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Detail of a painting showing Charles Darwin at age 7 by Ellen Sharples, 1816.COURTESY WIKIMEDIA

Detail of a painting showing Charles Darwin at age 7 by Ellen Sharples, 1816.

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“A Japanese woman who makes art based on her vagina has been charged with obscenity, in a case that has sparked discussion on censorship.” [BBC News]

“A former assistant registrar at the Aspen Art Museum sued the nonprofit organization Monday on allegations that she was abruptly fired with no reason and despite a solid performance review.” [The Aspen Times]

“[Thomas] Struth comes off as neither banal nor sensational—just an ordinary German with an extraordinary visual gift.” Andrew Hultkrans on a Struth live interview at the New York Public Library. [Artforum]

“Wait, What? Jasper Johns Blue Ceiling By Matson Jones??” Here’s a pretty epic post about an extremely rare surviving work by Matson Jones, the pseudonym that Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg used for their commercial art projects. [Greg.org]

Philippe Parreno at Esther Schipper. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Sketches by Conrad Martens of Charles Darwin’s voyage on the HMS Beagle are now available online, thanks to the Cambridge University Library. [The Guardian]

Asher Penn interviews Torbjørn Rødland. [Sex]

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