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COURTESY THE ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST/HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

Detail showing the previously painted-over defecating man in Isack van Ostade’s A Village Fair with a Church Behind (1643).

COURTESY THE ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST/QUEEN ELIZABETH II

A hidden poop joke has been found in a newly restored 17th-century painting owned by Queen Elizabeth. [Smithsonian.com]

The Hobby Lobby family is now officially under investigation from the FBI for illegally importing 200 to 300 small clay tablets from Iraq in 2011. [The Daily Beast]

Jonas Mekas received an apology from the prosecutor who brought obscenity charges against him five decades ago for showing Jack Smith’s 43-minute film, Flaming Creatures (1963). [The New York Times]

Franz West at Eva Presenhuber in Zurich. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Cadmium pigment is finally safe from a proposed ban in Europe. [The Art Newspaper]

Here’s the American Museum of Natural History’s plan for a  $325 million addition on Columbus Avenue. [The New York Times]

ISIS is making millions of dollars selling art on the black market. [Huffington Post]

A Harmony Korine painting has been stolen in SoHo. [The Creators Project]

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