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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on September 14, 2014

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This week, Scotland’s Old Masters crisis, Anselm Kiefer’s 200-acre studio, Virginia Woolf and portraiture, Apple Watch buzz, ISIS think pieces, 10 important books in people’s lives, and more.

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Weekend Words: Park

by Weekend Editors on September 14, 2014

Karl Blechen,

It used to be that no one would venture below Houston Street without a police escort. Now the long-gone, hardscrabble artists’ neighborhood has graduated from million-dollar lofts to million-dollar parking spots.

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Chef Tatsuru Rai mixes buckwheat and water to make dough for soba

It was my last day in Copenhagen and I had already been to the zoo and was rushing to a tasting of mummified roe deer, fried bee larvae and moth cheese.

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Here’s a URL that launched this morning: artbasel.com/crowdfunding. Yes, indeed, friends! Art Basel, the art fair behemoth that rakes in millions of dollars annually, is now investing in crowdfunding. Happy day?

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Having two entities using the same word to identify similar services is likely a problem. Case in point, Booklyn.

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Warhol’s Little Red Face Book

by Alicia Eler on September 12, 2014

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LOS ANGELES — The name Andy Warhol is synonymous with Pop art, a movement often written off as apolitical and shallow in its engagement with American culture. Reflections of this assumption are all contained in Little Red Book #296, an album of 18 images that was recently gifted to Tulsa’s Philbrook Museum of Art.

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Did you know that, if you have enough money in New York City, you can buy a public street? OK, not buy, but lease one, for a really long time. That’s what Kaufman Astoria Studios did in Queens, and someone is not happy about it.

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The British Museum is a flagship cultural institution with 2013 expenditures of £115.4 million (~$186.2 million). It is also, according to a current online listing, seeking free help from experienced coders in the guise, naturally, of an internship or “student placement” with its “Digital Team.”

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What happens when you combine Ray Rice, football, a meme, and Jenny Holzer?

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on September 7, 2014

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This week, a Rothko sells for ~$150 million, NASA’s moon photos, identity of Jack the Ripper uncovered, violence of architecture, art institutions and imperialism, screenshots as POV, and more.

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