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Required Reading

This week … Warhol’s Headline works, a 2003 interview with Sol LeWitt, Twitter paintings by Evan Roth, Kapoor & Isozaki partner for an inflatable concert hall, world’s earliest Christian inscription is identified, Gagosian’s Madison Ave shop closes, NY pics from 1974, color TV spots from the 1960s and a shrine to buffed street art.

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India’s About to Explode in Contemporary Art

In 2011, India moved from the classification of “developing” country to that of being a “newly industrialized.” This upgrade was made along Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Philippines, Brazil and China, all of which have economies showing promise towards becoming “developed.” Perhaps as a salute to this increase of stature, India had its first pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennale with an exhibition curated by Ranjit Hoskote aptly titled, Everyone Agrees: It’s About to Explode.

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Anish Kapoor Snubs China, Supports Ai Weiwei

Today in putting your money where your mouth is: famed British artist Anish Kapoor has rejected an offer to show his work at the National Museum of China in Beijing in protest of Ai Weiwei’s ongoing arrest and detention. This, plus Chinese artists arrested for mounting a protest exhibition and the US State Department speaking out against Chinese cyber attacks on the Guggenheim’s Ai petition.