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 Kim Jong Il by Sun Mu. COURTESY ADAM SJOBERG/VIA THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

Kim Jong-il by Sun Mu.

COURTESY ADAM SJOBERG/VIA THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

The Trevi Fountain’s 18-month-long, Fendi-sponsored restoration is almost complete. [The Art Newspaper]

It’s not easy being an art newspaper in the post-print era. [The New York Times]

A North Korean defector who created propaganda posters in a former life now uses his skills to make fun of North Korean rulers. [Los Angeles Times]

“The Ins and Outs of Art Gallery Waiting Lists.” [Wall Street Journal]

“Art, like sex, is hard to define,” Ai Weiwei told the Berlin University of the Arts. [Deutsche Welle]

The family of late billionaire A. Alfred Taubman is fighting ahead of the sale of his estimated $500 million art collection at Sotheby’s this Wednesday. [Page Six]

At the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, walls made entirely of bugs. [Refinery29]

DIA has received funding to support conservation and digitizing artworks from its collection. [AP]

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