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A UK Museum Called for Bored Curators to Offer Up Images of Art History’s ‘Best Bums.’ See the Cheeky Responses Here

15 July 2020 @ 5:54 pm

Museums all over the world submitted their finest fannies. The post A UK Museum Called for Bored Curators to Offer Up Images of Art History’s ‘Best Bums.’ See the Cheeky Responses Here appeared first on artnet News.

The Venice Biennale Is Staging an Introspective Archival Exhibition This Summer About How Major Events in History Shaped Its Legacy

15 July 2020 @ 5:13 pm

The historically-focused show will look at how the biennale has responded to dramatic moments in the last century. The post The Venice Biennale Is Staging an Introspective Archival Exhibition This Summer About How Major Events in History Shaped Its Legacy appeared first on artnet News.

A Photographer Spent Years Secretly Snapping Shots of New Yorkers’ Text Messages. See the Mortifying, Humorous, and Heartbreaking Images Here

15 July 2020 @ 2:59 pm

Jeff Mermelstein’s text message pictures make up his new book “#nyc,” out now. The post A Photographer Spent Years Secretly Snapping Shots of New Yorkers’ Text Messages. See the Mortifying, Humorous, and Heartbreaking Images Here appeared first on artnet News.

Inspired by the Works Progress Administration, a Novel Initiative Is Hiring Artists for Public Projects in Western Massachusetts

15 July 2020 @ 2:33 pm

Participating artists will be paid to work for at least six months at cultural hubs like MASS MOCA and Hancock Shaker Village. The post Inspired by the Works Progress Administration, a Novel Initiative Is Hiring Artists for Public Projects in Western Massachusetts appeared first on artnet News.

Art Dealer Inigo Philbrick Will Be Kept In US Custody After His Fiancée’s Family’s Bahamas Real Estate Was Rejected as Bail Collateral

15 July 2020 @ 1:54 pm

Philbrick's mother also offered to put up her house in Connecticut as bond. The post Art Dealer Inigo Philbrick Will Be Kept In US Custody After His Fiancée’s Family’s Bahamas Real Estate Was Rejected as Bail Collateral appeared first on artnet News.

Art Industry News: A Hapless Janitor Accidentally Erased Banksy’s Latest Artwork on the London Tube + Other Stories

15 July 2020 @ 1:35 pm

Plus, the V&A plans to reopen on August 6 in London and there's a battle brewing over royal art storage. The post Art Industry News: A Hapless Janitor Accidentally Erased Banksy’s Latest Artwork on the London Tube + Other Stories appeared first on artnet News.

After a Monument to a UK Slaver Was Toppled, Artist Marc Quinn Replaced It With a Glamorous—and Unauthorized—Statue of a Black Lives Matter Activist

15 July 2020 @ 10:59 am

The sculpture was installed without permission—and not everyone is happy about it. The post After a Monument to a UK Slaver Was Toppled, Artist Marc Quinn Replaced It With a Glamorous—and Unauthorized—Statue of a Black Lives Matter Activist appeared first on artnet News.

‘We Were Tired of Asking’: Why Open Letters Have Become Many Activists’ Tool of Choice for Exposing Racism at Museums

15 July 2020 @ 5:00 am

In the wake of the George Floyd protests, art workers across the nation have been writing open letters to advocate for change at museums. The post ‘We Were Tired of Asking’: Why Open Letters Have Become Many Activists’ Tool of Choice for Exposing Racism at Museums appeared first on artnet News.

Hank Willis Thomas on How His Cousin’s Murder Inspired Him to Make Art That Drives Political Change—and Maybe, One Day, to Run for Office

15 July 2020 @ 5:00 am

The artist explains why his super PAC, For Freedoms, is also an artistic project. The post Hank Willis Thomas on How His Cousin’s Murder Inspired Him to Make Art That Drives Political Change—and Maybe, One Day, to Run for Office appeared first on artnet News.

Disgraced Art Dealer Inigo Philbrick Has Been Formally Charged by US Authorities With Wire Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

14 July 2020 @ 8:31 pm

Philbrick is reportedly in the same Oklahoma jail where "Tiger King" Joe Exotic was incarcerated until recently. The post Disgraced Art Dealer Inigo Philbrick Has Been Formally Charged by US Authorities With Wire Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft appeared first on artnet News.