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K Foundation, still from K Foundation Burn a Million Quid, 1994.COURTESY THE ARTIST

K Foundation, still from K Foundation Burn a Million Quid, 1994.



The tech industry has become like the art world, in the sense that money now matters more than almost anything else. Could start-ups learn something from fairs like Art Basel, where money takes precedence? [The New Yorker]


David Nahmad insists that his Modigliani wasn’t looted by the Nazis. The dealer believes that the family pressing charges for the work should actually be searching for a different painting by Modigliani. [The New York Times]


Kevin McGarry covers the Berlin Biennale, featuring a “phalanx of MoMA trustees,” a texting Hito Steyerl, and several parties. [Artforum]

Icelandic band Sigur Rós will debut a video installation called States of Matter at Tate Modern. [Pitchfork]

“Museums in the West continue to woo Iranian cultural bodies after last year’s deal on Iran’s nuclear programme and the lifting of sanctions imposed on the country by the United Nations.” [The Art Newspaper]


Christopher Knight on “Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life,” the Broad’s first special exhibition: “It’s… a survey of the Broad’s large Sherman collection, unambitious because of the limitation.” [Los Angeles Times]

John Knight at Redcat in Los Angeles. [Contemporary Art Daily]


Up-and-comer Timur Si-Qin discusses his work, which can now be seen at the Berlin Biennale and Art Basel. His art typically mimes the form of men’s fashion ads combined with a digital new-age aesthetic. [Artspace]

A look inside the short-lived magazine Avant Garde, which, among other things, featured erotic lithographs by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. [Flavorwire]

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