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Creative Process: Marina Abramović


The invention of the internet made it possible for anyone to share their art with the world, simply with the click of a button. And while it can be said to be a wonderful thing, it also makes it hard to find the true gems among the noise. Luckily, performance artist Marina Abramović established herself well before the online revolution. For more than four decades, she has made some of the most fascinating, shocking, and inventive art the world has seen.

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Creative Process: Patti Smith


When it comes to American icons, there are few people as talented, honest, and enigmatic as Patti Smith. From her influential music and legendary status as the godmother of punk to her award-winning poetry and prose, Smith has consistently created art that challenges audiences to think and feel, stripping the world down to its bones just to build it back up again.

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The Dubious Honor of Joining the 27 Club


Named for celebrities who passed away at the age of 27, the infamous group is host to some of the world’s most famous musicians. The idea of the 27 Club came about when several popular musicians died between 1969 and 1971. While there’s no statistical evidence that musicians are more likely to die at age 27, it’s undeniable that it does seem to happen a lot, fueling rumors that it's somehow a cursed age for those in the profession.

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