In Brief

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New York City, for all its wealthy patrons, charitable foundations, and municipal support systems, is a treacherous place for arts non-profits.

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Post image for New Banksys Highlight Plight of Palestinians in Gaza

The elusive street artist Banksy has released a two-minute video featuring his new art works in Gaza which highlight the plight of the area’s 1.8 million Palestinian residents.

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Post image for Cartooning Against the Communists for the CIA

It’s always strange to hear about artists in the pay of governments — the union seems so mismatched. In a recent interview with the Washington City Paper, cartoonist Chip Beck discussed using his pen to further the CIA’s mission abroad.

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Post image for Smashed Conceptual Art Water Fountain Will Flow Again

Michael Asher’s understated drinking fountain sculpture on the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) campus was recently destroyed by a masked vandal, but officials at the school plan to rebuild it.

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Post image for Rare Pearl Fished Out of Seafood Stew Heads to Auction

A jelly bean–size pearl that could have broken a Massachusetts cop’s teeth when it turned up in his seafood stew could break records when it heads to auction next month.

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Post image for Egypt Customs Officials Seize Street Art Books for “Instigating Revolt”

Egyptian customs officials in Alexandria have reportedly seized a shipment of 400 copies of the art book Walls of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution, over fears that it might incite rebellion.

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Post image for Envisioning Eco-Friendly Architecture in Paris

Paris City Hall commissioned Vincent Callebaut Architectures to design a series of environmentally beneficial buildings.

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Post image for When Arty Music Videos Rip Off Artists

Another day, another artist’s work is put to commercial use without permission.

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Post image for French Museums Spar Over Goya Paintings

A small museum in southwestern France has just gained a Goya thanks to a new authentication that’s left a different French museum with a mere copy.

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Post image for Woodcut Kitty Porn of the Edo and Meiji Periods

A new exhibition coming to the Japan Society this spring brings a different perspective to bear on our feline friends.

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