Saturday, February 27, 2010

somebody's head on a platter

An article about this lost Titian, and the failure of a major auctionhouse to fully research and advise, may be viewed here; a short provenance, here.

lent clothes

An article may be viewed here.

sad spam

Have we learned nothing from Rogers v. Koons (1992)? This set of facts features a photograph by Alex Brown, and a sculpture by LittleWhitehead. An article may be viewed here.

Friday, February 26, 2010

lucy the slut

These ads were removed from bus shelter spaces in Colorado; the ads are for Avenue Q. A blog post may be viewed here.

thinly veiled

An article about the curator's veiled prediction, may be viewed here.

temecula again

The NCAC wrote a letter protesting the removal of a painting of a female nude from a private gallery in Temecula; an article on NCAC's website may be viewed here.

fair enough? update

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided, in a 2-1 decision, that the US Postal Service's use of an image of the artist's sculpture, the Column, was not a fair use and was a violation of copyright law. The case has been remanded to the Federal Claims Court, for a determination of damages. An aricle may be viewed here.

This is an update of a prior post (September 10, 2009) called 'Fair Enough?'

rest in peace

Israel (est. 1949) has announced an intention to include the Cave of the Patriarchs (Hebron) and Rachel's Tomb (Bethlehem) on its list of national heritage sites; an article may be viewed here.


An article about the appellant's lawyers' failure to comply with court filing procedures resulting in dismissal of the artist's appeal, may be viewed here. This is an update of 2 prior posts: Red Shirts (November 14, 2009) and Flag on the Play (December 26, 2009.)

Updated March 18, 2010, here.

tough subject

An article about this portrait in a competition, may be viewed here.

I'm outa here

The difference between 'offered sanctuary' and 'change nationalities' is not always clear however, an article may be viewed here. Comments from the arts community in the artist's homeland may be found here.

Updated February 27, 2010: An article about the artist's decision to accept Qatar's offer of citizenship and renounce his Indian citizenship, may be viewed here.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

guns and roses

An article referencing these images may be viewed here; the Whitney Biennial runs through May 30, 2010.

check out at temecula library

An article may be viewed here. Temecula is California's only prominent wine region south of Los Angeles. I'm just saying.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

forcible eviction

An article may be viewed here.

no brag just fort

An article about the design of the planned US embassy in London may be viewed here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

gone gaga

An article about the magazine cover may be viewed here. Doffing the ArtBaby.


Despite the content on the brand's website, it seems the purchase-by-a-Chinese-entity agreement has broken down, so this brand may be winding down. Looking ahead, though, this artist has a prototype- idea for unused inventory, described here.

Monday, February 22, 2010

blowing smoke

An article about this ad campaign in France may be viewed here. Doffing the ArtSmith.

wash your hands

An article about Apple removing certain apps may be viewed here. The Daily Beast profiles the top ten, here.

explain it to me like I'm 4

An article featuring this artwork may be viewed here. Big people desiring details will have to find their own numbers and make their own charts.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

ode on an urn

An article about an exhibit of Viola Frey, terming her ceramics 'under-appreciated,' may be viewed here.

get your 'irish' up

An article about this structure, a mock-up of a Belfast (yes you read that right) pub, discussed as art, may be viewed here.

who'll answer the phones?

An article may be viewed here.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

massive attack

An article about this cover art, banned in the Tube, may be viewed here.

victoria's secret

An article, and information about the exhibit, may be viewed here.

happy birthday photoshop

Adobe's Photoshop turned 20 yesterday; an article may be viewed here. The image was taken and altered, in 1992.

packing lunch

An article about the open carry law in California may be viewed here. I know, I digress.

Friday, February 19, 2010

textbook case

An article may be viewed here.

stairway to heaven

An article about the sculpture may be viewed here.

gay up

An article about the ad campaign may be viewed here.

miss March

An article about the models in this calendar may be viewed here.


Much Haitian art and cultural property was destroyed in the earthquake, January 12, 2010; an article about the destruction may be viewed here.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

are you smarter than a 5th grader

Google modified, prior to publication, an 11 year old artist's winning contest submission, due to Google's inability to come to terms with the holder of the copyright of the Australian Aboriginal flag; an article may be viewed here. An article about the Australian Aboriginal flag, its designer and its meaning, may be viewed here.

money talks

Late last year, the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation ordered the State Museum in Saint Petersburg to transfer a precious icon, The Holy Virgin of Toropets, to a new church located in an exclusive gated community amidst millionaire homes in a Moscow exurb. The community features 2 checkpoints, traffic sensors and video surveillance. The public at large may not enter the elite village. An article highlighting the role of money in the loan and placement of this culturally important artwork may be viewed here.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

new drag city

This photographer's portfolio at the Arlington Art's Center through April 3; at American University Museum through March 6; and at the Curator's Office through March 27. That just seems like an awful lot of drag; a press release here.

that settles that

An article about the agreed-terms between an heir and a good-faith-purchaser-for-value, may be viewed here.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

hair and curling

The AP has not commented on the existence of any reference photos, if any; the article may be viewed here.

mic dreamy

An article with a video of Michelangelo's coming out drawings, may be viewed here.

Monday, February 15, 2010

green peace

The photographer has been arrested; an article may be viewed here.

additional training required

A hobbyist arrested for photographing a public transit train; an article may be viewed here.


An article about the fog/steam question may be viewed here.

so you think you can dance

An article on the photographer's website may be viewed here. This is an update of prior post, 'Dancing Lesson."

Sunday, February 14, 2010

captain america

An article may be viewed here.

kind of a head scratcher

An article may be found here.

balls and strikes

The staff of the National Gallery has announced an intention to strike, beginning February 16. Oh my god, that's next Tuesday. An article may be viewed here.

tulsa time

An article about the proposed installation in Tulsa may be viewed here.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

plant my ride

This federal case involves the distinction between advertising and art, and consequent protection under the VARA; the decision may be viewed here.


Tourists will no longer be permitted to photgraph holdings of the National Archives after February 24; an article may be viewed here.