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Meet the Man Filling the Internet with Art – ARTnews.com

People tend to think of Twitter as a frightening place filled with bad news and aggressive posturing. What if it could also be a a destination for art history? That was the idea Andrei Taraschuk had in mind when he created what he called “art bots,” or accounts intended to drop beautiful works from years past into users’ timelines. Taraschuk, who describes himself as ...

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In Need of Cash, Burning Man Is Selling Art in a Sotheby’s Charity Auction That Includes a $50,000 Rocket Car

Sotheby’s New York is hosting an auction and exhibition of artwork from Burning Man, the annual gathering in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. The charity auction, which runs online through October 8, is aimed at helping participating artists as well as the Burning Man nonprofit, which has been forced to cancel its in-person events since 2019. “Two years of not having our event has had a ...

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Italian Man Suspected of Planning van Gogh Heist Arrested – ARTnews.com

One of Italy’s most wanted fugitives, an alleged kingpin in the Naples-based Camorra organized crime syndicate, has been arrested in Dubai under suspicion of buying black market van Gogh paintings. Raffaele Imperiale, thought by police to be a major organized crime figure, was arrested on August 4 and is being held in the United Arab Emirates awaiting extradition, Italy’s state police and financial crimes ...

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Museum Gets $1.5 M. From Director, Burning Man Ends—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines AT LAST, M+ HAS AN OPENING DATE. The hotly anticipated art museum in Hong Kong, scheduled to open in 2017, will welcome visitors in November, “after years of construction, several delays, and a series of controversies,” ARTnews reports. The news was marred by another controversy: M+ removed from its website a photograph by Ai Weiwei in which he gives the ...

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1,500-Year-Old Gold Treasure Trove Found by Danish Man – ARTnews.com

Using a metal detector, a man in Denmark’s countryside discovered a cache of 1,500-year-old gold objects. The treasure trove offered up more than two pounds of gold, according to the Vejlemuseerne, the museum consortium in Vejle, Denmark, which announced the news on Sunday. The trove was found in Vindelev, a town about 150 miles from Copenhagen. It includes coins from the Roman Empire as ...

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Former Ohio State QB & con man Art Schlichter is back in the wild with no gambling restrictions

You’ve officially been warned, Ohioans. Former Buckeyes quarterback legend/gambling addict Art Schlichter is back on the streets after being released from an Ohio prison back in June where he was serving a sentence for a ticket scheme that stole millions from his victims.If you don’t know by now, Art (4th overall pick by the Colts in the 1982 draft) is a gambling addict who ...

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BYU will investigate after man defaces chalk art in support of LGBTQ students and yells slur

Brigham Young University will investigate a confrontation that happened across the street from the school Thursday night when a man dumped a bottle of water on chalk art messages drawn in support of LGBTQ students and shouted a homophobic slur at some gathered there.In a statement Friday morning, the university in Provo said it condemns the man’s behavior, calling it “disrespectful and hurtful.” Administrators ...

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California Man Pleads Guilty to Forgery of $1 Million Worth of Art – ARTnews.com

Jason Harrington pleaded guilty to selling $1 million worth of forged artworks between 2018 and 2020, according to the Department of Justice.  Harrington sold forged works purporting to be by Canadian artist Richard Hambleton and acclaimed portraitist Barkley L. Hendricks to at least 15 buyers and galleries—all of whom remain unnamed. The resident of Escondido, California, fabricated provenance and related documents to legitimize works ...

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Helsinki Biennial explores art, man, and nature on Vallisaari Island – ARTnews.com

When approaching Vallisaari Island by ferry from Helsinki, a leaky, 20-foot-tall scaffolding with a bright-red roof is one of the first things visitors see. It is not a sign of reconstruction after some weather-related damage, but rather an installation by Finnish artist Jaakko Niemelä titled Quay 6 set to welcome arrivals at the first Helsinki Biennial, whose theme is “The Same Sea.” Running through ...

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