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How Do Art Businesses Stack Up on Facebook?

This week, Skate’s Art Market Research took a look at the state of competition among art businesses on Facebook, and revealed that brand recognition is not necessarily what one would expect on the social-networking service. The most-followed art companies, as the graph at right shows, run the gamut, … Read More


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Sotheby’s London Cleaners Barred From Work After Protest

The Independent reports today that cleaners at Sotheby’s London have been banned from work in the wake of a protest staged last night over better sick-pay terms.While million-dollar-art auctions raged inside of Sotheby’s, outside a group of workers and sympathizers staged … Read More


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A Gallery Grows In the Galeries: The Grandest Shopping Center in Paris Turns to Contemporary Art

‘Public financing is decreasing, budgets are low, so it’s our role to support art,’ says the director of Galeries Lafayette’s art space Read More


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‘Democratization, Not Monetization’: Jeremy Kost on Selling His Instagram Male Models for $100 Each

Last fall, the artist Jeremy Kost released a book of photographs titled Fractured, which featured his signature multi-exposed Polaroids of impeccably chiseled male models wearing only briefs or even less. The regular version is priced at $60; a special artist’s edition (limited … Read More


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Morning Links: Ai Weiwei’s Cats Edition

The Whitworth has been named Museum of the Year by the Art Fund. [The Art Newspaper]The National Gallery of Victoria is planning a show of work by Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei. But more importantly, the museum will also do … Read More


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Nadine Johnson Flack Adam Abdalla Will Start His Own Firm

Adam Abdalla, the senior vice president of arts and culture at the powerhouse New York public relations firm Nadine Johnson, will be leaving that company to start his own firm, which will be focused predominantly on the arts and is … Read More


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Jamian Juliano-Villani Gets the Art21 Video Treatment

Art21, an independent non-profit arts organization, has just released a profile of Jamian Juliano-Villani as part of its online documentary series “New York Close Up.” The piece, which was posted online yesterday, captures the 27-year-old painter in her Bedford-Stuyvesant studio talking about her art, … Read More


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The Rolling Stones and Saatchi Gallery Team Up For All-Time Biggest Touring Rock Exhibition, Entry Prices Begin At £15

The Independent reports today that The Rolling Stones have teamed up with Saatchi Gallery to stage “Exhibitionism,” which has already been described as “the most comprehensive and immersive insight into the world’s Greatest Rock n’ Roll Band,” and also “ten … Read More


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Morning Links: Sunburn Art Edition

The Delaware Art Museum has sold Andrew Wyeth’s Arthur Cleveland and Winslow Homer’s Milking Time in an effort to replace funds lost to construction debt. [USA Today]MoMA has hired Yasmil Raymond, a Dia Art Foundation curator since 2009, to serve as associate … Read More


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‘Sorry You Guys Are Just Catching Up Now’: Jack Pierson on His Fast-Changing Career, and His New Show in New York

When Jack Pierson talks about his work, he speaks in several voices. One second he’s holding court like a world-famous artist giving an interview, the next he’s rattling off details about his process like a nervous painter, and the next … Read More


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Odwalla88 Releases New Video Directed by Marisa Takal and Cali Thornhill Dewitt

Today, the band Odwalla88 (featured in the May 2015 issue of ARTnews) put out a video for their song “What The,” directed by the artists Marisa Takal and Cali Thornhill Dewitt.The song is off of the Odwalla88 album Lily 23, which … Read More


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You Can’t Unread This Anecdote About Damien Hirst’s Foreskin

Here’s a thing that just happened. From the first paragraph of The Guardian’s profile of Damien Hirst, published today: During the period he refers to as his “glory years”, Damien Hirst had a favourite gag. He would pull his foreskin through … Read More


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Morning Links: Condom Portrait Edition

Niki Johnson’s portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made of condoms is naturally sparking controversy. [TIME]Josef Helfenstein, the director of the Menil Collection, will leave his position at the Houston museum to become the director of the Kunstmuseum Basel. [The New … Read More


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Whitney Museum Board Elects New President, Co-Chairs

The Whitney Museum’s board of trustees has elected Laurie M. Tisch and Neil G. Bluhm as co-chairs and Richard M. DeMartini as president. All three will begin their new positions this week on July 1. Tisch and Bluhm will succeed … Read More