The work in question.

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Katie Paterson Will Send Artwork to the International Space Station

Later this month, an artwork by the British, Berlin-based artist Katie Paterson will become the first ever to board the International Space Station. The piece, Campo del Cielo, Field of the Sky, resembles a meteorite, but is in fact a … Read More

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Christopher Scoates Named Director of Cranbrook Academy

The Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum announced today that Christopher Scoates will begin this Friday as its new director. He succeeds Reed Kroloff, who held the post for seven years. Scoates was most recently director of the University … Read More

Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, c. 1503–7, oil on poplar wood.

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European Museums Struggle With Crowds

With record-breaking attendance reported at some of the world’s most popular museums, institutions are now tasked with balancing visitor experience with art preservation, The New York Times reports today. In 2013, the Louvre hosted a staggering 9.3 million visitors, while … Read More

The apartment.

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Tobias Meyer, Marc Fletcher Sell New York Apartment for $16.2 M.

Curbed NY reports that former Sotheby’s auctioneer Tobias Meyer and his husband, the art adviser Marc Fletcher, have sold their apartment in Columbus Circle for $16.2 million. The sum falls just short of their $16.9 million asking price, which is … Read More

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Ruben Ochoa’s Concrete Poetry

Mirage and illusion, drywall and rebar play equal parts in constructions that expose the functional and the dysfunctional in Southern California’s urban landscape Read More

The book.

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Coming Soon: Cory Arcangel’s ‘Working On My Novel,’ The Book

If you’re a fan of the Cory Arcangel project and Twitter feed “Working On My Novel,” next week you’ll be able to own something that might be considered an edition of it. Fittingly enough, on July 31 Penguin will publish … Read More

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Thomas Demand Liked ‘The Lego Movie,’ Didn’t See It As Advertising Legos

Head over to The Wall Street Journal today for a fun interview with Thomas Demand, in which he discusses Matisse and reveals that he’ll soon open a new studio in Berlin that he will share with Tacita Dean and Thomas … Read More

Feigen.

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Sellers Beware! Feigen Ruling Says Dealers Must Pay Taxes on Forged Art Sales

New York dealer Richard Feigen recently lost an attempt to get back the taxes he paid on the 2004 sale of a Max Ernst painting that later turned out to be fake, the New York Law Journal reports. Feigen returned … Read More

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New ID Card May Give New Yorkers Free Met Access

A proposed citywide identification card for New Yorkers, announced earlier this month, may also come with a free membership to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New York Times reports. The card is mostly aimed at making it easier for … Read More

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Lydia Yee Named Chief Curator of Whitechapel Gallery

Lydia Yee has been named chief curator of London’s Whitechapel Gallery, Artforum reports.

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North Carolina Museum of Art Receives $1.9 M. Grant

The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh received a $1.9 million grant from the State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation for art education research yesterday. The money will reportedly go to construction of a “high-tech education center.” Read more at … Read More

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‘Save the Corcoran’ Group Heads to Court Next Week

A judge in Washington, D.C. Superior Court will hear arguments from the “Save the Corcoran” group next week during a four-day hearing aimed at preventing the merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art with the National Gallery of Art, The … Read More

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Chinese State Media Scrubs References to Guo Yongyao Toad After Internet Notices a Resemblance to Former President

A giant inflatable toad sculpture in Beijing by Chinese artist Guo Yongyao has reportedly been part of a minor media coverup by the state news agency Xinhua, according to the AFP. Stories mentioning the sculpture were reportedly deleted after a … Read More

The non-botanical "Split-Rocker." 

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Jeff Koons Got a Little Tipsy, Invented a ‘Split-Rocker’ Cocktail

The New York Post reports today that Rockefeller Center’s Summer Garden and Bar features a ‘Split-Rocker’ margarita in honor of Jeff Koons’ eponymous botanical sculpture there, part of his major retrospective at the Whitney Museum. Astoundingly (and probably a little … Read More