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Amedeo Modigliani, Red-Headed Girl in Evening Dress, 1918.BARNES COLLECTION

Amedeo Modigliani, Red-Headed Girl in Evening Dress, 1918.

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From Usher to Pharrell, here’s “Why Celebrities Are So Into the Artist Daniel Arsham” [The New York Times]

The Queens Museum has awarded $20,000 artist fellowships to Meredith James, Kameelah Rasheed, and Casey Tang. [Artforum]

This is a wild one: “Disinherited daughters battle their father’s city over missing artworks.” A total of 352 works that collector Muñoz Ramonet left to Barcelona are unaccounted for, the local government alleges. It claims that his four daughters are to blame. [The New York Times]

The Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris is planning to ramp up its photography collecting. [The Art Newspaper]

“The academic and Modigliani scholar Marc Restellini is on track to open an offshoot of his Parisian private museum, Pinacothèque, in Singapore’s historic Fort Canning Centre for the Arts by the summer. The outpost, which reportedly costs $24m, will launch with the show ‘Myth of Cleopatra.'” [The Art Newspaper]

Graffiti artist sues DUMBO developer for allegedly using his art to sell condos. [New York Post]

In defense of Luc Tuymans, who was just convicted of plagiarism. [The Guardian]

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