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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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Minneapolis

Minneapolis won’t be getting any new public art next year if the city’s mayor gets her way.

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Snoop Dogg painting

“My process when I get ready to paint? I definitely gotta have a blunt, because the blunt is inspiration to the creation,” so says Snoop Dogg during a new video paid for by a Swedish sock company that placed the rap legend in a studio equipped with your typical art-making paraphernalia.

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An all-Lego brick recreation of Picasso’s Guernica created by Legoland Discovery Center Westchester’s Master Model Builder Veronica Watson

Tomorrow would be Pablo Picasso’s 133rd birthday. Can you guess what we got him to mark this milestone? If you answered, “a replica of his gut-wrenching rendering of the bombing of a Spanish town made out of children’s building blocks,” you are correct!

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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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John Curtin College of the Arts

Two art students in their final year at the John Curtin College of the Arts in Perth, Western Australia, got an unexpected lesson in institutional politics after their paintings were censored in a student exhibition.

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François Hollande and Paul McCarthy's

France’s chief of state has pledged his support for the American artist Paul McCarthy, after the artist’s 80-foot-tall inflatable sculpture “Tree,” which bares an uncanny resemblance to a butt plug, proved intolerable to prudish Parisians.

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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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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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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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