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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Rafaël Rozendaal and Thanksgiving Horror

by Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball on November 25, 2013
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Happy Thanksgiving, readers! Art events will be on the lighter side this week, but we’ve still got plenty of good holiday offerings: among them, a big Lower East Side group show (with substance), the net art event of the year at Postmasters, and a Thanksgiving slasher film in Brooklyn.

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MOCA Claims It Will Triple Its Endowment

by Corinna Kirsch on March 27, 2013
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But where will this money come from? And when? And from whom?

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The Netflix of Art: A Bad Deal for Artists

by Corinna Kirsch on July 12, 2012
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Is TurningArt the newest force to be reckoned with in the online edition business? They seem to think so, and so do the tech content blogs that make a buck off of rewriting press releases. From CNN Money to TechCrunch, everyone’s calling their online art rental and sales program the Netflix of art. We’re not really sure how they plan on convincing America to open up their wallets, given that there’s not much consumer crossover between the poster and original art markets, but whatever. It’s not our money they’re losing. And they do have investors!

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The Freshest Internets: Deutsche Bank and the Guggenheim Split, but Jay-Z still loves Gagosian

by Corinna Kirsch on February 7, 2012

  • Jay-Z played Carnegie Hall last night and while on stage, he gave a three-artist salute to his art dealer, Larry Gagosian. Aw, luv! [Twitter]
  • GIFs have started to trend in style photography; even fashion lines like Agent Provacateur are using GIFs on their websites. [Vice Style]
  • Deutsche Bank almost entirely funds Deutsche Guggenheim, the museum’s Berlin outpost, but now Deutsche Bank is ending its partnership. What will happen to the museum? Well, Deutsche Bank wants to turn the museum into “a place for political and corporate conferences.” [Art Observed]
  • Art isn’t like laundry detergent, but it is like a cell phone. Star Wars Modern writes a smart essay about the spectrum of commodification in art and how art is “a black swan out at the far edge of the consumer economy’s left field.”  [Star Wars Modern]
  • Hooray! Hennessy Youngman uploaded a new video. His last one memed pretty well; he coined a nickname for Hirst – sharkface – that caused a little internet sensation. This vid’s theme? Performance. [You Tube]
  • These “pawcasso kittens” are skilled at fundraising, proving you don’t need a MA in Arts Administration to make money for a non-profit. [Daily Mail]
  • The NEH is doing something right: they granted Wesleyan University money for a curator! [The Wesleyan Argus]
  • In yet another step toward total art world domination, Ai Weiwei will design another building for the Olympics. [ArchDaily]
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Brooklyn Museum Going (even farther) Down the Shitter

by Paddy Johnson on June 23, 2011

Brooklyn Museum Going (even farther) Down the Shitter – Hitting a new low, the museum announces that it is canceling its planned iteration of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art's controversial and popular "Art in the Streets" show because it can't afford to host it.  :(

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Jerry Saltz Explains Why Andy Warhol Makes Rich Guys Go Gaga — New York Magazine

by Paddy Johnson on May 23, 2011

Jerry Saltz Explains Why Andy Warhol Makes Rich Guys Go Gaga — New York Magazine – This is a lot of talk about motivations I doubt are much deeper than a love of money. 

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Contemporary art sales: The wizards of the Warhol market | The Economist

by Paddy Johnson on May 23, 2011

Contemporary art sales: The wizards of the Warhol market | The Economist – The auction room is a powerful marketing platform. 

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