- The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation announced its plans for expansion. Their plan: become a larger granting organization than The Warhol Foundation. Bigger than Warhol! How does the Rauschenberg Foundation plan on raising the money for its endowment? By selling off artworks in the foundation’s collection, along with Rauschenberg’s New York real estate. These plans have made Rauschenberg Foundation Executive Director Christy MacLear a bit full of herself: she said that private art funding is on course to become “larger in aggregate than the NEA's contribution.” Bigger than the NEA! Didn’t Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler say the same thing just a few weeks ago? [The Art Newspaper]
- Now there’s an app for sexting. Pair lets you and that special someone send photos, texts, and doodles to each other with complete privacy on a closed network. [Business Insider]
- Before Glenn Lowry was the Director of MoMA, he was a professional skier. [The Daily Pennsylvanian]
- Photographer Hank O’Neal, aka XCIA, has been documenting street art for over forty years. His newest publication, XCIA’s Street Art Project: The First Four Decades contains a thorough trove of images from around New York, and an index of who’s who. Tonight, from 6 – 8 PM, Howard Greenberg Gallery is hosting a book signing for XCIA, in conjunction with an exhibition of his work.
- Another reason to hate on Sotheby’s: the auction house’s CEO William Ruprecht earned $7 Million last year, up 18% from the year prior. [Gallerist via Bloomberg]
- Attention all you secret poets: BOMB Magazine is now accepting online submissions for its annual poetry competition. We’re looking at you, Brian Droitcour, to send in this year’s winning dithyrambs! [BOMB Magazine]
- Ha. Larry Gagosian has turned into “The Girl with the Speech Bubble.” [Paddy Johnson via Julia Kim Smith]
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