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Interest on the Rise for Paddles ON! Digital Auction

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on June 26, 2014
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Looks like Paddles ON! London, is on its way to replicating the strides made during last year’s much-discussed net-art auction, the first at a major auction house. Last fall, the auction held in New York at Phillips totalled $90,600 on the sale of 16 pieces out of 20 lots. People widely lauded the auction as a success—a GIF sold for $1,300 and the excitement from the live auction crowd was palpable—but financially, the case for Paddles ON! achievements aren’t clear cut. Nine of the works sold for less than their estimated bids, and four of those were bought in by the auction house.

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The Force Field Project: Jo-Mar Warehouse Gets Shut Down

by Paddy Johnson and Henry Kaye on June 24, 2014
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The Jo-Mar warehouse was issued a stop-work order for violating building, electrical, plumbing, and zoning codes. As a result of these issues, Shift Capital did not have a certificate of occupancy, which made any occupancy illegal.

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Björk’s Getting a Retrospective at MoMA

by Whitney Kimball on June 20, 2014
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This story has Klaus Biesenbach written all over it.

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Delaware Art Museum Blacklisted by the American Alliance of Museums

by Corinna Kirsch on June 19, 2014
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Here’s how to make the American Alliance of Museums angry: Sell artwork from your museum to cover your debts. After William Holman Hunt’s “Isabella and the Pot of Basil” sold for $4.25 million at Christie’s in London, the AAM publicly revoked the museum’s membership and advised all other AAM members against working with them. In other words, they’ve been blacklisted.

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Jaimie Warren Made a TV Show!

by Whitney Kimball on June 18, 2014
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Today Jaimie Warren has launched her new show, B.A.L.F. It’s like “Alf”, but funnier.

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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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