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Dr. Fredric Brandt, 1949-2015. COURTESY DRBRANDTSKINCARE.COM

Dr. Fredric Brandt, 1949-2015.

COURTESY DRBRANDTSKINCARE.COM

Update: Anish Kapoor is now being sued by a Versailles politician for choosing not to remove the anti-Semitic epithets left on his Versailles sculpture, Dirty Corner, by vandals. [The Guardian]

Eloise Hawser’s “Lives on Wire” at the Institute of Contemporary Art London. [Contemporary Art Daily]

The art collection of the late dermatologist Dr. Fredric Brandt will be going to auction at Phillips. Carrying an estimate of $15 million, 200 works will be sold, including pieces by Damien Hirst, Christopher Wool, Rudolf Stingel, and Yoshimoto Nara. [The New York Times]

Artist duo Allora and Calzadilla will install Dan Flavin’s Puerto Rican Light (to Jeanie Blake), 1965, inside a natural limestone cave in Puerto Rico, between the municipalities of Guayanilla and Peñuelas. [The Art Newspaper]

Banksy and the Problem With Sarcasm (regarding Dismaland): “Banksy asks us to substitute the sensation of recognizing a reference for the frisson of wit. And he sometimes seems to operate by formula.” [The New York Times Magazine]

“Rock Art Allegedly Vandalized By College Geology Students.” [KSL.com]

The San Francisco Chronicle has tapped Charles Desmarais, president of the San Francisco Art Institute, to be the newspaper’s new art critic. [Artforum]

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