Post image for B&H Photo’s Warehouse Workers in Manhattan Join Campaign to End Discriminatory Practices

Discriminatory labor practices, safety risks, verbal abuse, and personal humiliation — these allegations are among the many that workers at B&H Photo Video’s Midtown Manhattan store are making against the nation’s largest non-chain photo and video retailer.

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Post image for Artists from the Middle East and North Africa Come Together for the Live Ideas Festival at New York Live Arts

Presenting over 45 events, including over a dozen US premieres, MENA/Future is one of the largest and most comprehensive festivals devoted to exploring ongoing cultural transformations in the region.

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Post image for Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair Returns February 11–14

Printed Matter presents the fourth annual LA Art Book Fair (LAABF), from February 11–14, 2016, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.

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Post image for Are You Sitting Down? Meet Archelis, the Wearable Chair of the Future

Archelis, a futuristic new “wearable chair” by Japan’s Hiroaki Nishimura Design, provides workers with a healthy middle ground between deadly all-day sitting and tiring all-day standing.

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Museums

The Museum of Neon Art Switches Back on in LA

by Abe Ahn on February 3, 2016

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GLENDALE, Calif. — The warm, electric glow and mid-century charm of neon signs are enduring features of Los Angeles’s historical buildings, but some of the city’s most beloved examples have not been seen since the Museum of Neon Art (MONA) closed its downtown LA location in 2011.

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Post image for Fledgling Galleries Flock to London for a Month of Collaborative Shows

LONDON — For four weeks, eight of London’s youngest galleries are hosting 15 like-minded spaces from around the world as part of CONDO, a collaborative project that’s been proven to be very successful with the public.

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Post image for Ai Weiwei’s Photo Reenacting a Child Refugee’s Death Should Not Exist

I see this image and I wonder.

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Post image for Saudi Arabia Downgrades Poet’s Death Sentence to 8 Years in Jail and 800 Lashes

A court in Saudi Arabia has overturned the death sentence given to Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh last November on charges of publicly renouncing Islam, but the new terms of his punishment are also extremely savage.

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Post image for “Looks Like an Old Turd”: Outraged Netizens React to Reported $1.8 Million Sale of Potato Photograph

You may have heard the news that a German businessman has reportedly purchased a photograph of a dirty potato for $1.8 million.

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News

Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on February 2, 2016

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On this week’s art crime blotter: a disgraced antiquities dealer’s stash of loot was discovered, a fake Picasso was seized by Turkish police, and a stolen portrait of R2-D2 was returned.

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