Regardless of where you stand on the high-stakes art-auction issue, the opportunity to see what kind of work exacts big bucks on the auction block is still an interesting prospect. And here's your chance: The one-and-only Christie's international auction house brings a three-day, pre-sale mini-museu ... More >>
Update below: The online profile of Justin Jay Hatfield suggests that he's among the unlikeliest kidnapping-and-sex assault suspects ever. Most of the recent posts on his Facebook page highlight paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and a YouTube video shows him singing opera. Yet the Colorado Springs Polic ... More >>
Did Henry Ford really make a car out of hemp? Was the Declaration of Independence written on hemp paper? Did Abraham Lincoln use hemp oil in his lamps? The hemp plant, a variety of Cannabis sativa that's the subject of this week's cover story "Green Acres," is steeped in lore. Some hemp legends ar ... More >>
Art-museum shows reigned in 2012, from a couple of demographic-busting blockbusters at the Denver Art Museum to a visual constellation of exhibits at the Museum of Contemporary Arts Denver, the Colorado Photographic Arts Center and other satellites that paid tribute to a West Coast punk moment in ti ... More >>
Michael Paglia visits the Denver Art Museum for this week's review, "Go van Gogh." The exhibit expands on the work of the revered post-impressionist artist, and it deserves the sold-out attention it's receiving. Continue reading for photos from Becoming van Gogh.
In this week's review, Michael Paglia visits the Kirkland Museum and the William Havu Gallery, both of which are offering solo shows in which the artists handle abstract subject matter. The exhibits deal with the distinction between recognizable imagery and abstract imagery. Continue reading for ph ... More >>
Local artist Kevin Hennessy's favorite pieces tell you where to go and where you are. His trademark sign art is located all over the city, including Caboose Hobbies, the Curtis Park Creamery, a Suburban Toppers wall, Capitol Hill Books, Fahrenheit Books, Carniceria Jalisco, Tacito Jalisco, an abando ... More >>
Today at the Denver Art Museum, employees uncrated and hung a very special piece by Vincent Van Gogh. In this particular painting, "Edge of a Wheatfield with Poppies," Van Gogh lightened up his palette considerably, using magentas against indigo with crisp reds. The piece will join more than seventy ... More >>
Since time immemorial, we've liked our artists deceased. The fame, the money, you may experience those in your lifetime. But the respect, that only comes after you die--preferably young and in an unexpected way. From Vincent van Gogh to Robert Johnson, the list on artists who passed on to ... More >>
By the Hollow Tree
Neil Cavuto quizzes Michael Karolchyk earlier this month. Entrepreneur Michael Karolchyk's Anti-Gym, a fitness center he promoted via willfully offensive ads (get details in our 2008 profile, "No Chubbies? Fat Chance"), was shuttered earlier this year by the IRS -- but that hasn't stopped Mr. K fro ... More >>
Denver mourns the loss of its favorite bipolar, one-armed comic/poet/playwright.
Absinthe, that naughty green elixir that was banned in the United States for 96 years, is back on the shelves in Denver -- as reported by Westword here and here. Supposedly hallucinogenic, the wormwood-laced alcohol was a favorite of Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway and Vincent van Gogh -- who some peo ... More >>
The wormwood wonder may be legal now, but good luck finding any in this city.
Inventing Van Gogh
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