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Rudi Fuchs Will Curate ArtZuid 2015

Rudi Fuchs will curate the fourth edition of ArtZuid, an open air sculpture biennial in Amsterdam. The selected artists–which include Ai Weiwei, Georg Baselitz, James Lee Byars, Tony Cragg, and KAWS–will each have their own podium to display ensembles of … Read More


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René Magritte's The Treachery of Images (This is Not a Pipe) (1929). 


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Morning Links: Surrealist Comedy Edition

Despite improved relations with the US, Cuba is still refusing to return seized art. [The Art Newspaper] Labour leader Ed Miliband has promised to set up a Prime Minister’s Committee on the Arts, Culture and Creative Industries if he wins the … Read More


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Bjarne Melgaard, Untitled, 2010.

The War at Home: Norwegian Critics Rain Fire on Prodigal Son Bjarne Melgaard for Munch Show

Bjarne Melgaard’s current show at the Munch Museum in Oslo, “The End of It Has Already Happened,” which pairs the work of Norway’s most celebrated contemporary artist with one of its national icons, has turned into “a huge national scandal … Read More


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Here’s How Peter Lik Priced That $6.5 M. Photograph

On Sunday The New York Times posted an impressive profile of Peter Lik, the nature photographer who, a few months ago, claimed to have sold the most expensive photograph in the world, and the curious way he does business, through … Read More


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A scene from Pac-Man. 


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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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One of many photos of sunsets on Instagram, Alki Beach, Seattle. 


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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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A work by Ruscha.

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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