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Behind the Scenes: Bauhaus Nouveau

The Bauhaus were a group of art students who liked to live on the edge. In history, they were the first major art school, based out of Germany. They enjoyed music, dance, and free expression. They focused significantly on practical design and architecture. Their costume parties were known for being surreal and over the top. They saw art as "a practice for everyday life."

The modern Bauhaus would be Brooklyn, New York, full of creative types with a distinct aesthetic and style. They see creating work as a practice for everyday life too , with selfies and social media as a canvas of sorts, fusing entrepreneurship with art.

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