A rare permanently installed art project by Michael Asher has been destroyed. San Diego 6 and Hyperallergic have more on this story. I'd like to add that although the obvious question here is whether this project gets restored and how, one added question we have is how the answer to this question would differ if Asher were still alive. You see, when it concerned his art projects, Asher's way of thinking was that the events that unfolded due to an art projects reception and/or controversy would become part of the artwork. Most artists or their estates would react by having the ...
Via The AmLaw Litigation Daily, The Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development sued Target in 2013, claiming it illegally profited from Parks' fame and violated her publicity rights. Target's lawyers at Faegre Baker Daniels didn't dispute that the retailer had sold the Parks-themed merchandise in stores and online. But they asserted that Target had a right to sell the products under the First Amendment because they were all biographical works "relevant to matters of legitimate public concern." U.S. District Judge W. Keith Watkins in Montgomery agreed on Monday, holding that the First Amendment shielded Target's sales.
[caption id="attachment_7879" align="alignnone" width="222"] Jesse Howard, Untitled (God Bless the Owl), 1956.[/caption] If you're in St. Louis, seems like there's an interesting exhibition over at the Contemporary Art Museum. By all accounts, self-taught artist Jesse Howard was cantankerous. In middle of the last century, it wasn't unusual to see hand-painted signs on country roads advertising a traveling fair or a farm sale. But Howard's signs offered Bible verses. They proclaimed his anger at his neighbors and the government, and his disappointments with the world around him. "Every word I'm saying's the truth," the artist said of his work. "Every word." ... Speaking ...
[caption id="attachment_7847" align="alignnone" width="300"] Tilted Arc, by Richard Serra. Originally installed at the Jacob Javits Federal Building, New York City, (1981-1989).[/caption] Given that it is curators who frame the context of an exhibition, during a controversy they are usually the ones to also negotiate with the hosting institution and the general public, handle the fallout of controversies, while also making decisions about keeping or removing specific works. The goal of this seminar series is to inform and equip curators with strategic and legal means with which to safeguard their curatorial vision and to negotiate effectively with diverse and interested parties. This one-day ...
[caption id="attachment_7874" align="alignnone" width="185"] Hermann Nitsch[/caption] According to Artnet News: The Museo Jumex in Mexico City has suspended an exhibition by the controversial Austrian artist after an online petition asking for its cancellation gathered over 5,000 signatures. Nitsch's Marc Straus gallery comments, here.
Several art galleries and dealers have received subpoenas from the Manhattan district attorney’s office requesting sales and shipping records, according to lawyers for the businesses, suggesting that investigators may be revisiting the issue of whether galleries and collectors are properly paying sales tax for art sold in New York[.]
Don’t get excited, this doesn’t mean there will be regulation of the art market any time soon, but what it does highlight is how collectors and art galleries–presumably all politically liberal–don’t exactly practice what they preach.
Via The NY Times.
As we reported earlier on our Twitter Page, radical entrepreneur, artist and protester Tania Bruguera will not be drinking any Cuba libres anytime soon.
she will have to remain in Cuba for at least 60 more days as prosecutors weigh charges against her, according to a statement issued by her sister Deborah Bruguera and the artist’s activism organization #YoTambienExijo (#IAlsoDemand).
If you can’t do the time…don’t do the crime.
Craig Anthony Miller — who also goes by the tagger name “CAM” — sued the Toll Brothers last Wednesday for using images of his artwork to help sell nearby luxury condos. We think keyboards these days should just have a “copyright infringement lawsuit” key.
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