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Jon Stewart Visits George W. Bush's World Leader Portrait Gallery: VIDEO

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As you may know, George W. Bush recently revealed a collection of portraits of world leaders he has been painting since he left office, including Bladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Tony Blair, and the Dalai Lama.

Jon Stewart takes a look, hears from the art critics, and warns you not to spring for the audio tour.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Man Creates Bear Portrait from His Clipped Beard Stubble: VIDEO

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Artist Brock Davis created this growling grizzly using clippings from his trimmed beard.

Wrote Davis on Instagram: "said goodbye to the bear on my face #beardhairbear #stubblesketch"

Check out one of Davis's 'stubble self portraits' which he did 8 months ago,
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Here's what Davis looks like IRL if you're interested.

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This Parrot is a Woman Posing in Bodypaint: PHOTO

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Keep looking. You'll see it.

The photo was created by artist Johannes Stoetter, a former world champ body painter.

Writes the Daily Mail:

The 35-year-old artist, who lives in Italy, spent four weeks painstakingly planning how he could transform the female model into a parrot. He took four hours to paint the woman's body using special breathable paint - adding intricate detail, dark shading and even a bright green eye.

Check out one of his frogs, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via gizmodo)

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Gay Man's Grandfather Came Out to Him at Age 90, Five Months Before He Died: VIDEO

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Artist Grant Rehnberg's grandfather came out to him at age 90, five months before he died.

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We buried my Grandpa Jim one month ago.  

Baptist pastor, World War II veteran (218th Counter Intelligence Corps), preceded in death by Grandma Doris, his wife of sixty-five years.  

Five months ago, Grandpa Jim told me he is gay.

Sitting over photos of my husband Bradford and I at our wedding, my ninety-year-old grandfather proudly celebrated “the balls it takes” to live openly.  He told me about the love of his life, Warren Johnson, a boy he played music with at church.  He told me God loves every part of us.  He told me he would trade places with me if he could.  He told me he loved me.  

I put picture of Bradford and me in his suit coat pocket and a red rose on his coffin.

Rehnberg is creating a memorial installation in honor of his grandfather and is looking to fund it through Indiegogo.

Check out his video and unique story, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via reddit)

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Artist Chris Burden Created Metropolis II, An Amazing, Functioning Cityscape: VIDEO

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It may have been created several years ago, but Chris Burden's Metropolis II, a large-scale city model complete with bustling traffic, trams, and trains still impresses. It is a sight to behold, and even more fun to watch.

Check out a great video and interview with the artist, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Carnegie Mellon Student Shreds Self-Loathing in 'Queer' Performance Art Piece: VIDEO

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Will Taylor, a Carnegie Mellon freshman and budding performance artist, staged "I'll spell it out for you", a visual reaction to the self-loathing experienced by LGBT teens.

Writes Taylor:

"Three days ago, Ellen Page bravely came out to the world through an incredibly powerful speech. Her inspiring and impactful words reminded me of several important issues that I hadn't mustered the courage to express. One of these issues involves the self-hatred that's commonly found amongst LGBT youth. Having grown up in a conservative region, I am incredibly fortunate to have learned to accept myself, as well as understand that my differences with pre-defined social norms do not have to define me as a person. That being said, LGBT youth from my area, and throughout the United States, are in constant struggle with the harassment and misjudgment that's commonly found in our country."

Watch Taylor take on and take off, AFTER THE JUMP...

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