Flatbush and Avenue I. Photo by daltonrooney.
- Sex worker comics. (Via ackackack.)
- The Day in Fishy Art Ethics: Modern Art Notes dissects Village Voice critic Christian Viveros-Faune’s bevy of commercial conflicts.
- Possible Van Gogh sketchbook found in Greece. (Via Arts Journal.)
- Contemporary Art as Tourist Bait: The Palais de Fontainebleau, on the outskirts of Paris, aims to attract the crowds by allowing contemporary art into its ornate halls.
- Slate examines why Spencer Tunick doesn’t get critical respect.
- Michelangelo’s David may be moved to the outskirts of Florence to ease tourist overcrowding. (Via Arts Journal.)
- Return to Sender: Italy still wants more shit back from the Getty. In related news: New York collector Shelby White to send back 10 looted pieces.
- I heart ‘70s wallpaper. (Via Caterina Fake.)
- At auction: royal dog collars, lots o’ hype.
- Knitted sneakers.
- Photo Essay: Chicago in the 1940s, by Magnum photographer Wayne Miller.
- Hot shit! The Library of Congress now has a Flickr account! (Via ackackack.)
- Updated: More photo news: Stephen Shore has
a newan interesting book out from the Aperture Foundation, Uncommon Places: The Complete Works.
- Winter Museum Preview: Boston.
- A Q&A with MoMA’s John Elderfield in one and two parts.
- Chevy Impala of the Day.
- In the dead-tree editions: Vik Muniz’s loft + Dallas starchitecture, in Elle Décor.
- In NYC: Shirin Neshat at Barbara Gladstone, Zhang Peili at Jack Tilton and Irving Penn at the Morgan Library. (See a photo essay of the latter.)
- In L.A.: Retna and the Angels Will Rise crew in Will Rise at Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica. (See an unrelated photo of their work.)
- In Philly: The Puppet Show at the Institute of Contemporary Art.
- In China: The Ancient Tree, by Christ & Gantenbein, at Jinhua Architecture Park.
- In Switzerland: A giant metal tree (what’s with the fake shrubbery today?) by Samuel Wilkinson and Oloom in Lausanne.
- Your moment of close calls.
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