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REMEMBERING DAVID BOWIE

Here’s a clip from a 1983 interview with David Bowie in which he raises problems with MTV’s programming. In particular, he calls out the network for not playing enough black artists. [Washington Post]

And, as it turns out, Bowie also tried to launch his own Internet platform, which he called BowieNet. [BBC News]

More than people often realize, David Bowie was just as much a pop star as he was an actor. He acted in movies like Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Labyrinth, and The Prestige, among others. [TIME]

COLLECTORS, THIEVES, AND DONORS

Here’s an enjoyable Paula Cooper profile that features great lines like this one: “Just look at the guys; David Zwirner is a modern art store and that’s the way he likes it. But I don’t want 100 people working for me—I want to know what’s going on.” [The Art Newspaper]

Turkish authorities have detained people for smuggling a $4.6-million Anthony van Dyck painting. [ArtDaily]

Barbara and Andy Taylor have donated $21 million to the St. Louis Art Museum. [STLToday.com]

HERE’S WHAT CHRISTO WANTS TO COVER NOW

Christo is still trying to find 410,000 multicolored barrels for his Abu Dhabi project, The Mastaba. [The Art Newspaper]

EXTRAS

Kirsten Everberg at 1301 PE. [Contemporary Art Daily]

A guide to the colorful, sexy, and positively bizarre melodramas of Pedro Almódovar. [The AV Club]

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