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Post image for Iconic Downtown Art Supply Store Imperiled by Sale

The building at 304–306 Canal Street, known for housing the Pearl Paint emporium, has been listed for sale and lease and may close, Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York reported yesterday.

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Post image for Guggenheim in Brouhaha Over Bellicose Bilbao Banner [UPDATED]

A building owner in Bilbao, Spain, will remove a large artwork made by artists Mike Bouchet and Paul McCarthy from public display after pressure from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. The digital print on vinyl banner features inverted images of the Bilbao institution embellished by the artists to look like warships.

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Post image for After Negotiations, Frieze New York Agrees to Union Labor

After two years of protests regarding its use of non-union labor, Frieze New York announced today that it will be employing union workers for the 2014 iteration of the art fair on Randall’s Island.

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Post image for Detroit Creditor Offers Bid for Museum Art

After a pension committee last week demanded a more thorough review of the value of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) collection, one of the city’s largest creditors has now lined up four investor groups willing to pay up to $2 billion for part of that collection.

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Post image for Director of Russian Pavilion at Venice Architecture Bienniale Ousted over Politics

The commissioner of the Russian pavilion at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, Grigory Revzin, has been fired due to his political views on the Crimean situation, The Art Newspaper reported.

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Post image for Major Arts Funding Organization Leaves LA for Chicago

CHICAGO — United States Artists (USA), the arts funding organization founded in 2005, made two announcements on April 2: the appointment of a new CEO, and the impending relocation of the headquarters from Los Angeles to Chicago.

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Post image for Pastor Convicted for Selling Fake Damien Hirsts

Kevin Sutherland, the Florida pastor on trial for attempting to sell counterfeit Damien Hirst works, has been convicted in New York State Supreme Court. Jurors found Sutherland guilty of attempted grand larceny in the second degree.

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Post image for New Brazilian TV Series Looks at Country’s Contemporary Artists

Last year, the Brazilian government ruffled a few feathers when it decided that television didn’t count as culture, but a new miniseries by set designer, director, and writer Alberto Renault throws a bit of a monkey wrench into the government’s claim.

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Post image for Brazilian Illustrator Becomes First Latin American to Win Hans Christian Andersen Award

Little in childhood is more magical than reading a beautifully illustrated book.

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Post image for National Exhibition Will Fill US Billboards with Art

Five American art museums and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America will mount a nationwide public art exhibition this summer. Art Everywhere will bring reproductions of some 50 artworks from the museums’ collections — chosen how else but through an online public vote — to billboards, subway platforms, train stations, and more.

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