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Susan Sollins

Susan Sollins, the co-founder of Independent Curators International (ICI) and founder and executive director of ART21 — the non-profit organization that produces the artist documentary series art21 — died on October 13 of unknown causes.

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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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Detroit's Grand River Creative Corridor

The city of Detroit launched a secret new graffiti crackdown in the most antagonizing manner imaginable last week: by issuing thousands of dollars in fines to owners of businesses who had commissioned or given permission to artists to create murals on their buildings.

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Another Vandal Hits Jeff Koons Retrospective

Last night, a graffiti writer identified by the New York Times as Christopher Johnson, 33, of Manhattan, vandalized a fourth floor wall of the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum of Art.

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Art Movements

by Tiernan Morgan on October 17, 2014

Statuary from the east pediment of the Parthenon on display at the British Museum

This week in art news: Amal Clooney advocates for the return of the Parthenon marbles to Greece, a Jasper Johns forger is sentenced to two and a half years in prison, and the city of Detroit settled with a major remaining creditor.

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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 Islamic State Stymies Turkish Biennial

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 Striking Mosaic Floor Found in Greek Tomb

Last month, archeologists uncovered two oversize marble caryatids and a colorful marble panel in a substantial tomb complex in Amphipolis, Greece. Now, after excavating behind the sealing wall that the caryatids were guarding, they’ve found a chamber with a large and largely intact mosaic floor.

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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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Post image for French Museums Will Loan 300 Works to Louvre Abu Dhabi, Including Paintings by Leonardo, Titian, and Picasso

The list of artworks that will be loaned by French museums to the Louvre Abu Dhabi has been released.

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