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Left: Lady Gaga; Right: Jeff Koons BOTH COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Left: Lady Gaga; Right: Jeff Koons

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“Marjorie Strider, sly Pop artist, is dead at 83.” [The New York Times]

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, hauled in $2.3 million this weekend, “thanks in large part to the programming surrounding Malcolm Rogers’ 20 years as the MFA’s director.” [BostInno]

What’s next for Kansas City’s Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art following the death of its cofounder R. Crosby Kemper? [The Kansas City Star]

“The French conceptual artist Bernar Venet has launched his own foundation in the south of France on a four-hectare estate that is one of the art world’s best kept secrets.” Thanks to trades of his own work the grounds now boast “Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt and Frank Stella,” among others. [The Art Newspaper]

The Four Seasons restaurant in New York removes its famous tapestry by Pablo Picasso in the dead of night. Formerly the subject of a lawsuit between the New York Landmarks Conservancy and the restaurant’s owner Aby Rosen, the work was removed without damage. [The New York Times]

Lady Gaga sometimes visits Jeff Koons on his farm in Pennsylvania. [New York Post]

A Claude Monet landscape has been found in a suitcase belonging to notorious art horder Cornelius Gurlitt. [The New York Times]

Here’s an interview with Grace Kook-Anderson, Curator of Contemporary Art and the Laguna Art Museum, which focuses on California-based artists. “When you build these relationships with artists, it becomes a lifelong thing. It’s not just a job; it really becomes [a] lifestyle,” she says. [Daily Gazette]

The world’s largest open-air museum, Djerbahood, is opening in Tunisia. It will feature works by graffiti artists around the world. “It’s just like any other museum, with art pieces and itineraries that people can follow, but it stays true to the nature of graffiti because it’s constantly evolving, completely outdoors and free,” says the creator of the project, Ben Cheikh. [OZY]

Miley Cyrus: pop star turned fine artist? She’ll be debuting an art collection at Jeremy Scott’s New York Fashion Week show on September 10. “The collection is a commentary on her journey as a pop star and her way of proving to us all that she is more than just some ‘pop dumb dumb,’ she tells V.” [The Cut]

New York’s Rizzoli Bookstore, which closed its iconic 57th Street location in April, will reopen in a Beaux-Arts building at 1133 Broadway. [The WSJ]

And Aby Rosen tells Vanity Fair that the Four Seasons Picasso isn’t worth all the trouble: “It was cut to size, O.K.? It was too tall for that space, so they had to make it fit, so they cut off a piece at the top and the bottom, O.K.? And nothing’s wrong with a manipulated, cut-to-size piece of art or carpet or curtain—whatever you want to call it—but it was supposed to go somewhere else. It ended up there because nobody wanted to piss away the $50,000 they paid for it.” [Vanity Fair]

Those leaked celebrity nudes will be put on view at the Cory Allen Contemporary Art gallery. [The Daily Telegraph]

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