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Richard Prince: Back in Black!

Wednesday night, a decision by a three-judge appellate court panel marked a turnaround in the closely watched copyright infringement case Cariou v. Prince, pitting photographer Patrick Cariou against art star Richard Prince. Hyperallergic consults intellectual property expert Peter Friedman on the new outcome, with further exclusive commentary from Cariou’s attorney.

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The Affordable Art Fair: Where Contemporary Art Meets Fun

The Affordable Art Fair’s press preview and opening party on Wednesday was a clusterfuck par none. You’d think there were hundreds of eager collectors chomping at the bit to enter a race to obtain star works early, before the riffraff arrived to pick through the rejections. But this is not Art Basel. The Affordable Art Fair is always a mix of the good, the bad, and the lovely, but competitive shopping it is not.

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Armory 2012: New and Improved

You’re supposed to complain about the art fairs … just like you’re supposed to complain about the Whitney Biennial. IN fact, it is a general art world rule that you should complain about anything you find worthy of revisiting year after year. And then you should always threaten never to go again.

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Christo’s Colorado Project Postponed, Environmentalists Continue Fight to Stop It

The artist Christo continues to battle to realize his “Over the River” project in Colorado, announcing last week that the controversial work hopes to go up a year later than planned. The new exhibition date for “Over the River,” which involves the creation of a canopy of shiny polypropylene fabric over a 42-mile section of the Arkansas River between Salida and Cañon City, will be August 2015, pushed back from the same time a year before.