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Speed Read: The Top 10 Art News Stories for September 15–19

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From the art world's gender bias to the best of Art Berlin Contemporary.
A Mexican anti-drug mural. Photo: Chris Martin, via Flickr.

Mexico’s Art Market a Casualty of the War on Drugs

Sarah Cascone
Drug lords aren't the only type of dealers being affected by a new law.
Photo: Kelly Weill via Twitter.

Free Museum Memberships for New York City ID Card Holders

Sarah Cascone
A year of free visits to the Met, Brooklyn Museum, MoMA PS1, and more.

VIDEO: Nam June Paik’s Avant-Garde Tech Art

Christie Chu
Discover the artist who predicted the internet and the iPad.

Justine Kurland Portrays Our Kink for Cars

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: America's most dysfunctional love affair.

Must-See Art Guide: Chicago

Astyaj Ghassemi
This week's guide includes Mickalene Thomas, David Bowie, Adam Pendleton, and more.

Justine Kurland at Mitchell-Innes & Nash: Finding Grace in the Garage

Christian Viveros-Fauné
“Sincere Auto Care” represents a pilgrimage through blue-collar America.
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Artist Flips the Conventional “Benefit Gala” on Its Head

Cait Munro
Cara Benedetto's anti-gala aims to expose art world power dynamics.
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Photographer Risked Radiation to Shoot Soviet Testing Sites

Christie Chu
Nadav Kander's haunting images show the enduring devastation.

Art Dealer Guy Wildenstein Caught Up In €600 Million Tax Evasion Case

Coline Milliard
Legal troubles continue for Wildenstein & Co.’s president.
Scotland's Tartan House Photo via: Scotland Now

Tartan Lightshow Illuminates Scottish Referendum

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
The artists say it is not a political statement, but a celebration of Scotland.
A recent image of Soledad Lorenzo Photo: Antonio Heredia via El Cultural

Gallerist Soledad Lorenzo Donates Collection to Reina Sofia

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
The 385 artworks will bolster the museum's collection.

Gordon Hall Gives Platonic Love to a Stool

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: At Foxy Productions, an artist takes Platonism down a notch.
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Los Angeles Galleries and Museum at Odds Over Bergamot Station Revamp

Eileen Kinsella
The fate of the Santa Monica Museum of Art hangs in the balance.
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Roxy Paine at Marianne Boesky: The Raw Spectacle of Wood

Ben Davis
"Denuded Lens" seems a little hollow, but maybe there's a message there.
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Garage Museum Canonizes the Nineties

Rozalia Jovanovic
Curator Kate Fowle explains the origins of "The New International."
The Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities, now available in public schools in Orange County, Florida. Photo: the Satanic Temple.

Satanic Coloring Books Distributed at Florida Public Schools

Sarah Cascone
After court allows free Bible handouts, Satanists get in on the action.

A Brief History of Animated GIF Art, Part Four

Paddy Johnson
From the Google+ golden era to the explosion of GIF exhibitions.

VIDEO: Do Ho Suh Explains His Ethereal Rubbings

Christie Chu
Take a tour of the enigmatic artist's latest solo exhibition.
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Tom Finkelpearl Promises to Make New York Livable for Artists

Benjamin Sutton
The new culture czar also wants to get artists involved in disaster relief.

Photographs of Frida Kahlo’s House Show Paint and Blood

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
See what Graciela Iturbide found in the legendary Casa Azul.

Helene Appel Carves Up a Cliché

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: The artist makes paint stand for butchered flesh.
Iraqi schoolchildren. Photo: courtesy the US Army.

ISIS Cuts Art, Music, and History Education in Iraq

Sarah Cascone
Worried parents who choose homeschooling risk punishment.
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Stunning Snapshots Vying for the 2015 World Photography Awards

Christie Chu
From Romania to Malaysia, highlights from this year's submissions.
Photo: via the Guardian

What’s at Stake for the Arts in Scotland?

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
Artists and thinkers speculate on life after the referendum.
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