- A review of Quizoola!, a performance by the experimental theatre company Forced Entertainment, begins thusly: “It’s 4am and I’m struggling to stay awake while two people made up as clowns throw questions and answers each other’s way. ‘How do spark plugs and three-prong plugs work?’ I try to process this but it’s more than my battered brain can handle at this hour. The show began practically on the stroke of midnight and I’ve got 20 more hours to get through.” Here’s hoping they end up at Performa. [Frieze]
- Finally, a bidding war we can get behind. Leonardo DiCaprio hosted a free-for-all, celebrity-packed auction last night at Christie’s for his environmental charity, which pulled in nearly $31.7 million. Artists donating get a tax write-off [on materials], Leo gets his tiger painting, dicks are measured, and the planet sees another day. Everyone came out on top it seems, even Dan Duray, who emerged with some very juicy sound bytes. [Gallerist]
- Josh Baer’s heard that Christie’s has withdrawn a group of approximately 10 works from their upcoming Latin American sale under questions of authenticity. [Baer Faxt]
- Hyperallergic’s been killing it lately. A nice longread from Alexis Clements on self marketing as an artist and the NEA 4. [Hyperallergic]
- Angelina Jolie has had a double mastectomy. Her op-ed about the procedure runs in the Times today. [NYTimes]
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