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Department of Richard Prince Lawsuits

A California-based makeup artist and model has sued Richard Prince and Gagosian Gallery after her image was used in one of Prince’s “New Portraits.” This is the fourth lawsuit brought against Prince since 2011. [The Art Newspaper]

Ai Weiwei

Citing the artist’s “political sensitivity,” the Yinchuan Biennale has banned Ai Weiwei from participating. For his part, Ai has promised to keep making art, anyway. [Artforum]

The Met Breuer

Nearly 50 visitors to the Met Breuer’s “Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible” tell the New York Times what art means to them. [The New York Times]

Ben Foster, the star of the new neo-Western Hell or High Water, takes a trip to the Met Breuer, to see its Diane Arbus show. [The New Yorker]


Samuel M. Robbins, a New Englander art collector, has died at age 93. Robbins and his wife recently announced that they were donating their collection to the Peabody Essex Museum. [The Boston Globe]

Around America

The Halff Foundation has given $1 million to the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas. The money will go toward acquiring American art. []

A project by the artist Tamiko Thiel uses similar technology to Pokémon Go to explore climate change. Titled The Gardens of Anthropocene, the work can be seen at Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle. [The Seattle Times]

Kurt Russell will have his own art show starting this weekend at San Francisco’s Public Works. Technically, it’s art about Kurt Russell—it’s mostly posters and works inspired by him. [Gizmodo]

A look at Ruby Neri’s latest show at David Kordansky in Los Angeles. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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