“I don’t suppose you’d tack on aggravated assault or murder, you know, so I can get a little respect.”

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That time Ron English spent a night in jail for putting up a sticker

Art Openings Across The Globe

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Tom Sachs
AMERICAN HANDMADE PAINTINGS
March 29, 2014 – May 3, 2014

Opening March 29, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Galerie Thaddeus Ropac
7 Rue Debelleyme
FR-75003 Paris

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A Funny Print To Buy Online

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By Steve Powers

Fantasy Rooms

An imaginative site dedicated to collaging interiors

Printables

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Hoard d’Oeuvres by Rhonda Lieberman

Art collecting is the most esteemed form of shopping in our culture today

Creativity in Revolutionary Times: An Interview with Sasha Kurmaz

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When I first met Sasha Kurmaz, I had never thought of his home base of Kiev, Ukraine, as a hotbed for civil unrest and upheaval. His photographs certainly didn’t change my mind. Sure, there was a certain air of Eastern European military industrial sadness, but the colors were too bright and the kids were too naked and drunk to be in any real danger. Sasha’s work is simultaneously funny and confusing, sexy and weird. He works with ideas of youth, sexuality, and how those things exist outside of our western world. When I heard about the turmoil in Kiev, I immediately thought of Sasha, my friend who signs every email with “Hugs!” and who is always eager to share his specific brand of oddness with the world. I emailed him to find out how he was coping and what it’s like to be an artist in the midst of a revolution.
 
Christian: First off, how are you? Are you safe?

Sasha: The situation in Ukraine is really tense. Kiev is calm right now, no shots fired or people dying, but the situation in Crimea and eastern Ukraine is very complicated. I find it difficult to talk about the “regime change,” mostly because the regime has not really changed. One gangster regime is gone, but this new one we have has gotten their hands dirty too.
 
Do you see yourself as more of a European or a Russian, or are those divides not as important as the news media makes them seem?

In my ideal view, I see a world without borders and states, where there is no distinction of race and nation.
 
What’s it like to be an artist in Kiev right now?

Being an artist is very difficult in Ukraine. No artist, myself included, can think about art when people are dying. But you have no choice; you either stand by and watch, or act in the protest. I’ve shifted my focus. I’ve painted political graffiti on the walls of the city and glued posters. At the same time, I’m trying to create a photo archive of the conflict. The situation here has a direct impact on everything. I think art acts as a mirror for what is happening in society. In Ukraine, after what’s happening in the Maidan, art will be more political and radical.
 
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A Look Through “Fountains of the Deep: Visions of Noah and the Flood”

Curated by Darren Aronofsky in anticipation of his upcoming film NOAH.

On view at 462 West Broadway through Saturday, March 29, 2014

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Morning Dose of Paint Showers

by Miguel Jiron

The University College of Art School

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The Quiet Life’s ‘Collage’ Fleece Pull Over

Over, under, around & through

Photographs by Tim Barber in this 2013 book made from a project commissioned by WACKO MARIA

Flash Us: Fernando Lions

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For our series, “Flash Us,” we ask some of our favorite tattoo artists to create a design based on a classic theme—naked ladies. This week, Fernando Lions sent us the above. Fernando tattoos out of Flyrite Tattoo in Brooklyn, and you can follow him here.

Zio / @zioxla

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Installation View: Todd James – Supernatural

On view at Sandra Gering Inc. through March 29th

An Art History Mystery

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How is there an Australian sulphur-crested cockatoo in a 1496 Italian Renaissance painting by Andrea Mantegna?

Art Openings Across the Globe

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From Copenhagen to New York to San Francisco, there’s a whole bunch of good shows to see.

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Obey Weiwei

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“This poster is a tribute to Ai Weiwei’s art, his courage to be outspoken, and in support of his ongoing political struggle with the Chinese government. I hope the image will help raise awareness and advance dialogue that might lead to permission for Ai Weiwei to travel freely and continue to express himself.” – Shepard Fairey

Available soon

Openings & Parties: Erik Brunetti & Jesse Edwards at Vito Schnabel

Photos by Kristy Leibowitz

Printables

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The Devil and the Art Dealer by Alex Shoumatoff

It was the greatest art theft in history: 650,000 works looted from Europe by the Nazis, many of which were never recovered. But last November the world learned that German authorities had found a trove of 1,280 paintings, drawings, and prints worth more than a billion dollars in the Munich apartment of a haunted white-haired recluse. Amid an international uproar, Alex Shoumatoff follows a century-old trail to reveal the crimes—and obsessions—involved.

The Lion Tamer, by Max Beckmann

“A critical-design version of The Hunger Games”

Yosuke Ushigome’s Commoditised Warfare series, part of MoMA’s Design and Violence project.

Picture of the Day

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Jaimie Warren

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