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Sotheby’s Private Sales Drop by Nearly Half

by Andrew Wagner on August 12, 2014
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In the latest sign of trouble at Sotheby’s, artnet News reported that the company’s second-quarter report displayed a significant drop in private sales. (As opposed to public auctions, in a private sale, Sotheby’s is consigned a work of art and then privately approaches individuals about buying the work.) For the first half of 2014, Sotheby’s made $294 million in private sales, as compared with $561 million over the same period in 2013. That’s a 48 percentage point drop.

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Electric Objects and New York Public Library Announce “Net Artist in Residence”

by Andrew Wagner on August 7, 2014
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Can we expect a future where digital art hangs on the walls of everyone’s homes? Electric Objects, the startup that’s creating a home-computer display system for Internet-based art, called EO1 has been wildly successful. So far they raised a whopping $787,612 on Kickstarter for these digital art screens—their original goal was $25,000. And now, adding to the start up’s momentum, they’re launching a “Net Artist in Residence” program with the New York Public Library (NYPL).

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New Study Finds Grim Numbers on Hollywood’s Diversity

by Andrew Wagner on August 5, 2014
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If “Best Man Holiday” gave you the impression that mainstream culture is finally diversifying, hold your applause. A new study from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism took a look at the number of underrepresented minorities in films, and its findings are grim.

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North Korea’s Utopia: Brancusi Meets “The Jetsons”?

by Andrew Wagner on July 30, 2014
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It’s rare that we get a look inside North Korean culture–the country largely blocks access to outsiders, while a restrictive U.S. embargo makes it difficult for museums to purchase North Korean art, even from third-parties. A current exhibition at the Venice Architectural Biennale, though, gives us some more insight into the culture of the notoriously isolated country.

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Max Capacity

by Andrew Wagner on July 29, 2014

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This gif by Max Capacity is an endless parade of cyborgs-on-unicycles. The result is oddly hypnotic. Obscured by VHS glitch lines, watching this feels a bit like getting a vision of the future as filtered through your TV set.

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Thanks, Wikipedia: Happy Birthday to Marcel Duchamp!

by Andrew Wagner on July 28, 2014
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Happy birthday, Marcel Duchamp! In honor of the famed Dadaist, who would have turned 127 today, our second installment of “Thanks, Wikipedia” is a selection of rarely discussed facts on the artist, all found in Wikipedia.

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