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Here’s to the Goth of Your Youth

by Whitney Kimball on October 30, 2014

Fuck you, workplace. Joseph Keckler joins the chorus of artists throughout the ages who think you should all go shroud yourselves in vinyl and return to the Goth of your youth. Emerge from the cubicle like the black swan that you are inside.

[Thank-you Marina Galperina]

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More Progress on the Arts Workers’ Front

by Paddy Johnson on October 29, 2014

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We’re glad to see that The Art Handlers Alliance of New York exists. The organization works to secure health benefits, fair wages, job protection for the thousands of handlers working in the city. Tuesday November 4th they will finalize their Bill of Rights at Momenta, which they are encouraging institutions to follow. Additionally, they’re talking about instituting all kinds of services; a legal workshop on the new sick day law, formalizing a job-referral network and hosting quarterly openings showcasing the work of members in the alliance.

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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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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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Q&A: Why Do We Have Easel Paintings?

by Corinna Kirsch on July 30, 2014
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And now you will know the answer.

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School of Doodle: Where John Baldessari Teaches Teen Girls Art

by Whitney Kimball and Andrew Wagner on July 29, 2014
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Have you ever wished that John Baldessari could be your art teacher? Well, now that he’s retired from both CalArts and UCLA, that’s not going to happen. But if you’re a teenage girl, the new organization School of Doodle might be able to help out.

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The Met Is Very Popular, But Not as Popular as Disneyland

by Corinna Kirsch on July 28, 2014
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What the Met’s figures mean, compared to other tourist locales.

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Million-Dollar Mistakes: Get Your Fake Rembrandt on eBay

by Henry Kaye on July 28, 2014
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Any serious buyer would dismiss an old master being sold online as sketchy. But that doesn’t stop some people from trying to sell million-dollar mistakes online.

Take, for example, this Rembrandt being sold on eBay for $999,000.

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