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From The Gagosian Inbox: Make a “Cruel and Offensive Offer”

by Paddy Johnson on March 27, 2012
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Gagosian Gallery, get ready to do some serious emergency PR work, because today’s New York Times headline does not look pretty. According to the New York Times’s Randy Kennedy, Jan Cowles, 93, is claiming gallery owner Larry Gagosian sold a 1964 Roy Lichtenstein painting entitled Girl in the Mirror without her consent. The papers, filed Monday, accuse Gagosian of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and unjust enrichment, and include a series of emails so depraved, their spectacle is certain to fuel much of the forthcoming press.

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Wednesday Links: It’s Opposite Day in Indianapolis

by Ben Macaulay on December 14, 2011

  • Gallery owner Larry Gagosian is excited about the spot paintings he’s bought from Damien Hirst: “You see them in advertisements, on clothes, on cars. They've become part of our visual vocabulary.”  Yes, Gagosian’s actually attributing the invention of polka dots to Hirst.  [New York Times]
  • An abandoned love hotel with evidence of squatting (in all senses of the word) makes for a striking visual essay.  Its narrator, however, seems to think that disuse is a “unique theme” for a hotel. [TokyoTimes]
  • Some of us urinate our names in the snow.  UK artist Helen Chadwick does not share this talent, but has enough plaster to show off her yellow snow as a ‘relief’ sculpture. [The Guardian]
  • “It’s Tony Bennett. Why am I naked?” asks Lady Gaga, sketched in charcoal by the singer at Annie Leibovitz’s request in what sounds like either some sort of celebrity Mad Libs or a better round of Truth or Dare than I’ve ever played. [Rolling Stone]
  • An angry museumgoer and her boyfriend got more than they bargained for at the New Museum.  Their personal Höller Experience, aside from the sensory deprivation tank, included ear infections, being ignored on Tumblr, and getting an entire article on Gothamist. [Gothamist]
  • Fred Wilson’s E Pluribus Unum project, which proposed a recreation of a black male figure from an Indianapolis monument without its original visual references to slavery, is cancelled due to community disapproval.  Among the naysayers was a vocal group against visual references to slavery, who apparently just weren’t listening. [ArtInfo]
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Arbitrary Arbitration in Art Review’s Power 100

by Reid Singer on October 13, 2011
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It’s very hard to comment on a list ranking anything — beer, Star Wars movies, or art world figures — without negotiating some serious sass fallout. When reading comments to the 2011 Power 100, published today by Art Review, I thought of tuning my ear by spending a few minutes listening to the trash talk that follows a competition on Drag Race. What would people have to say if Dasha Zhukova gave RuPaul a “bad girl” makeover? Or if Takashi Murakami could talk about how funky his chicken is? And who wouldn’t want to see Damien Hirst lip-sync to the Stacy Q song “Two of Hearts?”

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Massive Links! Art Theft on the Rise | Dasha Zhukova’s Magazine Garage Launches | Glass, Sass and You Know…

by Reid Singer on August 26, 2011
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Dasha Zhukhova and her friends in the popular clique have started a magazine. Egypt has a new antiquities chief. The crime wave is up in the art world. Seattle won’t stop talking about how much it loves Dale Chihuly, and it’s getting weird.

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Art Review Power Issue Prompts Outrage From L.A. Critic

by Art Fag City on October 15, 2010
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Slow news week over at LA Culture Monster? It sure seems like because there’s not much other explanation for Christopher Knight’s moral outrage over the artist rankings on Art Review’s Power List. The horror — only three made the magazine’s top 25 — none the top ten.

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