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We’re at Cooper Union today to liveblog the ‘The Artist as Debtor: A Conference about the Work of Artists in the Age of Speculative Capitalism’ event.

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Post image for Luc Tuymans Case Illustrates the Failure of Europe’s Copyright Laws

LONDON — Belgian artist Luc Tuymans, known for his paintings that rework existing photographic source material, has been found guilty of plagiarism in a European court for using a copyrighted photograph as the inspiration for an artwork.

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For its fourth year, now rechristened from the Metro Show to Metro Curates, the annual, moderately-sized art fair opened Wednesday with an eclectic mix of folk and vernacular art, contemporary fare, indigenous artifacts, textiles, and a wealth of Americana.

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Accounting for Artists’ Debt

by Hrag Vartanian on January 22, 2015

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On Friday, January 23, some of the most progressive thinkers on the topic of the financial realities facing artists will be convening in the Great Hall of Manhattan’s Cooper Union university to explore a topic largely ignored in the art world, the artist as debtor.

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Post image for Someone Broke King Tut’s Mask and Glued It Back Together, Badly

What would you do if you accidentally broke one of the world’s most valuable relics?

Glue it back together? Quickly? Before anyone noticed?

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Art in the Grip of Riot Grrrl

by Thea Quiray Tagle on January 22, 2015

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SAN FRANCISCO — What would a “Revolution Grrrl Style Now!” look like now, some 20 years after the punk Riot Grrrl movement blasted onto the cultural landscape?

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Today is the day! Hyperallergic has launched the first edition of our Art Library series with five titles by some of the innovators of art writing.

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