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Leonardo da Vinci Corner

A rare Leonardo da Vinci drawing was recently discovered in a portfolio submitted to an auction house in Paris. Its value? $15.8 million. [New York Times]

Watch a talented barber shave Leonardo’s The Last Supper into the back of a client’s head. [Worldstarhiphop]


Here is a piece about the Baltimore DIY art and music scene in the wake of the Oakland tragedy. The Baltimore arts space the Bell Foundry was shuttered the Monday following the fire. [Baltimore Sun]

At Empty Gallery, a two-floor Hong Kong space that exists entirely in the black: black floors, black walls, black fittings. [The Art Newspaper]

Fabiola Alondra

The Times speaks with Fabiola Alondra, the former head of Richard Prince’s publishing outlet and bookstore Fulton Ryder, who is currently the director of 303 in Print. She also cofounded the East Village–based Fortnight Institute, which is described as “a space for contemporary art, ephemera and books.” [New York Times]


At a Sotheby’s sale on Saturday, the original manuscript for “Blowin’ in the Wind” by Bob Dylan fetched $324,500. [PIX11]

At a ceremony in Stockholm also on Saturday, Patti Smith accepted Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize for literature. Despite possibly forgetting the words to the second verse of “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”—performed with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra—she still reportedly moved certain audience members to tears. [The New Yorker]

Walking With Weiwei

Why not take a walk in the park with Ai Weiwei? [New York Times]

Group Shows Bonus

Documentation of the group exhibition “Sessile,” curated by Josh Minkus at Clifford Gallery at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. [Sex Magazine]

Photos from the group exhibition “Sleep” at Ibid Los Angeles, which features Ed Ruscha, Paul Thek, Rosemarie Trockel, and others. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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