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Scientists Discovered a Dinosaur Tail Covered In Feathers | Last Week in Art

Also of note, a cedar art installation made over a dozen FBI employees sick and put one in the hospital.

A lot went down last week in the weird and wild world of Art. Some things were more scandalous than others, some were just plain wacky—but all of them are worth knowing about. Without further ado:  

+ In Myanmar, paleontologist Lida Xing found the first dinosaur tail preserved in an apricot-sized piece of amber some 99 million years old. [Colossal, National Geographic]

+ In the wake of his new album release, Childish Gambino released a new VR experience of a live performance of the song "Me and Your Mama." [YouTube]


+ Google has released a VR tour of New York’s Christmas window displays. [Adweek]


+ A long-lost drawing by Leonardo da Vinci just popped up at an auction house in Paris. It's valued at $15.8 million. [The New York Times]

+ Kanye West’s first outing since since the hospital was to the MOCA. [Artnet News]

+ Researchers at the University of Washington have created a game you control with your mind. [Engadget]


+ More than a dozen employees of the FBI are claiming to have gotten sick from a $750,000 cedar sculpture that was recently installed in their Miami office. [Politico]

+ The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra returned a $500,000 nazi-looted painting by neo-impressionist Paul Signac. [Profil]

+ In protesting the Jaipur Art Summit, right-wing groups in India attacked artist Radha Binod Sharma. [Indian Express]


+ The CIA declassified 75 years of surveillance maps to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its Cartography Center. [Hyperallergic]

+ The Denver Art Museum received a $25 million private donation. [CBS Denver]

+ The Mayor of Oakland has promised a $1.7 million grant for affordable art spaces after the tragic Ghost Ship warehouse fire. [SF Gate]


+ A Chicago-based design firm proposed a giant art installation of flying pigs to cover up the city’s Trump Tower sign. [Arch Paper]

+ Over 120 demonstrators marched on the offices of the Artis arts organization in Manhattan to protests the company’s stance on the Israeli occupation of Palestine. [Hyperallergic]


+ Artist Jenny Holzer created a sculpture inspired by Walt Whitman’s poetry for the New York AIDS memorial. [The Art Newspaper]

+ The prize pot for Britain’s "museum of the year" award just got bigger. [The Guardian]


+ Pantone’s Color of the Year 2017 is: 15-0343 Greenery. [The Creators Project]

+ The 2017 Golden Globe nominations were just announced. Damien Chazelle’s La La Land leads the pack, with seven nominations. [Entertainment Weekly]

Did we miss any pressing art world stories? Let us know in the comments below!


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