Sqon in Barcelona. (Photo by C-M.)
- The Top 10 Stinkiest Cheeses. (Via Coudal.)
- FOUND, in some dead guy’s apartment: 137 works of fuzzy provenance. The FBI is trying to track down the rightful owners of the pieces, which includes a Giacometti and Picassos. More here.
- The Day in Timely Justice: Trial begins in Boston over $30 million Cezanne stolen in 1978.
- The continued merchification of art: Beijing real estate developer edition.
- Monster sculpture.
- Third Space: An installation made of 1.3 million cable ties. (Via NotCot.)
- Superficial by Michael de Broin.
- Turning a gallery into a three-dimensional graph. (Via NotCot.)
- Modern Art Notes has more on the University of Iowa’s conflict-of-interest-ridden idea to sell off a Pollock for cash in one and two parts.
- S.F.’s Presidio Trust has issued a report that throws a hurdle in the path of a planned 100,000 square foot museum for Gap founder Don Fisher’s private art collection.
- There’s a whole drama going down in S.F. about the director of visitor relations at SF MOMA allegedly ejecting blogger Thomas Hawk for taking pix, even though the museum has an open photo policy. It’s a story of he said, he said, so it’s difficult to know what, exactly, went down. (See Hawk’s follow-up here.) For the record: I didn’t have any problems taking pix when I was at SF MOMA last month, as long as I stuck to the permanent collection (or the gift shop).
- My buddy Alex over at Flaming Pablum has another wonderful gallery of his New York City shots, this time from the early ‘90s.
- Graff of the Day: Revs and Kaves in Brooklyn.
- For several days, I’ve been seeing these images, of a pedestrian platform that winds its way through some idyllic Chilean hot springs, by architect German del Sol. When I saw them for the first time, the design seemed clever: stark, red foot bridges cut through and around bubbling pools of water in a forested valley. But the more I see the photos pop up all over the web, the more I have to ask myself: Do we really have to leave such indelible design footprints on nature? Isn’t the whole point of being outdoors to get away from our overbuilt environment?
- Don’t ever buy this pinche coffee maker.
- ¡Yo quiero Esteban Colberto! Speaking of which, I need some chicas…
- Your moment of Dick Cheney, sexiest man alive.
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