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Post image for Waiting to Pee in “America,” the Gold Toilet at the Guggenheim

While waiting in line to pee in “America,” a toilet cast in 18-karat gold and installed in a Guggenheim Museum bathroom, I ran into my friend Fritz Mead, who lives in a shack he built himself out of scrap wood in a backyard next to a skate bowl he also built himself.

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Post image for Rebooting a Landmark Series of Art and Technology Collaborations

The first large-scale art and technology collaborations that occurred in the United States are not as legendary as, for example, the 9th Street Show that launched the New York School of Abstract Expressionism, but they should be.

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Post image for Why Eileen Myles Spent a Week Living on the Streets of New York

“To spend this time was to enter a fear and let it come over me. I liked begging. But of course it wasn’t my life.”

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Post image for Sculptures that Abstract the Data of Income Inequality

I should like the exhibition Measures of Inequity by the artists Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens at the International Studio and Curatorial Program.

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Post image for Court Orders Marina Abramović to Pay Ulay and Give Him Credit for Their Art

After almost a year of legal negotiations with Marina Abramović, Ulay will now receive payment and full accreditation for works he created with his former partner.

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Post image for Appropriated Images of Black People Spark Boycott of St. Louis Museum [UPDATED]

Kelley Walker’s solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis features photographs of black men and women smeared with chocolate and toothpaste that have triggered a public boycott of the institution.

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Post image for Activists in LA’s Boyle Heights Serve Galleries with Eviction Notices

LOS ANGELES — “No one is an innocent actor in the fine art of gentrification,” said a woman with a bandana covering her face, as she stood with dozens of protesters last Saturday evening outside of Museum as Retail Space, a gallery in the Eastside neighborhood of Boyle Heights.

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Post image for At NY Public Library, Books Now Ride the Rails from the Stacks to the Reading Room

A fleet of 24 cars will soon be delivering material from the stacks of the New York Public Library along the tracks of its new “book train.”

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Post image for Over 1,200 Archaeologists and Museum Staff Condemn Destruction Wrought by Dakota Pipeline

In a letter released today, 1,281 archaeologists, museum directors and staff, anthropologists, and historians expressed their solidarity against the destruction at Standing Rock by the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Post image for Tate Acquires Portrait by One of Europe’s First Female Professional Painters

When a rare portrait by one of Britain’s first professional female artists went up for sale two years ago, auctioneers assumed it was the work of a man.

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