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An Artist Painted Putin with Her Breasts: Last Week in Art

Also: Marilyn Minter says, “the art world loves young bad boys and old ladies,” and a gallery is getting sued for looking like a massage parlor.

by Sami Emory
Sep 21 2015, 1:30pm

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+ Dressed up for an installation as a Chinese massage parlor, the Shin Gallery on Orchard Street now faces legal prosecution from pissed off neighbors. [Gothamist]

+ The Broad Museum’s opening this week in L.A. was graced by such contemporary supernovas as Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, John Baldessari, and protests from a teachers' union. [Los Angeles Times]

+ As for the art itself, some critics were far less than laudatory. [Wall Street Journal]

+ Marilyn Minter: “the art world loves young bad boys and old ladies.” [artnet News]

+ Ai Wei Wei and Julian Assange take the ultimate anti-establishment selfie. [Instagram]

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+ Anish Kapoor has been ordered to remove the antisemitic graffiti from his vandalized vagina sculpture "without delay," thanks to the valiant efforts of politician Fabien Bouglé. Says an angered Kapoor, who planned on preserving the graffiti for symbolic value, "It is as if a woman is raped and blamed for her own rape." [artnet News]

+ Is African Art having it’s 15-seconds-of-(art market)-fame? [CNN]

+ The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art announces an expansion which will double the SoHo exhibition space. [ArtForum]

+ Hay bales arranged to [explicitly] depict a cow and a bull fornicating burned down this week. :( [Daily Telegraph]

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+ The SculptureCenter’s 2016 lineup sports exclusively female artists. [ArtNews]

+ Lisa Simonds' Silueta sculpture has been decapitated in Worcester, Massachusetts. [Telegram]

+ The art of video games, according to 21 game creators, comes under question in Matt Sainsbury new investigative book, Game Art. [Forbes]

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+ A Red Bull-sponsored Red Bull show of Red Bull can art comes to Philadelphia. Red Bull. [Philly]

+ Red Bull. Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe’s Scenario in the Shade post-apocalyptic interactive exhibition will fill Red Bull Studios’ Chelsea space for the next three months. [ArtNews

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+ Paradise Built on the Bones of the Slaughtered, Nail Mousa's representation of the Twin Towers alongside burned editions of the Torah, Quran, and Bible—a reaction to 9/11—was banned from an ArtPrize competition. [11 Alive]

+ A.I. is becoming more and more well-equipped to surpass artists. [BBC]

+ Here’s what the Marina Abramovic-art directed Givenchy show looked like. [i-D]

+ Irina Romanovskaya painted this portrait of Vladimir Putin with her breasts. Thank you. [The Art Newspaper]

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+ The National Museum of Women in the Arts will host a female-focused conversation series to discuss art, women, and women’s art. [artnet News]

+ Maya Angelou’s art collection, including a quilt commissioned by Oprah for the late writer’s 61st birthday, sold for $1.3 million at the Swann Galleries Sale on Tuesday. [BET]

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