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The Trump statue that briefly appeared in New York's Union Square yesterday. @ITSJAMESHERRING/VIA TWITTER

The Trump statue that briefly appeared in New York’s Union Square yesterday.


Around New York

A nude Donald Trump statue was placed—and, shortly thereafter, removed—in New York’s Union Square. Selfies ensued. Others like it also went up across the nation. [Gothamist]

Karen Rosenberg reviews Sophia Al-Maria’s Whitney Museum show, calling the artist “a strong and authentic voice. [The New York Times]

“Now, everyone at MoMA PS1 probably has more to think about than a couch, but this couch is very important. I used to think all you needed to screen video art was some comfy seating. That was, until I met your couch.” [Art F City]

Rujeko Hockley, an assistant curator of contemporary art at the Brooklyn Museum, on her working at the Studio Museum in Harlem: “I’d come to work every day and be surrounded by brilliant, critical, serious, thinking women of color. I knew, of course, that it was not fully ‘normal’ as a depiction of the art world as a whole, but I also thought, Yes it is.” [Essence]

Department of Jeff Koons

After previous reports that David Zwirner was in a legal battle with Fabrizio Moretti over an unidentified work, it was revealed that the piece in question was a Jeff Koons “Gazing Ball” sculpture worth $2 million. Moretti is now seeking $6 million in damages, claiming that the three editions, plus an artist’s proof, of the work he placed a deposit on were “distributed to their buyers willy-nilly.” [The Art Newspaper]


The NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale has received a gift of 100 works, among them pieces by Cindy Sherman, Kara Walker, and Tracey Emin. [Artforum]

Chuck Thurow has donated 114 works, 59 of which are by Chicagoan artists, to the DePaul Art Museum. Thurow was formerly the director of the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. [Crain’s Chicago Business]


Amalia Ulman’s Excellences & Perfections, a 2014 piece staged on Instagram, has been in the news a lot this year, but here’s a unique way to view it—through the lens of a sex worker. [Tits and Sass]

Anne Imhof at the Kunsthalle Basel. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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