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New York art lovers got an extra dose of happy pills as MoMA announced that Edvard Munch’s The Scream (1895) will be going on display for six months, starting October 24th. One of four renditions, this pastel pastel-on-board version is the only one owned by a private collector. According to WSJ, New York financier Leon Black is the […]

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She’s out there! On an episode of This American Life, Ira Glass and Etgar Keret recall going to the Cindy Sherman retrospective at the MoMA and being approached by a 50-year-old lady in glasses claiming to be Cindy Sherman herself, undercover. Since they’re surrounded by large portraits of Cindy dressed up as everything from a […]

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Brooklyn’s e-flux artist Martha Rosler wants all your stupid stuff, “castoffs, no-longer-wanted objects, bric-a-brac, and odd items.” You’ve got the next weekend to haul your hoard to MoMA or MoMA PS1. Previously, Rosler’s “sales” featured miscellany like “soft-core pornographic magazines and empty welfare-food containers.” So step it up. […]

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This is how the Museum of Modern Art reps rejected artists in 1956 — with an unnecessarily large pile of finely minced words. Just a few years before Andy hit it big with Marilyn pop soup, “the Committee” thought that the MoMA’s “severely limited gallery and storage space” made it “not fair to accept as a gift […]

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Mark Kostabi is thriving in Rome and not feeling too nostalgic about his days of youth in the ’80s East Village, the “con artist” tells the Art Blog. He does have some advice about bathroom stalls: “Good place to hide when wanting to crash a MoMA opening that you’re not invited to. Show up during the […]

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German artist Wolfgang Laib will create his biggest pile of art yet in MoMA’s atrium — a bright yellow 18 by 21 feet field of hazenut pollen that he collected from a southern German village next to his studio for over 12 years. So, the pollen, nut and birch sensitive might want to get their MoMA trolling […]

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Oh, so, you tried to get those $25 tickets for MoMA’s Kraftwerk fuck yeah concert series spectacular and didn’t? Welcome to the club. A big, big, big club. Here’s one for $42,413 from a scalper though… The CEO of ShowClix — the vendor behind the debacle — has apologized, blah-blah-blah, emphasizing, in part, that only 1.20% of […]

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Cindy Sherman is back. Here’re her freshest impersonations, or rather, “effigies.” Take this fresh portrait: Cindy Sherman is Hugh Hefner, or as Jerry Saltz says, “Hugh Hefner-esque… foppish macho pageant-master… lounge-lizard gigolo lowlife… shrunken-self pretty boy without sexual scent.” Sounds, looks and feels about right. Also: Gaga, Snookie, sort of, but truer — the essence […]

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Nature cities. Stacked houses. Half-suburb half-zoo hybrid where your terrace is above an elephant and the wolves are just around your backyard slope. Well… wow. Last summer, five interdisciplinary teams of “architects, urban planners, ecologists, engineers, and landscape designers” got together for public workshops at MoMA PS1 and re-envisioned “housing” in light of the ongoing […]

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Here’s a excellent little online 8-bit “video game” so everyone can experience the intricacies and frustrations of Marina Abramović’s The Artist Is Present MoMA performance. Just make sure to click in during museum hours, NYC time, or you won’t get in. Ha! Ha! […]

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