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Art news round-up

News stories from around the world:

A U.S. gallery opens in France – Larry Gagosian takes on Paris http://yhoo.it/b48Prd

Sign of the times? Arts funding to be cut by 30% in UK http://bit.ly/ciMyCf

U.S. cultural diplomacy now officially includes visual artists http://nyti.ms/dcvXPW

The scandal of the Brillo boxes – the 100 ‘originals’ which turned out to be copies http://bit.ly/cwRsSv

Popular stories from the week:

Why temporary is good when it comes to public art http://bit.ly/dfOaSH

Does art keep us healthy? A study looking into just that runs into trouble over finding placebos for a true test http://bit.ly/b3pZ3e

Competition winner heads off to spend a month in a museum http://bit.ly/d0kwjB

Descendant of French kings goes to court to throw modern art out of Versailles http://ind.pn/dyE8HD

Art news round-up

News stories from around the world:

London’s Frieze fair is seeing solid sales http://bit.ly/d3dNk6

In Russia the state spends on hunting down graffiti artists and covering up their work – but some find acceptance http://nyti.ms/aoaHyY

Fisk University tries to insist that it can sell art http://nyti.ms/bjwpjP (again)

Christie’s famous gallery leaves Berlin, saying it just doesn’t have a collecting community (unlike Chelsea) http://bit.ly/9rMANj

Popular stories from the week:

The LA art walks – great idea or waste of time? http://lat.ms/cgIr0d

Everyone knows that the pre-Raphaelites loved Italy… but it turns out few ever went there http://bit.ly/cA2BGP Does being on site matter?

Does what we’ll be remembered for in 100 years matter to what we do now? http://bit.ly/9hCJDI

An unusual photography series – food you can buy for a dollar http://bit.ly/b67sdu

Art news round-up

News stories from around the world:

Making a living at being an artist – the dream of Chinese artists in Songzhuang http://nyti.ms/avQhXo

Should street art belong on the street? The changing times of an underground movement http://bit.ly/9XamwQ

Interwar art and politics – the classical fervor that once took over art comes to the Guggenheim http://nyti.ms/bA9P9Z

The market for performance art; buying and selling in the fundamentally transient http://bit.ly/a91KXq

The unfinished Michelangelo http://bit.ly/cZR7d9 Did you know there are only three surviving panel paintings by this Renaissance master?

Popular stories from the week:

A Munch painting is recovered – although no one had noticed the theft! http://bit.ly/91SWjS

Exhibiting among the clouds… http://bit.ly/dC6jh2

Diaghilev: the ballet producer who changed the course of art as we know it http://bit.ly/b3adYl

Art and authenticity – The Brillo boxes that were made three years after Warhol’s death http://lat.ms/dfTFVe

Why we should all take visual thinking more seriously http://bit.ly/9U1brg

Art news round-up

News stories from around the world:

MoMA’s new exhibition, NY’s abstract expressionists, and what’s wrong with the show http://nyti.ms/bZySZM

Funding British arts? It’s complicated. An into for non-UK artists http://bit.ly/avse6e

Zooming in on Botticelli – it’s Italian Masters, it’s all online http://yhoo.it/bt367I and it’s free until January

Expansion at the Guggenheim – using themed labs http://nyti.ms/drgyN4

Popular stories from the week:

Assistance at the museum – guided by phone apps http://nyti.ms/9n9c5f Has anyone done this?

Damien Hirst on why ‘art is childish’ http://bit.ly/ceIFCH and why good taste is overrated http://bit.ly/9yLjJa (there’s a connection)

I had to share this – creating with cake, the Mad Artists Tea Party (no political connection) http://bit.ly/aCjfzH Anyone done this?

Why do we like the colors we do? Actually, there is a reason http://bit.ly/ct7530 Can anyone relate?

Art news round-up

News stories from around the world:

An Italian city where preservation of art is in private hands http://bit.ly/cSifbJ A model for our times or a disaster waiting to happen?

The Guggenheim-YouTube collaboration has a short list http://nyti.ms/dAurWY

Don’t own; gather. The future of collecting art? http://bit.ly/cjwoYx

Understanding more about Georgia O’Keeffe, one layer at a time http://nyti.ms/chnQGK

Looking at the Mona Lisa – up to 30 layers, each half the thickness of a human hair http://bit.ly/aOb8NG

Popular stories from the week:

‘Bad for art’ – one of the Work of Art judges speaks out http://bit.ly/9mgBf4

US photographer who was denied work visa in the UK presents the results – snaps taken by his 7 year old daughter http://bit.ly/9deHhK

Beautiful beginnings – the micro-photography images that took the prizes this year http://bit.ly/cT98Bh

Do we unconsciously seek out deep structure? http://bit.ly/9NmEnP This article is about writing, but maybe the same is true of visual art?

Art news round-up

News stories from around the world:

The changing state of art in India, and what online auction means there http://nyti.ms/9BoSGg

UK campaign to prevent arts cuts kicks off http://bit.ly/9D0Rnv , while one critic says funding needs big changes http://bbc.in/dCc4IN

Chicago worries as its pro-art mayor leaves office http://bit.ly/cQmPwS

Educating the world – a new project to inform about Australian Aboriginal art http://bit.ly/alxMjS

Popular stories from the week:

Did you think the Impressionists were French? Think again. Some of them were German http://bit.ly/bIggJm

Self-contained, charming publishing http://bit.ly/9zVahv Have any of you photographers tried this?

Nature’s beautiful fractals http://bit.ly/b9uMS6

Turns out taste is more predictable than we thought http://bit.ly/cmgbXW

Art news round-up

News stories from around the world:

French cultural traditionalists want to block Japanese artist from showing work in Versailles http://bit.ly/bw5DaF

Architecture as art, at the Venice Biennale http://nyti.ms/cM5AcM

World’s richest man to open an art museum in Mexico http://bit.ly/bpPDaB

Why Fisk University feels it has no choice but to sell the Collection http://bit.ly/cKom16

Museums to share UK funding pain http://bit.ly/alJXdc while youth worries its being pushed out of art by cuts http://bit.ly/bH89DF

Popular stories from the week:

The war artist – Leonardo da Vinci as you haven’t seen him before http://bit.ly/aJqIJP

Not exactly Kermit the Frog – Japanese pop artist produces balloons for Thanksgiving Day parade http://nyti.ms/bMMySI

Nostril-powered digital painting sound appealing? There’s that and more at Ars Electronica http://bit.ly/cxP2Ri

Another awesome time lapse video – this time, it’s earth, from space http://bit.ly/dqsTy9

Not really visual art – but it’s just such a fun idea that I had to include it: Composer devises new symphony – using London Bridge http://bbc.in/dkRmoN

Art news round-up

As school starts and September begins, we’re still bringing you the best selections from international art stories. Remember that you can get updates every day by following us on Twitter!

News stories from around the world:

Sophisticated crime, vulnerable art – why France should be taking burglars seriously http://nyti.ms/bTnYUu

Contemporary sculpture in an English cathedral http://bit.ly/deY7VH

Getting respect for graffiti; the group that wants to legitimize it http://bit.ly/abU3Xj

A sneak peak into conservation; comparing two very similar Gauguins http://bit.ly/aAQS3e

Why 78 amateurs are dancing around one of London’s best-known art galleries http://bit.ly/d5kJMI

Popular stories from the week:

The debate continues unabated – are UK funding cuts an opportunity or a disaster for the arts? http://bit.ly/c0bTgO A debate that seems to have touched a nerve in other countries too!

Getting real: ‘most classical art was product placement’. http://huff.to/9ZPnHM Food for thought?

Volunteers pile up for living inside the Chicago Museum http://bit.ly/dhRhKJ

This one is for the photographers out there: does shooting to a theme help? http://bit.ly/aXOd19

And finally, some great photos from the NYC 1980s subway http://bit.ly/9C4TJZ

Art news round-up

News stories from around the world:

Cave paintings of ‘exceptional’ artistic quality are uncovered in the desert http://bit.ly/d3r2V4

How did the thieves gain access to the stolen Van Gogh? Simple. The alarms were broken http://bbc.in/9mZHCx

The Eli Broad Museum has a location – it’s downtown L.A., and that’s official http://bit.ly/clRvGA

Wrangling over Warhol; the scandal so far http://bit.ly/aBvXSC

A new generation of museum directors steer their charges in new directions http://bit.ly/9hZw7N

Popular stories from the week:

So bad it’s good? The late work of Salvador Dali http://bit.ly/9nO8fd

The magical beauty of marine algae (from space) http://bit.ly/c86FLO

Art, apps and the potential of the digital http://nyti.ms/bdy8Z5

A filmmaker lost an eye. He put a camera in its place http://bit.ly/9vf8Vs

See the sun setting in Queens – time lapsed for your convenience http://bit.ly/a51Lo8

Art news round-up

Art news from around the world:

Who owns Michelangelo’s David? City and state battle it out http://bit.ly/c2OCxL

A ‘toy village’ bursting with art; Governors Island is worth a visit http://nyti.ms/9RRUBV

Propaganda posters from North Korea form an art exhibition in Vienna Museum … Controversy abounds http://nyti.ms/dCcgt8

Eli Broad lectures museums: share art with as big an audience as possible http://bit.ly/dfQwDg

Who owns looted art? An enduring question http://bit.ly/bZrdi4

Popular stories from the week:

Marvelous Matisse at MoMA (and why art should be measured like alcohol) http://bit.ly/abovdQ Anyone checked this out yet?

Why ordinary people love culture – so long as they’re appreciated http://bit.ly/bTKbKI

TOP’s best photography ‘How to’ books http://bit.ly/cwdKeL

Impressionists, gardens and horticulture… It’s not what you think http://bit.ly/bKBm80

Britain’s most talked about art sensation is a painting prodigy of … 8 years old http://bit.ly/ag0qlP

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