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The American Experience, as told by YouTube

Artist Doug Rickard’s new book amasses stills from the dregs of YouTube Read More


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Morning Links: 1964 World’s Fair Edition

John Richardson discusses his latest Picasso show, about the artist and photography, at Gagosian: “For Mr. Richardson, 90, this is his fifth Picasso exhibition in a series that began at the Gagosian Gallery in 2009. Most have focused on the … Read More


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America’s Existential Art Biennial: On the Ground at Prospect 3 in New Orleans

A funny regional quirk about New Orleans is that they call traffic medians neutral grounds here. Everything in this city is casually overdetermined. Last week, during the opening of the third edition of Prospect, the contemporary art biennial founded here in … Read More


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Pharrell Williams Did Not Visit the Museum Show He Curated

The Wall Street Journal reports that Pharrell Williams did not actually visit “This Is Not A Toy,” a show of designer toys that he was said to have co-curated at Design Exchange, a national design museum in Toronto. Pharell had donated … Read More


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Soulseek: Jordan Wolfson Talks Animatronics, Arousal, Epcot With Miles Huston, Jacques Louis Vidal, Rose Marcus

Earlier this year the directors of Brooklyn’s Know More Games gallery converted their space into a very professional recording studio for about a month and organized a variety of interviews and discussions. They called the project “Soulseek,” and billed it … Read More


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Camille Blatrix Wins the 2014 Prix d’Entreprise Ricard

The Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard has awarded its 2014 Prix d’Entreprise Ricard to sculptor Camille Blatrix. The award is given annually to an emerging French artist whose work has been shown in an exhibition at its space. The winner’s work is purchased by the foundation, and then donated … Read More


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Samuel Levi Jones Wins Studio Museum’s $50,000 Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize

Samuel Levi Jones is the winner of the ninth Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize, the Studio Museum in Harlem announced today. Created by musician and philanthropist George Wein in 2006 in honor of his late wife, the $50,000 prize is … Read More


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The Blanton Museum Appoints Koven Smith Director of Digital Adaptation

The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin has appointed Koven Smith director of digital adaptation, the museum announced in a press release. “Koven is counted among the very best in the field of museum technology, and … Read More


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Julien Prévieux Wins the 2014 Prix Marcel Duchamp

Parisian artist Julien Prévieux was named the winner of the 2014 Prix Marcel Duchamp on Saturday. Awarded by Association pour la Diffusion Internationale de l’Art Français in partnership with the Centre Pompidou and FIAC, the Prix Marcel Duchamp is given … Read More


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Morning Links: Green Day Edition

The director of the LSU Museum of Art, Jordana Pomeroy, is stepping down to become director of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami. [The Charlotte Observer] Here’s a profile of the late Sam … Read More


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Art Basel Now Owns Art Basel Hong Kong Outright

In a quiet Friday afternoon email, the Art Basel organization announced that its owner, MCH Group, has acquired the final 40 percent of Art Basel Hong Kong. The deal news is minor since MCH already purchased 60 percent of the … Read More


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Ben Stiller, Shepard Fairey Celebrate Americans for the Arts at Cipriani

“There’s Frank Stella right there!” Nora Halpern said giddily as the iconic 78-year-old abstract impressionist wandered through the crowd gathering at New York City’s Cipriani 42nd Street on Monday night. Halpern, an art historian and curator by training, is now … Read More


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Olafur Eliasson to Show 112 Tons of Ice for ‘Ice Watch’

On Sunday, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson and geologist Minik Rosing will unveil Ice Watch, an installation that will bring 100 tonnes (equivalent to 112 tons) of ice to Copenhagen’s City Hall Square. Taken from a fjord outside Nuuk, Greenland, and … Read More


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Margulies Collection Acquires Centerpiece of Royal Academy’s Anselm Kiefer Show

The Margulies Collection in Miami has acquired Die Erdzeitalter (Ages Of The World) (2014), the daunting installation that serves as something of a centerpiece for Anselm Kiefer’s current retrospective at London’s Royal Academy, which runs through December. “This major work … Read More