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The Met Is Very Popular, But Not as Popular as Disneyland

by Corinna Kirsch on July 28, 2014
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What the Met’s figures mean, compared to other tourist locales.

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Thanks, Wikipedia: Happy Birthday to Marcel Duchamp!

by Andrew Wagner on July 28, 2014
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Happy birthday, Marcel Duchamp! In honor of the famed Dadaist, who would have turned 127 today, our second installment of “Thanks, Wikipedia” is a selection of rarely discussed facts on the artist, all found in Wikipedia.

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Tuesday Links: The Rent Is Still Too Damn High

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on July 23, 2013

ANIMALNY's Halloween-themed Jimmy McMillan paper dolls

  • The Picasso thief’s mom Olga Dogaru is now claiming that she did not bake seven paintings by Picasso, Monet, and Matisse in the oven in a panic. [The New York Times]
  • Glafira Rosales, the dealer from Long Island who sold all those alleged fakes to Knoedler & Company pleaded not guilty to seven counts of wire fraud, money laundering, filing false tax returns and failing to report foreign bank accounts. [The New York Times]
  • Richard Prince speaks in code. Yesterday over Twitter, the artist identified a new type of photography he calls photomil. Apparently that’s also the domain name, which is owned by some dude in Germany. [Twitter]
  • Nation’s Gentrified Neighborhoods Threatened By Aristocratization. [The Onion]
  • BAM’s Visual Art Curator Dave Harper will leave for Paddle8 where he will become the director of special projects and client development. [AFC Inbox]
  • French magnate François Pinault’s art collection goes on view to the public for the first time, in the Paris prison where Marie Antoinette was held. He has one of the largest contemporary art collections in the world. [Global Times]
  • Vladimir Putin has just signed a law allowing Russia to arrest foreigners and tourists whom they suspect are gay or gay sympathizers, and detain them up to two weeks. [The New York Times] Buzzfeed has a very scary listicle. [Buzzfeed] Klaus Biesenbach suggests boycotting the 2014 Winter Olympics. [twitter]
  • Jimmy McMillan, aka “Rent Is Too Damn High” party leader, has hit the campaign trail for NYC mayor- and he needs signatures! As of this writing, he’s still a few thousand short of the 7,500 quota. [Village Voice] You can sign by downloading the petition on his website, and then email that to Jimmy. [Jimmy McMillan]
  • Some complicated invisible narratives for a bunch of monochromes. Greg Allen investigates. []
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Tuesday Links: Artists, Monsters, and Ponies

by Corinna Kirsch on March 13, 2012

  • When artists are dead, they can’t complain. Thankfully, there’s Tyler Green. Green decries The Barnes Foundation’s decision to move Henri Matisse's The Dance (1932-33) mural to the foundation’s new site in Philadelphia. Matisse wrote that he wanted his mural to be a site-specific work. Too bad he didn’t put it in a contract. [Modern Art Notes]
  • Scary scrotum monsters and testicles that turn into blankets are some of the frightful images that show up in 19th century Japanese prints. [io9]
  • Christian Marclay started making The Clock because he was poor: “All I needed was this table and a computer [and two assistants].” [The New Yorker]
  • Horses dressed like Harry Potter are cuter than undressed horses. [BuzzFeed]
  • Gawker started an internet manhunt for the human behind Horse_ebooks. [Gawker]
  • A dealer traps Roberta Smith into a game of “guess the artist.” She loses, but has fun anyway. [The New York Times Arts Beat]
  • Adjunct and part-time faculty are given full voting rights on Boston University’s Faculty Council. [Inside Higher Ed]
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