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Wednesday Aggregator: Pride of Pwnership

Who’s Picasso is it anyhow? There were many objections, a lot threats and some immediate backlash when German cultural minister, Monika Grütters, set in motion a proposal that would severely … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wednesday Aggregator: Tangled Networks of Terrorism, Theft, and, Apps

The bad news is this : we’ve long lived in a world where art market specialists have been willing to turn a blind eye to looted, stolen, and downright fake … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wednesday Aggregator: Paik/Gagosian, Mr. Fad

Gagosian Reps Paik Yesterday Gagosian Gallery announced that they would be representing the estate of Nam June Paik worldwide. The gallery, working with the estate, will debut their new shepherdship … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wednesday Aggregator: Canaries in Coal Mines; things to come are coming!

Instagram is The New Chelsea The New York Times is finally noticing that Instagram has become “the social media platform of choice for many contemporary artists, galleries, auction houses and … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Wednesday Aggregator

German Cultural Minister Prompts Mass Art Exodus German cultural minister, Monika Grütters is embroiled in a controversy over her draft proposal for a Cultural Property Protection Act, which can have … Continue reading

July 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Art Appreciation: When collectors cash in on museum reputations

The Smithsonian’s recent Cosby quagmire stands as the latest, most public, instance of an unfortunate trend and its consequences: art collectors are leveraging public educational institutions and spaces to build … Continue reading

July 15, 2015

Cosby Power: the Smithsonian NMAfA feels it

Here’s the bottom line and then let’s be done with it: Dr. Camille O. Cosby sits on the board of advisors at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). … Continue reading

July 10, 2015

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