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M.C. Escher has been turn into an Instagram attraction. Here's something on the origins of Escher's style in WWII exile and his fandom in '60s drug culture (including his ice-cold brush off of Mick Jagger):
https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/mc-escher-the-exhibition-and-experience-1300757
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The Masterpiece Cakeshop case, and how the slippery definition of "art" became weaponized in the battle against gay marriage
https://news.artnet.com/opinion/is-a-cake-really-a-masterpiece-1297892
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The post Julia Halperin and I did on auction house stock photography has caused the Sotheby's and Christie's to rethink how they do the practice!
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-art-women/auction-houses-ditch-art-girls-as-sex-fails-to-sell-idUSKCN1J02L2
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Here's a piece on that New York magazine story about Anna Delvey, who managed to use promises of a "Soho House for art" to live the high life for years
https://news.artnet.com/opinion/anna-delvey-art-instagram-1294325
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Jordan Peterson, the Controversial Pro-Male Philosopher, Says He Hates Postmodern Art. But He Secretly Loves It!
https://news.artnet.com/opinion/jordan-peterson-art-1291505
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The world does not really need another 'This Is America' think piece but I am trying out a new format, bringing together a gallery review with some art-in-pop-culture reflections, to see if it adds up to more than the sum of its parts
https://news.artnet.com/opinion/why-donald-glovers-this-america-is-a-major-art-moment-more-critical-thoughts-on-culture-1284890
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