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A Recap of the Artist Boycott of “Living as Form” in Israel

by Whitney Kimball on June 16, 2014
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Last week, 100 artists called for participants to withdraw from Creative Time’s traveling exhibition, “Living as Form”. It is currently showing at The Technion, a space in Israel that is known to work closely with the Israeli government on military technology.

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Ann Freedman Bought Her Own Fake Jackson “Pollok”

by Henry Kaye on June 12, 2014
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On Thursday, in an entertaining twist, newly released documents in an ongoing civil case showed that a $280,000 Pollock purchased from the same source as the other counterfeit by Ann Freedman herself was a fraud. What’s the proof? The painting was signed “Jackson Pollok.” Thats P-o-l-l-o-k.

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The Google Street Art Project: Getting Graffiti to Circulate

by Henry Kaye on June 11, 2014
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As we saw last November with the whitewashing of 5 Pointz, graffiti is transient. Through detailed documentation, Google launched an initiative to give this work a more stable place in history.

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Kasper König Cites “Impasse” at Manifesta

by Paddy Johnson on June 9, 2014
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Manifesta is suffering from organizational issues, its Chief Curator Kasper König admitted last week in an interview with German news broadcaster Deutsche Welle. These problems, if not resolved, may have grave consequences for the event, which is slated to open at the end of June. König reports that the Russian staff have not been paid for seven weeks.

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BURNAWAY and Pelican Bomb Critic-in-Residence Program Seeks Critics

by Paddy Johnson and Matthew Leifheit on June 6, 2014
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Apply for the BURNAWAY-Pelican Bomb critic-in-residence program.

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Chicago Art Handlers and Teamsters Fight Over Results of Unionization Vote

by Henry Kaye on June 3, 2014
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The results of the art handlers’ vote remain on hold.

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Real Estate Mogul Accused of Failing to Pay for 11 Million in Art

by Paddy Johnson and Matthew Leifheit on May 30, 2014
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Real estate mogul Luke Brugnara can’t stay out of headlines. In 2010 he was sentenced in federal court to 15 months in prison for poaching steelhead trout in a creek on his farm, and an additional 15 months for failing to pay $300,000 in taxes. Now, he’s accused of art-based mail fraud; federal prosecutors have accused him of accepting a delivery of art and then refusing to pay for the pieces or return them. In total, prosecutors allege he owes 10,785,000 million dollars to an unnamed art dealer from New York for 16 paintings by Willem de Kooning, an Edgar Degas sculpture, and three works by George Luks, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso, according to the FBI.

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