The Power of a Signature

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The signed lease for Andy Warhol’s first official studio located in an abandoned firehouse at 159 East 87th Street is up for auction at Sotheby’s next month. The worn-down document from 1962 is estimated to fetch between $8000 – $12000. Much more expensive than the $150 per month rent which Warhol paid for the 2,500 sq. ft second floor space.

 

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Two Coasts, Four Photography Shows

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San Francisco stays in the picture, while Foam brings a European eye for American Photography to Brooklyn. All this weekend.

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A Look Through Independent 2015

Art was seen, names were not taken.

Livin’ in the Net

Turning an internet cafe stall into a place to live in Japan.

The Rise and Fall of Hollywood’s Most Infamous Party Robot

Meet Casanova

“Immediately we knew something was wrong, but it took a map of France to convince the driver to distrust the GPS.”

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Belgian tourists aboard a bus headed towards a ski holiday in the French alpine resort of La Plagne ended up 500 miles away from their destination at a small village also called La Plagne, near the border of Spain. When asked about his error, the bus driver simply said “There are three entries for La Plagne in France, and I selected the wrong one.” Indeed.

Supreme World Traveler

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Braun’s iconic Travel Alarm Clock gets a touch of swag.

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Earthmojis

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For the recent People’s Climate March in London, Pentagram reduced the language on protest placards down to the most universal form of communication, the emoji.

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“I had a large appetite.”

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The Womanizing, Decadent Los Angeles Decades Of Jack Nicholson

Art This Week In New York

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Lots of action this week as The Armory Show opens its doors on Piers 92 & 94.

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Making Sure That You Can See The World Without Ever Leaving Your Desk

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Google takes Street View to the Amazon

“World’s Best” Pig Squealer

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French truck driver Noël “Nono” Jamet took home first prize for the sixth year in a row for his pig impression at France’s annual agricultural fair in Paris.

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