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Bank Robber Aiming at Security Camera, Cleveland, Ohio, March 8, 1975, on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition "Crime Stories: Photography and Foul Play," on view until July 31.

Theft! Forgery! Murder!: Art History’s Greatest Crimes

From the earliest moments of recorded civilization there have been instances of art being the subject of violence, theft, and destruction. Art and crime will forever be linked, and this should come as no surprise—art is a powerful tool for … Read More


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Shepard Fairey's signature Obey Giant. COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Shepard Fairey Turns Himself in to Detroit Police Following Arrest Warrant

After a warrant was placed for his arrest following the illegal tagging of Detroit buildings, Shepard Fairey has turned himself in to Detroit authorities, the Detroit Free Press reported earlier today. Fairey flew in to Detroit, from Los Angeles, this … Read More


Morning Links: Louvre Superstore Edition

After many protests from art historians, the Louvre will go through with its plan to move 250,000 works to a store in Liévin, France. [The Art Newspaper]Peter Schjeldahl on the “fearful frenzy” that is today’s art market. [The New Yorker]Shepard … Read More

Chris Marinello in front of Henri Matisse's Woman in Blue in Front of a Fireplace, stolen from Paul Rosenberg by Nazis but now returned to his heirs by a Norwegian museum thanks to Marinello's intervention.


Morning Links: Sherlock Holmes of the Art World Edition

Shepard Fairey was finally arrested in L.A. [The Detroit News]A third of the collectors on our 2015 Top 200 list have opened museums, The Art Newspaper finds. [The Art Newspaper]President Obama is set to sign an order creating the Basin and … Read More


Warrant Issued for Shepard Fairey’s Arrest in Detroit

The Detroit Free Press reports that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of street artist Shepard Fairey, whose work has mysteriously appeared, without authorization, at 14 locations around Detroit. The Detroit police have accused Fairey of $9,000 worth of … Read More

Sun Tzu's The Art of War.


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 Guardian]​Lana … Read More

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Shepard Fairey Goes Home Again; Makes First Neon

The famed artist provocateur returns to his native Charleston, South Carolina, showing with Jasper Johns and creating a series of public murals Read More

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An Indoor Gallery of Top Street Artists

An exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Gallery unites work by Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Faile, Skewville, and more Read More

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What I Like About You: Artists to Follow on Instagram

How Laurie Simmons, Ryan McGinness, Kenny Scharf, and others are using the photo-sharing network to disseminate their work—and their fixations Read More

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Everyone’s a critic–or a curator

The duchess, Pompeiians, activists, Oscars, Aaron Swartz, Shepard Fairey and more in links from around the Web Read More


The Artist as Philanthropist

At a time when government and corporate support is decreasing, artists’ foundations are becoming increasingly influential Read More