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“Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” buys an ArtPrize contestant’s work. [Fox 17]

A conversation with Philippe de Montebello about his new book. [The Courier-Journal]

Here’s a profile of Ashley Longshore, Wall Street’s go-to painter. [New York Post]

Bloomberg Philanthropies will give “at least three cities up to a million dollars each over two years” for public art. [The New York Times]

Steve McQueen returns to the art world with new show at London’s Thomas Dane Gallery. [The Guardian]

“The sale of 43 works from the collection of Karlheinz and Agnes Essl at Christie’s last night initially felt flat—largely because the top-priced lot, Richter’s Net, 1985 (est £7m-£10m), failed to sell.” It sold half an hour after the auction closed, however. [The Art Newspaper]

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