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Art Critics on the Move: ARTnews Gains More Gallerist Staff

by The AFC Staff on July 22, 2014
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Yes, it’s true.

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The Metropolitan Struggles to Keep Opera Alive

by Andrew Wagner on July 21, 2014
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Peter Gelb says keeping opera alive is a battle. Is the Metropolitan Opera winning it?

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The American Royalties Too Act: Are Artist Resale Royalties a Reality?

by Henry Kaye on July 17, 2014
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Artist royalties are, and have always been, notoriously under-legislated. This past Tuesday, however, we saw an important tipping point for legal change.

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Committing to the Difficult Option: Donors Give $26.8 Million to DIA

by Henry Kaye on July 16, 2014
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There’s been talk about two of Detroit’s options to pay off its retiree pensions, one difficult and one ugly.

This Wednesday, in a demonstration that there is still an ample supply of good in the world, donors have shown their commitment to the difficult option instead of resigning to the ugly one.

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3D-Modeling Data of Vagina Gets Japanese Artist Arrested

by Andrew Wagner on July 15, 2014
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Megumi Igarashi’s emailing of 3D models of her vagina, which could be used to make 3D prints, were deemed obscene by police.

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Sotheby’s Brings Live Online Auctions to EBay

by Andrew Wagner on July 14, 2014
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Sotheby’s and eBay team up for online auctions. We’re dubious.

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Marina Abramovic: Where Did She Go Wrong?

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on July 9, 2014
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Marina Abramovic has made an Adidas ad. It’s depressing.

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Help Chip In to Cover Save Cooper Union’s Legal Fees

by Whitney Kimball on July 8, 2014
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Crowdfund a lawsuit, for free education.

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Bear Cam Takes Over the Internet

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on July 7, 2014

Welcome back to the workweek with the most beautiful gift of all: bears! This week the Katami National Park in Alaska has started streaming videos of brown bears in their natural habitat. The first one’s live at Brooks Falls; so far, we’ve watched brown bears looking for salmon, brown bears catching salmon, and brown bears eating salmon. Adorable. There’s also this cam on the lower river but it’s basically a bunch of water right now. We expect more bear action to start anytime now.

bear caught fish 4GIF by Paddy Johnson; hat tip from The Awl

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Update: Utrecht Workers Call for Living Wage

by Whitney Kimball on July 7, 2014
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With union contract negotiations coming up, Utrecht workers call for public support.

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