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Lisa Yuskavage.


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‘Let’s Break the Internet!’: The Artist Project at the Met

“This!” Deborah Kass said to me last Wednesday evening, as if it were obvious. We were standing on the steps of the Temple of Dendur, trading favorite museums. She gestured at the sprawl of the Metropolitan Museum of Art around … Read More


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Munich Court Upholds Kunstmuseum Bern’s Claim to 1,000-Plus Gurlitt Collection Works

A Munich court has rejected inheritance claims made by a cousin of Cornelius Gurlitt, a reclusive art collector who died at the age of 81 this past May, to Gurlitt’s collection of over 1,000 artworks, The New York Times reports. Before he … Read More


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Archeologist Howard Carter in King Tut's tomb. 


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Morning Links: King Tut Edition

The Williams College Museum of Art will receive 68 artworks from Peter Norton of antivirus software fame. The gift includes works from Tracey Emin, Adrian Piper, Allan Ruppersberg, Nayland Blake, and Christopher Wool. [Artforum] Shannon Stratton, current executive director of contemporary arts nonprofit Threewalls in … Read More


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Frankenthaler at Bennington in the mid-1940s.COURTESY THE HELEN FRANKENTHALER FOUNDATION

Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Gives $5 M. to Bennington College

Vermont’s Bennington College announced today that the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation has donated $5 million to its arts programs, and that it will rename the section of its arts center that is devoted to visual arts after the abstract painter, who … Read More


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Theaster Gates. SARA POOLEY

Theaster Gates Did A TED Talk

The Chicago potter, activist, and American Social Practice Installation artist Theaster Gates filmed a TED talk this March called “How to revive a neighborhood: with imagination, beauty and art” that is now available to stream online. In a description of … Read More


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Ingrid Schaffner.COURTESY INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Ingrid Schaffner Will Curate the 57th Carnegie International

Ingrid Schaffner will curate the next Carnegie International, a survey of contemporary art held every three to five years at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum. Schaffner will start the job in May, and relocate to Pittsburgh in September. The show will open … Read More


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LACMA Broad & Resnick Pavilion.

LACMA and Hyundai Strike Lucrative Deal

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is expected to announce later in the day an unprecedented ten-year partnership with Korean automaker Hyunadi, the Los Angeles Times reported today. The paper reports that the deal—which LACMA director Michael Govan says … Read More


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Jeffrey Deitch and Massimiliano Gioni in conversation at the New York Public Library last night. JORI KLEIN/NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

‘Let’s Make It Happen’: Deitch on Almost Joining MoMA, Bribing Michael Jackson’s Doorman, and More

“I don’t really care about money,” Jeffrey Deitch told New Museum curator Massimiliano Gioni last night at the New York Public Library. “Money is something to do more crazy projects with.” There you have it. Deitch and Gioni were both … Read More


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Cacti at the Huntington Library Desert Botanical Garden.


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Morning Links: Cactus Omelette Edition

Matthew Darbyshire’s “Suite” at Lisa Cooley in New York. [Contemporary Art Daily] Here’s a review of “Alec Soth: Songbook”  on view at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco. The exhibition shows photographs taken on the artist’s multi-year road trip, during which he took on the role … Read More


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Selgas Cano’s proposal for the 15th annual Serpentine Pavilion.


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Serpentine Gallery’s 2015 Pavilion Will Be a Psychedelic Cocoon Designed by Selgas Cano

The Serpentine Gallery announced their commission for its 15th annual Serpentine pavilion today. This summer, Spanish architect duo Selgas Cano—composed of young couple Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano—will create a psychedelic cocoon in the middle of Kensington Gardens. Their neon-colored plastic structures are … Read More


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A sachertorte from the Hotel Sacher in Vienna.AIMARE/WIKIMEDIA

Here’s the Artist List for the First Vienna Biennale

Another biennale is officially hitting the crowded art calendar. The Vienna Biennale has announced that its first edition, which runs from June 11 to October 4 this year, will be titled “Ideas for Change,” and feature the work of more … Read More


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David Koch.COURTESY YOUTUB

Scientists Petition to Have David Koch Removed From Natural History Museum Boards

Scientists including climatologist James Hansen and ecologist George Woodwell have drafted an open letter to science museums across the country to reject money from David Koch, founder of Koch Industries and a major arts donor, and to remove him as … Read More


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Screenshot of the homepage of Seven on Seven's website.

Ai Weiwei, Camille Henrot, Instagram Founder Mike Krieger, More Will Participate in Rhizome’s Seven on Seven Conference

Rhizome, the online art and technology organization, announced the line-up today for its annual Seven on Seven conference, in which seven artists are paired with seven technologists, who then create works together over the course of one day, present them to … Read More


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Cooper Union's New Academic Building, which opened in 2009. DREW DIES

New York Attorney General Investigating Cooper Union

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is launching an investigation into the financial practices leading up to the controversial 2014 decision to start charging undergraduate tuition for the first time in the institution’s history, The Wall Street Journal reports today. According … Read More