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Fans Who Risk Death for the Art of Heavy Metal

Not that any of this will change the attitude of the West’s self-appointed metropolitan tastemakers, who sneer at metal’s working-class roots, melodramatic stage antics and anthemic choruses. But it is precisely these…
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Settlement Draws Near in Vivian Maier Copyright Fight

Part of the legal saga surrounding the estate of Vivian Maier is drawing to a close a year and a half after it began. The Cook County public administrator, which since late 2014 has been administering the deceased…
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Hitler’s Sketches of Potential Nazi Logos

From the archives of the Bavarian State Ministry of Finance, Munich. Via ClassicPics on Twitter. According to their Twitter handle, ClassicPics tweets historical photos of the good and bad, fun and sad moments from bygone…
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Getty Faces Discrimination Lawsuit over Multicultural Internship Program

A discrimination lawsuit filed by Samantha Niemann against the Getty Foundation alleges she was denied an undergraduate internship with the institution because she is white. In the lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles…
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Art Collectors Under Scrutiny in New York Tax Probe

With results this profitable, it is likely that NYS investigations of art transactions will continue. Heads up! More here, via Forbes. Tweet

Art, Law and Aesthetics Conference Video Available Online

If you’re interested in aesthetics and law, here’s link to the video (mp4) of a panel I was part of on art and law this past March as part of the Questioning Aesthetics Symposium at the Rhode Island School of Design. I…
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Court Rules Food Theft ‘not a Crime’ If Hungry

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