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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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Buy a Jeff Koons “Balloon Dog” Knockoff for $500

by Corinna Kirsch on July 23, 2014
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Found on Alibaba, China’s biggest e-commerce site: a balloon dog knockoff, fabricated however you like.

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David Zwirner’s Annual Pop-Up Bookstore Opens This Week

by Henry Kaye on July 22, 2014
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We here at Art F City imagine our readers to get instant and profound satisfaction from glossy books filled with art, perhaps neatly stacked into organized piles.

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