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Maurizio Cattelan’s Much Adored (and Maligned) Banana Artwork Is Now in the Guggenheim’s Collection Thanks to an Anonymous Donor

Next time you visit the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, there might be a banana taped to the wall. That’s right: the viral sensation that was Maurizio Cattelan’s Comedian—a simple banana, duct-taped to a wall and priced at $120,000—has been donated to the…

Hauser & Wirth, Thaddaeus Ropac, and Other Galleries Just Signed on to an Upstart Digital-Only Art Fair Opening in October

Most art fairs have been cancelled for 2020, but if you’re selling digital art, now might just be the right time to start one. That’s the thought behind the new Daata Fair, which will present international contemporary video and digital…
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Baffling Archaeologists, This Ancient Depiction of the Cosmos Could Be 1,000 Years Younger Than Previously Thought

Archaeologists are questioning everything we think we know about the stunning ancient artifact known as the Nebra Sky Disc. Thought to be the oldest known depiction of the cosmos, the bronze and gold artifact may actually be 1,000 years younger…
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A High-Stakes Freeport Art Heist Is a Key Plot Point in Christopher Nolan’s Time-Bending New Film, ‘Tenent’

Blockbuster film director Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated science-fiction spy thriller, Tenet, finally hit US theaters on September 3, bringing audiences a high-brow tale of time-bending espionage. And somewhat surprisingly, the movie features a subplot involving blue-chip art collecting. That’s because the…
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Today’s Google Doodle Celebrates Pioneering Artist Jackie Ormes, the First Professional Black Woman Cartoonist in the US

Google’s daily Doodle for September 1 honors Jackie Ormes, the first professional Black woman cartoonist in the US. The occasion is the 75th anniversary of her longest-running comic strip, Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger, first published on September 1, 1945. The single-panel cartoon, which…
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Editors’ Picks: 9 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From a Tony Cokes Video Commission to Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center

Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting events and digitally, as well as in-person exhibitions open in the New…
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Iranian-American Artist Siah Armajani, Who Reimagined Public Spaces in Cities Around the World, Has Died at 81

The Iranian-American artist Siah Armajani, best known for his community-focused, large-scale public installations that exist at the intersections of art, architecture, and technology, has died at the age of 81. The cause of death was heart failure, according to Art Asia Pacific.…
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Republican convention live: Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump speeches – NEWS.com.au

This is it. After two weeks of listening to politicians from both sides make their case, we have reached the final day of the convention, and its importance is hard to overstate. Obviously, the main event is President Donald Trump’s…
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Priscilla’s Message of Hope | UNICEF

It broke Priscilla’s heart when her parents got sick from #COVID19 in New York. Now, she has a message of hope. Subscribe to UNICEF here: http://bit.ly/1ltTE3m The official UNICEF YouTube channel is your primary destination for the latest news updates…
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Cuomo Got It Wrong and Seniors Died

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s policies for nursing homes during COVID-19 have had disastrous results. Ordering nursing homes to admit coronavirus patients is a dangerous mandate that cost many people their lives. Matt Kibbe asks, when will politicians realize that…
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The emerging plan to save the American labor movement

The Center for American Progress (CAP), one of Washington, DC’s most influential liberal think tanks with deep ties to the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton campaign, has proposed a big idea for raising Americans’ wages. A paper by CAP’s David…
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Brazil museum fire: Funding cuts blamed as icon is gutted

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage shows the huge scale of the blaze Officials in Brazil have blamed lack of funding for a huge fire that has ravaged the country’s National Museum. One of the largest anthropology…
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Picasso’s Former Muse Françoise Gilot, Now 96, Debuts Worldly Drawings of Her Own—See Them Here

Françoise Gilot, now 96, is best known for the decade she spent as girlfriend and muse to Pablo Picasso, with whom she had two children. But she is also an accomplished artist in her own right, often making work that…
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Fleeing White House Lawyers Top This Week’s Internet News Roundup

It’s been a week that’s seen us inch ever closer to the collapse of NAFTA, seen the White House seemingly confused about how it collectively feels about the death of John McCain, and seen the official death toll of Hurricane…
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Used car site Vroom is raising $70M six months after a big round of layoffs

After cutting a big portion of its staff in March, Vroom is back pitching investors. Yesterday, the site for buying and selling used cars filed to raise $70 million in new equity funding. Vroom has already secured $30 million of…
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John McCain: Obama and Bush pay tribute at Washington service

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMeghan McCain: “We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness” Ex-presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush have paid tribute to Senator John McCain at a memorial service at Washington’s…
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The Ecologist on a Mission to Count New York’s Whales

The first thing you notice about ecologist Arthur Kopelman is his giant white beard. The second is the gold whale charm dangling from his earlobe—a symbol of the creature that has consumed his thoughts for decades. “I don’t think I’ve…
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