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That Ryan McGinley Billboard Looks Like an Apple Ad

by Corinna Kirsch on April 2, 2013
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In his latest public art project, artist Ryan McGinley pays homage to what Chelsea’s all about: the Apple store.

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Richard Serra’s “Shift” Found to Lack Cultural Heritage Value

by Corinna Kirsch on November 28, 2012
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Like a rhino grazing in the bushy savanna, Richard Serra’s concrete sculpture “Shift” snakes through the grassy fields of Southern Ontario without much in the way of human attention. Now, any opportunity for viewing this piece in its undisturbed habitat could become a dream: the Ontario Conservation Review Board has refused to protect Serra’s work under the Ontario Heritage Act.

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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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