Mostafa Heddaya

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An upcoming sale at Christie’s London titled “Buy or Bid” will allow patrons to purchase lots at a fixed price, the auction house announced in a release.

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LOS ANGELES — In the great hall of the central building at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) last Thursday, hundreds of students gathered to work through the aftermath of an alleged rape.

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Elements both foreign and domestic are soon to descend on the Bushwick section of Brooklyn under the aegis of Exchange Rates, an art exposition featuring artists and galleries imported from a dozen locations — Tacoma to Johannesburg, Glasgow to Beijing — orchestrated by London-based Sluice with local partners Centotto and Theodore:Art.

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The US Army has received a $600,000 budget allocation for the purchase of works by Samuel Johnson Woolf, Defense News reported.

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Sistine Chapel

For the first time in its 600-year history, the Sistine Chapel has been rented out for a private event organized by Porsche, The Telegraph reported.

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A Surrealism of hokey séances and dripping clocks has long superseded the movement’s political and conceptual radicality in the contemporary imagination.

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In Brief

24-Hour Strike Affects UK Museums

by Mostafa Heddaya on October 16, 2014

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An all-day strike yesterday saw operations at a number of UK museums stopped or decreased as nearly 250,000 members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union walked off the job over caps on pay and pensions, the Guardian reported.

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Post image for Some Tips for Artists from Chinese President Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping, president of China and general secretary of its Communist Party, has, like his predecessors going back to Mao Zedong, some opinions about how “art workers” should go about their labor.

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A Turkish biennial close to the Syrian border has been postponed due to the Islamic State’s ongoing assault on the nearby town of Kobani, The Art Newspaper (TAN) reported.

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Post image for Bloomberg Foundation Will Award Cities Up to $1M Each for Public Art

Bloomberg Philanthropies, the foundation established by former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced yesterday an initiative that will see at least three cities receive up to one million dollars for public art programs.

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