- There is a diamond hashtag ring. You can get one at Bloomingdale’s. [Techcrunch]
- Brian Boucher joins Artnet, the world’s only 24-hour art news website. Brace yourselves for more up-to-the-minute breaking art news. [artnet News]
- A new concert opera by Mohican Brent Michael Davids tells the story of the sale of Manhattan to the Dutch, as seen from a Native American perspective. [The New York Times]
- Philadelphia’s Vox Populi Gallery is now accepting applications for guest shows, for artists living outside of New York. [Vox Populi]
- A Canadian woman gave birth in Hawaii, while on vacation, and was slapped with a one million dollar bill. Her insurance cited “pre-existing conditions”. The insurance business sure is ugly, but so too is hospital billing practice. What the Canadian news isn’t covering is that hospitals routinely overcharge, leaving patients to fight the bills. [CTV News]
- There are galleries in airports now? Kenny Schachter’s diary chronicling the New York auctions is like the Baer Faxt in a personal, long form essay. Juicy and written entirely for insiders. We like it. [Artnews]
- Jerry Saltz complains that people are trying to police art and his opinions in a new piece dubbed, “When Did the Art World Get So Conservative?”. This isn’t so much an investigation of the art world as a whole, though, as a collection of examples where people took issue with his opinions. [Vulture]
Are you an artist or arts collective who has more in common with Pablo Helguera and Mel Chin than Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst? Well, then scroll over to A Blade of Grass and apply for the organization’s annual $20,000 Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art (artists Pablo Helguera and Mel Chin were two of last year’s recipients).
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If you think the world look better in Atari, then spend some time on Contac. It’s like this century never happened. That site’s where I found this Matissean gem from Mario Paint ’92.
Garis & Hahn and Ikon Arts Foundation are pleased to present Notes on Undoing, a group exhibition of established and emerging Croatian artists curated by Branka Benčić. Featuring photography, film, drawing, painting and mixed-media work by Igor Eškinja, Vlatka Horvat, Igor Grubić, Tina Gverović, Zlatko Kopljar, Dino Zrnec, Marko Tadić, Damir Očko, Hrvoje Slovenc, Viktor Popović, and Ljiljana Mihaljević.
Because there are so many busy GIFs on the site right now, I thought I’d help you out with a smaller, less demanding one, Andrew Rosinski’s “Talker.”