and the boys is a play by Athol Fugard. Set in 1950, it was first produced at the Yale Repertory Theatre in March 1982 and made its premiere on Broadway on 4 May at the Lyceum Theatre, where it ran for 344 performances. The play t ...

                                               

Azlan McLennan

Azlan McLennan is a visual artist and socialist activist based in Melbourne, Australia. He is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts. His art is known for its political content and has been the subject of considerable debate and media at ...

                                               

Harold Washington portrait controversy

Mirth & Girth is a portrait painting by School of the Art Institute of Chicago student David K. Nelson, Jr., depicting the recently-deceased popular African-American mayor of Chicago, Harold Washington wearing only a bra, G-string, garter belt an ...

                                               

More popular than Jesus

More popular than Jesus is part of a remark made by John Lennon of the Beatles in a March 1966 interview, in which he argued that the public were more infatuated with the band than with Jesus, and that Christian faith was declining to the extent ...

                                               

Mrs. Warren's Profession

Mrs. Warrens Profession is a play written by George Bernard Shaw in 1893, and first performed in London in 1902. The play is about a former prostitute, now a madam, who attempts to come to terms with her disapproving daughter. It is a problem pla ...

                                               

Dorota Nieznalska

Dorota Alicja Nieznalska is a Polish visual artist and sculptor. Nieznalskas controversial installation Pasja 2002, which included the placement of an image of the penis upon a metal Greek cross, resulted in a notable scandal, as the display was ...

                                               

O'Flaherty V.C.

OFlaherty V.C., A Recruiting Pamphlet is a comic one-act play written during World War I by George Bernard Shaw. The plot is about an Irish soldier in the British army returning home after winning the Victoria Cross. The play was written at a tim ...

                                               

Chris Ofili

Christopher Ofili, is a British Turner Prize-winning painter who is best known for his paintings incorporating elephant dung. He was one of the Young British Artists. Since 2005, Ofili has been living and working in Trinidad and Tobago, where he ...

                                               

Sergei Parajanov

Sergei Parajanov was a Soviet film director and artist of Armenian descent who made significant contributions to Soviet cinematography through Ukrainian, Georgian, and Armenian cinema. He invented his own cinematic style, which was totally out of ...

                                               

Dan Park

Dan Park is a Swedish street artist who has been arrested, fined, and sentenced to jail for hate speech in Swedish Courts several times for his art. In 2011, Park was arrested for a collage poster depicting an Afro-Swede student activist naked an ...

                                               

Paths of Glory (painting)

Paths of Glory is a 1917 painting by British artist Christopher Nevinson. The title quotes from a line from Thomas Grays 1750 poem Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard: "The paths of glory lead but to the grave". It is held by the Imperial War M ...

                                               

The Perfect Moment

The Perfect Moment was the most comprehensive retrospective of works by New York photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The show spanned twenty-five years of his career, featuring celebrity portraits, self-portraits, interracial figure studies, floral ...

                                               

Portrait of Ms Ruby May, Standing

Portrait of Ms Ruby May, Standing is an oil on canvas painting made in 2012 by the British visual artist Leena McCall, portraying her friend Ruby May.

                                               

Richard Pryor

Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. He reached a broad audience with his trenchant observations and storytelling style, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential stan ...

                                               

Harold Rubin

Harold Rubin was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on 13 May 1932. He attended the Jeppe High School for Boys and received private instruction in the fine arts. Instructed in the classical clarinet as a teenager, he developed a fascination with ...

                                               

Van Thanh Rudd

Rudd was born in Nambour, Queensland, to Vietnam veteran Malcolm Rudd and Tuoi. Rudd is the nephew of former Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd. Rudd resides in Footscray, Melbourne.

                                               

Andres Serrano

Andres Serrano is an American photographer and artist who has become famous through his photos of corpses and his use of feces and bodily fluids in his work, notably his controversial work Piss Christ, a red-tinged photograph of a crucifix submer ...

                                               

The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet

The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet: A Sermon in Crude Melodrama is a one-act play by George Bernard Shaw, first produced in 1909. Shaw describes the play as a religious tract in dramatic form. In 1909 Shaw jousted with governmental censorship, as pe ...

                                               

Black Spark

Black Spark is an anonymous male American film director and photographer who is most noted for his hypersexualized music videos and unique surreal style. He began posting videos in the fourth quarter of 2010. He has stated in interviews that he i ...

                                               

The Spear (painting)

The Spear is a painting by Cape Town-based South African artist, Brett Murray. It depicts former South African President Jacob Zuma in a pose reminiscent of Lenin, with his genitals exposed. The painting triggered a defamation lawsuit by Zumas pa ...

                                               

Annie Sprinkle

Annie M. Sprinkle is an American certified sexologist, sex educator, former sex worker, feminist stripper, pornographic actress, cable television host, porn magazine editor, writer, sex film producer, and sex-positive feminist. She received a BFA ...

                                               

Avdey Ter-Oganyan

Avdey Stepanovich Ter-Oganyan is a Russian painter, one of the prominent representatives of the Moscow actionism. He is famous for extravagant and sometimes provocative art actions. His practice includes installations and performances. In the ran ...

                                               

Theatrical constraints

Theatrical constraints are various rules, either of taste or of law, that govern the production, staging, and content of stage plays in the theater. Whether imposed externally, by virtue of monopoly franchises or censorship laws, or whether impos ...

                                               

John Trobaugh

John Trobaugh in Lansing, Michigan is an American artist specializing in photography and based in Birmingham, Alabama. Trobaugh received his BFA in 1996 with honors from University of Alabama at Birmingham and went on to study photography at the ...

                                               

Valley of the Wolves: Iraq

Valley of the Wolves: Iraq is a 2006 Turkish action film directed by Serdar Akar and starring Necati Sasmaz, Billy Zane and Ghassan Massoud. The story concerns a Turkish commando team which goes to Iraq to track down the US military commander res ...

                                               

Gus Van Sant

Gus Green Van Sant Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, painter, photographer, musician, and author who has earned acclaim as both an independent and mainstream filmmaker. His films typically deal with themes of marginalized subculture ...

                                               

Gabriel Villa

Gabriel Villa, is a Pilsen, Chicago-based artist and muralist. Villa arrived in Chicago in the late 1990’s where observations of my own neighborhood had a profound visual and conceptual impact on the evolution of my work. By 2004 the city of Chic ...

                                               

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was an American artist, film director, and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, advertising, and celebrity culture that flourish ...

                                               

Joel-Peter Witkin

Joel-Peter Witkin is an American photographer who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His work often deals with themes such as death, corpses, and various outsiders such as people with dwarfism, transgender and intersex persons, as well as physical ...

                                               

Ubayd Zakani

Nizam al-Din Ubaydullah Zakani, or simply Ubayd-i Zakani, was a Persian poet and satirist of the 14th century from the city of Qazvin, Persia. He studied in Shiraz under the best masters of his day, but eventually moved back to his native town. H ...

                                               

Frank Zappa

Frank Vincent Zappa was an American multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, and bandleader. His work is characterized by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, sound experiments, musical virtuosity, and satire of American culture. In a career ...

                                               

Art for charity

Art for charity is the practice of using art in some way to serve charitable causes. Artists may produce works specifically to be sold for charity or creators or owners of artistic works might donate all or part of the proceeds of sale to a good ...

                                               

The Book of the Homeless

The Book of the Homeless is a 1916 collection of essays, art, poetry, and musical scores. Proceeds of its sales were used to fund civilians displaced by World War I. It was edited by Edith Wharton.

                                               

Fundred Dollar Bill Project

The Fundred Dollar Bill Project is an art project implemented by Mel Chin, and is aimed to connect and represent the voices of children across the United States, with the end goal to propose a funding solution for the lead contamination in the so ...

                                               

Heroes Against Hunger

Heroes Against Hunger is a 1986 all-star benefit comic book for African famine relief and recovery. Published by DC Comics in the form of a "comic jam," or exquisite corpse, the book starred Superman and Batman. Spearheaded by Jim Starlin and Ber ...

                                               

Heroes for Hope

Heroes for Hope: Starring the X-Men is a 1985 Marvel comic book designed to raise awareness about hunger in Africa. Proceeds from the comic went to the American Friends Service Committee, to assist in their work on behalf of African famine relief ...

                                               

Horror For Good: A Charitable Anthology (Volume 1)

Horror for Good: A Charitable Anthology is a non-themed anthology of thirty-two horror short stories, featuring some of the biggest names in the horror fiction genre, including Joe R. Lansdale, Ramsey Campbell, Jack Ketchum, F. Paul Wilson, Ray G ...

                                               

Art Olympia

Art Olympia is an international open art competition organized by Art Olympia Executive Committee and co-organized with Living National Treasure Museum.

                                               

Arts Olympiad

The Arts Olympiad is an international art competition for children ages 8 to 12 organized by International Child Art Foundation with one million participants from seventy countries. Each competition is four years long and it is held every four ye ...

                                               

Doodle4Google

Doodle 4 Google, also stylized Doodle4Google, is an annual competition in various countries, held by Google, to have children create a Google doodle that will be featured on the local Google homepage as a doodle.

                                               

Junior duck stamp

The Federal Junior Duck Stamp is an American art competition sponsored by the United States government for students to draw, or paint a duck realistically. The national winners design is used to create a stamp which is sold to raise funds for env ...