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01.09.13 Marina Galperina

When Uriel Landeros walked up to Picasso’s Woman in a Red Armchair at the Menil museum in Houston and spray-painted a stencil of a bullfighter killing a bull and a muddled “conquista” (“to conquer”) message  for the people we were like… ok, whatever. Then he got a hyped art show and we was like… meh, because the art […]

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06.19.12 Marina Galperina

Here’s a clip of an artist stenciling over Picasso’s 1929 Woman in a Red Armchair at a Houston, Texas museum, followed by the “bystander” who “accidentally” “captured” the footage for YouTube exclaiming “What the fuck?” It’s on the news! It’s totally not suspiciously set-up-looking or anything! The art attack went down Wednesday at around 3 p.m. ArtInfo reports […]

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05.01.12 Marina Galperina

Clever MASP Art School ads are clever. See Salvador Dalí, Vincent Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso pinned down like dead frogs in biology class, their signature suits spread open to reveal the arty innards. “Open enrollment,” get it? Dalí’s spindly spleen rests on thin forked sticks inside the vast desert of his ribcage; that’s very nice. Van […]

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04.25.12 Marina Galperina

Did you groan in 1997? Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon is safely in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. It’s not sunk with the Titanic, but James Cameron fancied it is. Groan. He fancied it to the point of using the cubist nudes, even though the Picasso family estate expressly declined. He paid up retroactively. The […]

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04.28.11 Marina Galperina

Seems like decades-dead Marie-Thérèse Walter is still the art world’s it girl, still raking in the most auction moneys for the similarly long-dead Picasso. This colorfully suggestive paint-ditty is estimated to fetch in $15-$20 million at Sotheby’s. The mistress is seen here snoozing, probably after all that “intimidating and terrible” sex Pablo was giving her […]

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12.22.10 Marina Galperina

9 out of 10 of the top selling artists of 2010 are dead, as per this nifty tally of the art market’s rebound. Pablo Picasso “made” the most with a $405,708,629 grand total, fattened by that fug, record-setting mistress painting for $106.5 million. […]

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11.29.10 Marina Galperina

Oh, looky here. A secret stash of  271 unseen, undocumented, authentic Picasso paintings and cubic doodles just “turned up” in a garage of Picasso’s former electrician and his wife. They say the loot was “a gift;” they “aren’t thieves,” they “didn’t do anything wrong…”  except keep 60 million dollars worth of art in a trunk for a […]

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05.24.10 Marina Galperina

Turns out that the prosecutor’s office vastly overestimated the value of the five paintings stolen from the Paris Museum of Modern Art. They’re worth $114-127 million, not $613 million. The heist wasn’t the reported cinematic feat of sophistication either: The museum’s alarm system has been malfunctioning since March and all the thief had to do […]

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05.20.10 Marina Galperina

Last night, a crafty super-thief lifted a record-large loot of museum art with an estimated worth of $600 million. UPDATE: NOT! CCTV captured a “heavily disguised, burly figure” leaping through a broken window of the Paris Museum of Modern Art. […]

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05.05.10 Marina Galperina

Yesterday Christie’s set the auction record by selling a Picasso for $106.5 million to an anonymous bidder, breaking Sotheby’s record for a $104.3 mill Giacometti. The reclining Coco-esque blond in “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” is his young mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter, so that’s twisted, post-coital smugness you’re looking at. She also looked like this, before […]

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