Required Reading

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on November 23, 2014

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This week, the super-rich ruining museums, how an essay saved a Renaissance masterpiece, writing as commodity, stealing from Jasper Johns, social media as self-expression, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on November 16, 2014

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This week, net neutrality, photographic muzak, naïve techno-utopianism, Frank Lloyd Wright’s photographer, professional video game player superstars, crappy design, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on November 9, 2014

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This week, the case against repatriating cultural artifacts, British surrealists against fascism, Ai Weiwei on the internet, Isamu Noguchi’s playground, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on November 2, 2014

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This week, an alternative history of US art, making bad reviews disappear, the art of sushi, LA and sci-fi, Picasso and the camera, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on October 26, 2014

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This week, Picasso Museum problems, Sweden’s font, content moderators, Frank Gehry’s f-you, John Constable reconsidered, the endangered bookshops of New York, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on October 19, 2014

The Gif Connoisseur

This week, an art project asks people to give away their data for a cookie, the first web brower turns 20, a child befriends Siri, slowing down in museums, the smell of old books, tea propaganda, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on October 12, 2014

Zaha Hadid has unveiled her designs for a new Cambodian institution

This week, a new Islamic museum, a mysterious art dealer, protest objects, Palestinian food controversy, art of coding, kangaroos boxing, and more.

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by Hrag Vartanian on October 5, 2014

A new photo of Oscar Wilde

This week, a new photo of Oscar Wilde, ancient art being used as a weapon in Syria, a meme hurts HK protesters, the importance of artists’ queer identities, how Goya landed in Boston, San Fernando Valley art history, and more.

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by Hrag Vartanian on September 28, 2014

In her series Mag + Art, Phillipines-based multimedia producer Eisen Bernardo photoshops contemporary magazine covers onto European Old Master paintings

This week, magazine covers and Old Masters, arts funders, perfect writers, economics of art books, the case against Houston art fairs, why books are banned, and more.

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by Hrag Vartanian on September 21, 2014

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This week, American adulthood, women in comics, dealer/collector mistrust, artists expecting more from dealers, NYC etiquette, Fatih Akin’s new genocide film, bad ledes, distorting the Renaissance, and more.

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