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Wydr is a new app for buying art that employs the same premise of the preference-based swiping mechanism popularized by the dating app Tinder. Its slogan reads, “Art Galleries are for the 1%, wydr for the 99%.” [Techcrunch]

Gallery owner Albert Scaglione’s Tesla Model X car crashed and rolled over on the Pennsylvania Turnpike last week after the Detroit-area art dealer switched it to Autopilot mode. The accident came a day after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a report of another recent fatal crash that similarly involved a self-driving Tesla vehicle. [Detroit Free Press]


On Monday a group of artists will rally against gun violence by donating nine works to an online benefit auction for Sandy Hook Promise, a nonprofit formed by parents of the victims of the 2012 attack. Initiated by Enoc Perez, the auction will be held on Paddle8 and contain work by artists including Richard Dupont, Carlos Rolon, Rashid Johnson, BP Laval, Angel Otero and, Ryan McGinness, among others. [Blouin Artinfo]

A different group of artists, including Carrie Mae Weems, Paul Chan, and Richard Prince, have initiated their own political protest in the form of Donald Trump portraits. [New York]

Matthew Stone, an artist, shaman, and cofounder of former London collective !WOWOW!, has opened a new solo exhibition of digital paintings created using computer-generated 3D sculpting and painting. [Dazed]


London’s V&A Museum, which recently featured an Alexander McQueen retrospective, has been named 2016 museum of the year and awarded $130,000  (£100,000), the United Kingdom’s largest arts prize. [Guardian]

The New Main Museum in downtown Los Angeles has revealed ‘Beta’ plans for its future $50 million institution, slated for a 2020 opening. [Los Angeles Times]

Should Prince’s tweets be in a museum? [The Atlantic]


According to Maurizio Cattelan, the spaghetti-patterned BMW he’s created is most certainly not a work of art. Cattelan was sure to underline this point by stating the design will be destroyed after display at the Rencontres d’Arles. [Autoblog]

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