Art World

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What to Make of MAD’s Maker Biennial?

Ben Davis
From Yoko Ono's video with the Beastie Boys to custom art vests, this is one odd mix.
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Louvre Expects 12 Million Visitors Per Year by 2025

Sarah Cascone
Can the world's most-visited museum accommodate 30 percent more visitors?
Carel Fabritius, The Goldfinch (1654) Photo: Courtesy Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague.

Art World Favorite The Goldfinch Clinches Movie Deal

Alexander Forbes
Will the best seller be a hit at the box office?
Carlos Cruz-Diez, Dazzle Ship Liverpool, 2014 Photo: Helen Hunt

100 Years On, Artists Commemorate WWI

Coline Milliard
SLIDESHOW: See new works devoted to the Great War.
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Met Unveils Thomas Hart Benton’s America Today Mural

Sarah Cascone
The massive mural cycle will be shown in a replica modernist Art Deco boardroom.
Rendering of the Palestinian Museum. Photo: Heneghan Peng, courtesy the Welfare Association.
The gardens at the Louvre.Photo: Cristian Bortes, via Wikimedia Commons.

The Louvre Gardens Are Teeming with Rats

Sarah Cascone
The museum's rodents outnumber its masterpieces.

10 International Gallery Shows To Make You Smile

Cait Munro
SLIDESHOW: Enchanting summer shows in exotic locales.
Rendering of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Image: © TDIC, Design: Ateliers Jean Nouvel via Saadiyat Cultural District

300 French Artworks for Louvre Abu Dhabi

Alexander Forbes
Is it soft power or hard cash?
Tracey Emin and My Bed Photo via: Portland Press Herald

Tracey Emin’s Bed Heads to Tate

Coline Milliard
A dream come true?
The Marguerite and Aimé Maeght Foundation

Budget Crisis at France’s Maeght Foundation

Sarah Cascone
Aimé Maeght's descendants squabble over a scheme to sell works from the collection.
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Meteorite Sculpture Will Be International Space Station’s First Artwork

Sarah Cascone
A space rock returns to the heavens.
Alain Mila's fountain was painted without the artist's consent Photo via: Le Republicain Lorrain

French Mayor Slammed for Painting Public Art

Coline Milliard
Political appropriation or sheer idiocy?
A Soviet T-54 tank similar to that taken by the Ukrainian rebels Photo: Sandstein via WikimediaCommons

Ukrainian Rebels Raid Museum for Weapons

Alexander Forbes
Has MH17 fallout tightened their supply lines?
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Around the Art World in Three Minutes

Benjamin Sutton
The perils of running a food cart outside the Met, and more news to start your week.
Jeff Koons's Balloon Dog (Orange) (1994-2000) sold at Christie's for $58.4 million last November, the highest price ever paid at auction for a work by a living artist

Alibaba Unleashes Litter of Koons Balloon Dog Knockoffs

Eileen Kinsella
For collectors who care more about price than pedigree, there's an option.

artnet Asks Saudi Art Scene Expert Myrna Ayad

Benjamin Genocchio
In a post–9/11 world, the editor's new book challenges preconceived notions.

Last-Minute Art Getaways: Frank Gehry’s Master Plan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Rozalia Jovanovic
The starchitect has been brought in to quietly modernize Philly's core institution.
Azuma Makoto, Exobiotanica (2014) Photo: Azuma Makoto via artist's website

artnet News Cheat Sheet

Benjamin Sutton
The top 10 stories from the week of July 21–25.
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France’s Nude Art Models Rally for Better Working Conditions

Benjamin Sutton
Basic job security and ending unhygienic practices are among their demands.
Photo: Kelly Weill via Twitter.
Mosque of Younis (2006) Photo: Josef Hadi via Wikimapia

ISIS Militants Demolish Jonah’s Tomb in Iraq

Alexander Forbes
It was held in a Sunni mosque in Mosul.

Opinion: Hopi and Navajo Masks Auction Precedent in France Is Dangerous

Pierre Ciric
No indigenous peoples have legal standing to pursue cultural claims in France.
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Does The Lightning Field Still Belong to Walter De Maria?

Gracie Mansion
The great land-art site is a copyrighted work. Try telling that to an Instagrammer.

A Clash of Cultures on the Santa Fe Biennial Trail

Alexandra Peers
The well-known art town faces increased competition from new art fairs and events.
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