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Some of the erotic pulp fiction illustrations collected in Times Square.  COURTESY JIM LINDERMAN

Some of the erotic pulp fiction illustrations collected in Times Square.

COURTESY JIM LINDERMAN

The Louvre Abu Dhabi will open in 2016, thanks to a 5,000-person workforce, which is expected to grow to 7,500 in coming months. [The Art Newspaper]

UK galleries and museums receive 15 oil paintings and 29 works on paper by Frank Auerbach, which were part of Lucian Freud’s collection and offered in place of around £16 million inheritance tax after Freud’s death in 2011. [The Art Newspaper]

Read this review of MoMA’s Björk retrospective by the editors of Hyperallergic. [Hyperallergic]

Cleveland Museum of Art has corrected a mistake in their “Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa” exhibition, made by French colonial administrators and art historians who imposed Senufo as an umbrella label on the culturally rich region of Mali, the Ivory Coast, and Burkina Faso.[Cleveland.com]

Read about the artists, models and writers who made their living from selling X-rated  books under-the-counter in Times Square in the 1950s. [The Guardian]

The recently unearthed tomb of a guardian of the temple of Amun reveals 3,000-year old art. [The Washington Post]

The 12th edition of the Sharjah Biennial, the oldest and arguably most influential contemporary art event in the Gulf, opens March 5 with the title “The Past, The Present, The Possible,” and will display works by 55 artists, 36 of whom will contribute new pieces. The biennial unofficially examines how contemporary art fits in with the current state of “economic terrorism,” according to curator Eungie Joo. [The Art Newspaper]

Dustin Yellin covered brown canvases in $10,000 worth of shredded bills in collaboration with artist collective Bazaar Teens for the Spring/Break art fair. [The Huffington Post]

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