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Andy Warhol, Alice Cooper.

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Bitcoin

People are now buying art with Bitcoin, as well as other digital tender, including Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Dash, Litecoin. [BBC]

The Big Easy

The Historic New Orleans Collection is gearing up for the city’s tricentennial with a special exhibition, with many works on loan from institutions around the world. [The Times-Picayune]

Several New Orleans museums will offer free admission during Museum Month in August. [Gambit]

A Trip to Europe

In case you won’t make it to Venice for the Biennale, here’s a look at Mark Bradford’s work in the pavilion of the United States of America. [Contemporary Art Daily]

There is automated valet parking at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. [Engadget]

The Rock World

Jesse Michaels, of the Bay Area legends Operation Ivy, is also an artist. [Punk News]

Vampire Weekend lead singer Ezra Koenig talks about the importance of NoHo record store Other Music in a clip from a new documentary about the now-closed shop. [Twitter]

Alice Cooper’s manager recently discovered that one of Andy Warhol’s electric chair works has been rolled up in a tube among the rocker’s touring equipment. Cooper was friends with Warhol—they used to hang out at Max’s Kansas City. [The Guardian]

Today, the Met sent out, on its Twitter account, an image by Lewis Hine depicting very young newsies smoking cigarettes in St. Louis in 1910. It’s a great picture, and it happens to be the cover of the classic debut album by The Walkmen, Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone. [Twitter]

California Dreamin’

If you go to Joshua Tree anytime soon, and you should, check out these new works by Rachel Whiteread, two cabins by the National Park. “Passersby might recognize the structures—casts of the interiors of two small cabins from the 1950s—as part of Whiteread’s distinctive body of work, more than 30 years in the making and the subject of a survey that opens at London’s Tate Britain on September 12,” the story reads. Also, check out the Joshua Tree Saloon while you’re there. It’s rad. [The Wall Street Journal]

Motown

In Detroit, the work of artist Charles McGee is all over downtown. [The New Yorker]

The cast members of the new Kathryn Bigelow film, Detroit, stopped by that city’s Motown Museum. [WXYZ]

And the film is getting rave reviews. [Variety]

Museums Around the Country

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta has acquired a work by Kara Walker. [WABE]

The Dallas Museum of Art is setting attendance records. [D Magazine]

Exhuming Salvador Dalí’s body revealed that there on his face, the iconic mustache remains. On a less morbid note, there’s a Dalí show at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. [The Star Tribune]

The Indianapolis Museum of Art is rejiggering its gardens. [The Indianapolis Star]

Burgers

Maybe you shouldn’t order burgers at restaurants, for a variety of reasons. [Eater New York]

And after a few people complained to the ACLU that this directive to stop paying money for cheeseburgers was violating their free speech, or something, the ACLU said, correctly, “We’re kind of busy, friends.” [Twitter]

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