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Yayoi Kusama, High Heels for Going to Heaven, 2014. SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION

Yayoi Kusama, High Heels for Going to Heaven, 2014.

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If you miss your flight at the San Francisco International Airport, don’t worry—there’s art by Val Britton and Yayoi Kusama to see. [KQED]

Yesterday, at Sotheby’s in New York, Robert Mapplethorpe’s controversial photograph Man in Polyester Suit went for $478,000, more than $100,000 over the asking price. [The New York Times]

Private donors like Tony Salamé are driving the museum boom in Beirut. Without them, the Lebanese city wouldn’t have quite so many buildings designed by Zaha Hadid, Renzo Piano, and others. [The Art Newspaper]

SkyPan International, a company that uses drones for commercial photography, might get a $1.9 million fine from the FAA. [CNET]

What happens to the living elements in Pierre Huyghe’s work after his exhibitions close? [Unframed]

Douglas Druick discusses his decision to step down as president and director of the Art Institute of Chicago. [Chicago Tribune]

Carlyle and Banque Pictet are offering loans to people in the art market and hoping to see big returns. [Financial Times]

Karen Rosenberg on Martine Syms’s “master class in micro-acting from the YouTube age” at Bridget Donahue. [Artspace]

Mathis Gasser at HESTER. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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