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Morning Links: Video Game Edition

The Toledo Museum of Art will return a 450-year-old astrolabe to the German museum from where it was likely stolen. [ABC News] Rothschild heirs are donating 186 works of their formerly Nazi-looted art to the Museum of Fine Arts. [Boston Globe] … Read More


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Kehinde Wiley's Napoleon Leading The Army Over The Alps (2005). 


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Morning Links: Kehinde Wiley Edition

Marina Abramović will have a solo show this summer, “Private Archaeology,” at collector David Walsh’s Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, Tasmania. It will include her early work with former partner Ulay. [The Art Newspaper] Roberta Smith reviews “Kehinde Wiley: … Read More


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James Turrell Allowing Limited Visitors to Roden Crater for $6,500 a Person

On May 14, 15, 16, and 17 this year, the Roden Crater, artist James Turrell’s unfinished but still legendary piece of land art in the Arizona desert, will be open to a select group of people for a fundraising event–meant … Read More


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Skeuomorphism at the College Art Association Conference: Or, the Unexpected Virtue of Instagram

“I want to ask you what you think of the new Instagram feature, the one that allows you to control how filtered your photos are. I wonder what you think of the user being allowed to manipulate the degree to … Read More


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A 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet by Pinin Farina Chassis No. 1945 SAEngine No. 1945 SA (estimate: $6–7 million) will be offered on March 14 at the RM Sotheby's sale in Amelia Island, Florida.


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Sotheby’s Acquires Stake in Collector-Car Specialist RM Auctions

Sotheby’s and RM Auctions have announced the formation of a new strategic partnership, RM Sotheby’s, in which Sotheby’s will acquire a 25 percent ownership interest in the car-auction company, with the opportunity to increase its stake. (The market for collector cars, … Read More


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Sun Tzu's The Art of War.


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Morning Links: The Art of War Edition

Jessica Hagy has illustrated Sun Tzu’s The Art of War using simple ink-on-index card drawings of Venn diagrams and x-y plots. [Harvard Business Review] Tejumola Olaniyan founded Africacartoons.com, the first continent-wide digital encyclopedia of political cartoons by African artists. [The … Read More


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Sotheby’s Spring Sales Will Offer 35 Works to Benefit MOCA Los Angeles

News of New York’s big spring contemporary auctions is beginning to trickle out, and it seems Sotheby’s has nabbed a fairly intriguing, if philanthropic, consignment. Its evening and day sales, on May 12 and 13, will feature a group of … Read More


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L.A.’s Mistake Room Will Honor Isaac Julien at First Biennial Fundraiser

Los Angeles nonprofit the Mistake Room will hold its first biennial fundraising event on March 28, which will “celebrate a philanthropist and an artist whose unique contributions have had a profound and lasting impact on the world at large,” according … Read More


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Pete Doherty.

Life-Size Marble Statue Of A Crucified Pete Doherty To Be Displayed At London Church

According to an article in today’s edition of The Independent, a life size marble statue of notorious Libertines frontman Pete Doherty is set to be displayed at a new art exhibition (titled “Stations Of The Cross”) at London’s St. Marylebone Parish … Read More


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Hobson.
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Studio Museum in Harlem Hires Director of Institutional Advancement

Hallie S. Hobson will begin a new role as the Studio Museum’s director of institutional advancement, managing development and fundraising. Hobson worked at the Studio Museum from 2005 to 2007, before leaving for development positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art … Read More


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Art+Feminism Group Announces Second Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Following last year’s massively successful edition, the Art+Feminism group has announced a second Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, designed to start closing Wikipedia’s gender gap, for March 7. Last year, the Edit-a-Thon brought together 600 volunteers at Eyebeam and 30 satellite locations across … Read More


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Speculation (2014), by Sarah Meyohas.


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A New Cryptocurrency Enters the Art Market: BitchCoin

Artist Sarah Meyohas launched her own personal cryptocurrency on Sunday night in the Financial District at Trinity Place, a bar located across from the birthplace of the Occupy movement, Zuccotti Park. Called BitchCoin, perhaps a feminist play on the name … Read More


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Edvard Munch's The Scream (1893). 


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Morning Links: Edvard Munch Edition

The Edvard Munch Award is set to return after a hiatus of nearly a decade. [The Art Newspaper] Musée Maillol in Paris shuts its doors indefinitely on its 20th birthday, due to falling attendance and rising debts. [The Art Newspaper] … Read More


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Exclusive Images of Fiona Hall’s Work for the Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

Artists’ projects for national pavilions at the Venice Biennale, the 56th edition of which opens on May 9, are generally kept tightly under wraps, but ARTnews can reveal some exclusive images of Fiona Hall’s project for the Australian Pavilion. The Australian … Read More