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Post image for Study Suggests Creative People Are Kinda Psycho

If you can’t get enough of the myth of the mad genius, you’ll love the results of this new study: In the journal Personality and Individual Differences, researchers suggest that creative individuals share more personality traits with psychopaths than their less creative peers do.

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Post image for White Woman Sues Getty Foundation Over Multicultural Internship Program

Rejection sure is tough, especially when you’re a white applicant vying for a spot in a museum internship program that’s explicitly open only to minority groups.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on May 3, 2016

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On this week’s art crime blotter: an MFA student’s sculpture about campus gun laws violated campus gun laws, collector Aby Rosen forked over $7 million in unpaid taxes on art, and the painter of the Donald Trump micropenis portrait was attacked by one of the candidate’s supporters.

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Post image for Iranian Cartoonist Atena Farghadani Released from Prison

Today, Iranian cartoonist Atena Farghadani was released from jail after spending over a year in Tehran’s Evin Prison for her satirical drawing of Iran’s policymakers as animals.

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Post image for Cambodia Censors Screening of Film About Slain Environmental Activist

I Am Chut Wutty, a documentary by British filmmaker Fran Lambrick detailing Wutty’s work and tragic death, was set to be shown publicly at Phnom Penh’s Meta House on April 20 — until the authorities had their say.

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Post image for The Frick Scores a Trove of 450 Historical Medals

The Frick Collection is adding an impressive cache of metal portraits to its collections.

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Post image for Marisol, Innovative Pop Art Sculptor Written Out of History, Dies at 85

Marisol Escobar, whose penetrating and playful, large-scale wooden sculptures were their own unique blend of Pop and folk art, died on Saturday morning, April 30, at the age of 85, El Universal reported.

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Post image for Documents Hint at BP’s Undue Influence on UK Museums It Sponsors

A number of major museums in the UK, including the British Museum and National Portrait Gallery, may undergo investigation over claims that oil giant BP had sway over their operations.

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Art Movements

by Tiernan Morgan on April 29, 2016

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This week in art news: a fire gravely damaged New Delhi’s National Museum of Natural History, artist Pyotr Pavlensky invited sex workers to testify at his trial, and Anish Kapoor complained that the addition of Carsten Höller’s slide to his London tower was “foisted” upon him by London Mayor Boris Johnson.

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Post image for Artists in Guggenheim Show Urge Museum to Resume Talks on Migrant Rights in Abu Dhabi

In a statement issued today, a group of artists featured in a just-opened exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum expressed disappointment over the Guggenheim Foundation’s decision to break off negotiations with the Gulf Labor Coalition.

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