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MOCAtv to Debut Sketch-Comedy and Art Show, Starring Fred Armisen and Jack Black

by Corinna Kirsch on December 11, 2013
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Alert: Fred Armisen of Portlandia and Saturday Night Live fame is going to make more art jokes!

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It’s Official: Jeffrey Deitch Will Be Leaving MOCA

by Corinna Kirsch on July 24, 2013
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Earlier this week, the Internet was abuzz with rumors of Jeffrey Deitch’s departure from MOCA. At 9:37 PM Eastern Standard Time, MOCA sent out an email announcing a major change ahead for Los Angeles’ contemporary art museum.

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Vote! You Have One Week to Turn Postmasters’ Magda Sawon Into a Sculpture

by Corinna Kirsch on June 24, 2013
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Our #getbusted campaign for Magda Sawon sure has paid off. With this week’s announcement of the contest finalists, we found out she’s made the cut!

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MOCA Gets Three New Board Members

by Whitney Kimball on April 10, 2013
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The Baer Faxt reports that MOCA’s artist board members John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, Catherine Opie, and Barbara Kruger have been replaced.

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Woman Pees On, About, or Around Clyfford Still Painting

by Whitney Kimball on January 5, 2012
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The Huffington Post reports that 36-year-old Denver woman Carmen Tisch punched, scratched, rubbed her butt on, and peed next to a $30-$40 million Clyfford Still painting.

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2012 Whitney Biennial List, Leaked

by Paddy Johnson on December 21, 2011
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Thanks to GalleristNY for publishing an email with the names of the Whitney Biennial artists. So far the blog’s only been able to confirm 8 of the 51 names, but we’re republishing the list with some initial thoughts.

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Art Fag City Wins Village Voice Web Award for The Second Year Running

by Paddy Johnson on December 8, 2011
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Good news! Art Fag City won the Village Voice Web Award for Best Art Blog last night night for the second year running. We’re very, very grateful, and also NUMBER ONE WOO HOO SUCK IT NERDS

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Class Tension Palpable at Sotheby’s Auction Protest

by Whitney Kimball on November 10, 2011
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Sotheby's held its best auction in three years last night, while just outside its heavily-guarded headquarters at 1334 York Avenue over a hundred students, union workers, and Occupy Wall Street protesters picketed the auction house’s lockout of 42 union art handlers. Chanting such teamster slogans such as “What's disgusting? Union busting!” and blowing whistles in front of a pair of inflatable mascots – one a rat, the other a fat cat squeezing a worker in its fist – the protests had seemingly little effect on the auction, which cleared an estimated $315.8 million and exceeded the high estimate of $270.8 million. The art handlers have been locked out by the auction company over a contract dispute that began July 29.

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The Romantic Language of Art Fair Press Releases: Addendum

by Paddy Johnson on October 19, 2011
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Yesterday GalleristNY posted a selection art fair wrap up press releases published between 2010 and 2011. They glow with enthusiasm about the market. So what did they look like in 2008, immediately after the stock market crashed? Here’s a look.

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