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In the middle of his new project, Ryan Travis Christian decided to completely black his 6.5 by 30 foot canvas after several days into his creation. Christian was chosen by the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., to be one of the main attractions at the museum through the summer.

When studying nude in the art world, clothes can be optional. More than 60 men attended a special nude viewing of an exhibit dedicated to the naked male body at the Leopold Museum in Vienna, Austria. This exhibit has attracted more than 100,000 people since it opened late last October.

A Picasso painting recently sold for $45 million at an auction in London. The 1932 portrait of his mistressĀ Marie-Therese Walter was one of many sales as part of a series at Sothesby’s, an international institute of art with locations in London, New York and Los Angeles.