Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on June 30, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: artist sues Starbucks over “Mini Frappuccino” design, staff at Spanish tourist destination use audio guides to launder money, and the creator of the giant inflatable rubber duck sculptures disowns one of his ducklings.

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This past Sunday was both an auspicious and sobering time to visit the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition Zanele Muholi: Isibonelo/Evidence.

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The oldest public collection of radical history completed a digital archive of over 2,000 posters.

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Life in New York is shaped by relationship to property.

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by Jillian Steinhauer on June 30, 2015

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Celebrate Canada Day and American Independence Day with gentrification, tall ships, Puerto Rican activists, Sandra Bernhard, and more.

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There’s something about pristine, mountainous landscapes that has inspired some of the tackiest public monuments in recent decades.

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There’s something delightful about seeing famous artists in settings completely unrelated to their art.

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Culture in the 21st century is a minefield of trigger warnings, a nebulous type of cautionary note that is deployed as a way to warn people about the content they’re about to encounter.

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Post image for 47 Painters Exhibit Symptoms of the Philip Guston Effect

BOSTON — Before 1968, when Philip Guston more or less began working on a new body of work that would define his late career, it could be said of him, as it was of Lord Dartmouth by the poet William Cowper: this was a man “who wears a coronet and prays.”

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Post image for US Museums Criticized for Mishandling Nazi Art Restitution Cases

A new report on the restitution of Holocaust-era artworks condemns a number of US museums for failing to resolve claims straightforwardly and instead resorting to legal maneuvers to have them dismissed.

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