Mostafa Heddaya

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A multidisciplinary group at Carnegie Mellon University has recovered three new digital images produced by Andy Warhol in 1985. The files were found on “Amiga floppy disks stored in the archives collection of The Andy Warhol Museum,” according to a news release.

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Typewriter Art, Online

by Mostafa Heddaya on April 24, 2014

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The archival project has posted the entirety of Alan Riddell’s Typewriter Art (1975), an out-of-print volume collecting typographical artwork made between the 1890s and the 1970s.

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Philip Johnson’s grandiose pavilion for the 1964 World’s Fair wasn’t the only skeleton exhumed from his past today. The first public viewing of the pavilion in 27 years was followed by the release online of the renowned architect’s FBI file by the Paleofuture blog.

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Pearl Paint, the downtown art-supplies staple on Canal Street, has shut down, Gothamist reported. We previously noted the structure’s listing on April 10, though at that time closure seemed uncertain, with the real estate listing offering that the “the space can be delivered vacant.”

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A Florida pastor’s recent conviction for selling forged Damien Hirst spin paintings provided an absurdist twist to the tired art-scam narrative. Witness: a clergyman debunked by Science Ltd. (the name of Hirst’s studio).

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No Mag Is an Island

by Mostafa Heddaya on April 17, 2014

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In the latest issue of Cluster Mag, a “magazine of international popular culture,” writer Jesse Myerson places the asset-stripping drama surrounding Detroit’s bankruptcy against a broader historical context, one that dates to the 13th-century failure of Constantinople.

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Post image for Folk Art Museum Architects Denounce Demolition, MoMA PS1 Proposed as Possible Site for Facade

With scaffolding now shrouding its embattled façade, the architects behind the ill-fated American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) have broken their silence over the demolition of the acclaimed building, denouncing the “senseless and unnecessary act of destruction” in a brief statement posted online yesterday and a longer interview in the New York Times today.

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The Brecht Forum, a 39-year-old space for Marxist educational programming and related cultural initiatives in New York, is closing, according to an announcement posted on the organization’s website and confirmed to Hyperallergic.

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In commemoration of National Library Week, Oxford University Press is making freely available its subscription-only online product catalogue.

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Radical Archive Fever

by Mostafa Heddaya on April 12, 2014

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Radical Archives is a two-day conference organized by the artists Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani running today and tomorrow at New York University (NYU). Collaborators since 2004 on the project “Index of the Disappeared,” Ganesh and Ghani organized Radical Archives as part of their 2013–14 residency at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.

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