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The Plan That Could Fend Off Real Estate: Frances Goldin and the Cooper Square Committee

by Whitney Kimball on May 13, 2014
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After fifty years of fighting, the Cooper Square Committee has finally enabled people to buy their New York apartments for as little as $250 per unit. I speak with the Committee’s last surviving co-founder Frances Goldin, about community land trusts, the East Village, and not quitting.

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A Brief Look at the North Korean Art Market With Jane Portal of the Boston MFA

by Corinna Kirsch on May 2, 2014
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On collecting and purchasing North Korean art.

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Carlos A. Rivera on the Rise of ArtRank (Formerly Known as Sell You Later)

by Corinna Kirsch on March 21, 2014
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I chatted with Carlos A. Rivera about his involvement in the art world, Sell You Later’s short history, and what’s in store for ArtRank.

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David Zwirner: Minimalism is Undervalued

by Paddy Johnson on March 3, 2014
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David Zwirner is a very good salesman.

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Field Report from Arizona: GWC, Investigators at High Desert Test Sites

by Corinna Kirsch on October 24, 2013
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Over the past week, three artists have been camping out in Arizona in search of paranormal activity. I set up a time to chat with them over email—there’s no cell phone reception at their campsite—to get a report about what they’re doing out in the middle of nowhere.

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Jimmy Van Bramer on Why You Should Invite City Council to Your Openings

by Whitney Kimball on October 17, 2013
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As the chair of the Cultural Affairs Committee, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is basically the City Council’s spokesperson for culture, and has a pretty clear idea of what needs to happen to make New York livable for artists again. Here’s why he thinks the city should have a plan for artists, why artists need to count themselves, and why you should invite him to your openings.

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Ten Years of the Listings Project: An Interview With Stephanie Diamond

by Paddy Johnson on September 16, 2013
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Stephanie Diamond’s Listings Project is having a very special 10 year anniversary. Today, she launches the Listings Project website, a weekly listserv of art-related job and real estate classifieds. (AFC staffers can thank Listings Project on both fronts, on more than one occasion). A few months ago, I sat down with her to talk about the website and the wildly successful project, which is both an art community and Diamond’s longest-running art project.

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