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Public Art

The stars have aligned: Rihanna finally posed in front of a headless statue of herself that was unveiled during this year’s Berlin Biennale. [The Fader]

An interactive map of over one thousand New York City public monuments, artworks, and temporary installations has been created by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. [The Art Newspaper]

A closer look at Santa Fe’s Native American art week. [Denver Post]


Want to “Vogue with Madonna at Art Basel”? Now’s your chance, as it’s the grand prize of an Omaze campaign Madonna has launched in support of her nonprofit Raising Malawi. The winner will even get to attend an auction alongside Madonna, which might be slightly more interesting than attending an auction normally. [Miami New Times]

Hatch Art is trying to to raise $50,000 to renovate “Hamtramck Disneyland,” a tract of land in Detroit filled with the folk art creations of a former Ukrainian immigrant named Dmytro Szylak. [Free Detroit Press]

An online art auction has been launched by an organization that helps men and women who are serving or have served in the U.S. military, with 75 percent of total sales being donated to the cause. [WYFF 4]


How Kenneth Tam’s video art playfully nudges viewers toward discomfort. [Los Angeles Times]

Eric Gibson on “Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art From the National Palace Museum, Taipei,” on in San Francisco: “An exhibition that is as much about the people who collected the art as about the works themselves.” [Wall Street Journal]

How Andrew Frost overcame his “grave doubts” about conceptual artist Mike Parr’s career survey exhibition on at the NGA, Canberra, Australia, which began with Parr losing a lot of blood. [The Guardian]

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