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This week, droit de suite, art conservation, Daniel Burren and Allora & Calzadilla, ruin porn, hacking Ikea, top auction prices of 2011, the world’s first spaceport, Penguin books logo and architecture tattoos.
- “Droit de suite bill introduced in US Congress” (The Art Newspaper)
- “Lawmakers Propose Royalties Be Paid to Artists on Resale” (ArtsBeat/NYTimes)
- “The Case for Droit de Suite in New York” (The Art Newspaper)
- “The Droit de Suite Delimma (And Why It’s Just a Bad Idea)” (Forbes)
- “Four Things to Know About the Nutty Droit de Suite Bill Introduced in Congress Last Week” (Artinfo)
- “Art dealers claim droit de suite levy threatens London’s art trade” (Guardian)
- “Artist Profit-Sharing: Another Example of How California Is Like Europe” (Freakonomics)
- “New U.S. Artists’ Equity Bill is an Auction-House Inequity Bill” (CultureGrrl)
It’s estimated that 1 in 10 Europeans is now conceived in an Ikea bed.
Required Reading is published every Sunday morning-ish, and it is comprised of a short list of art-related links (10 or less) to long-form articles, videos, blog posts or photo essays worth a second look.
An SFMOMA exhibition raises questions about what it means when museum board members have ties to politicians who support border wall policies.
The exhibition at the Jewish Museum delves into “degenerate” art and art made under duress as part of a thought-provoking yet diffuse exhibition.
In Philadelphia, a series of solo shows delves into the interdisciplinary practices of graduates whose work explores identity, familial bonds, political constructs, and nature’s fragility.
Despite his work’s apparent abstraction, Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe insists that “I don’t invent anything, everything I do is my jungle and what is there.”
David Uzochukwu, Kennedi Carter, and Kiki Xue are among the 35 artists whose work will be displayed online and at the festival in Milan, Italy.
On November 14, join Columbia University School of the Arts for virtual information sessions with the program chair, faculty, and staff.
No Vacancy, curated by Jody Graf, will be on view from October 26 through November 8 at the school’s Kellen Gallery in New York City.
To do so before they have returned the Maqdala treasures and the Benin Bronzes and the Easter Island statues and the Maori heads, before a coherent set of precepts for decolonization has been articulated, would affirm the wrong principle.
“Everybody in Mesopotamia, as far as I understand it, believed in ghosts,” said Irving Finkel, a curator of the British Museum’s Middle Eastern department.