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The Iconic ‘Doge’ Couch, One Of The Most Famous Meme Couches Of All Time, Is Being Put Up For Auction
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Perhaps the most famous couch in memes (or second depending on who you ask) that served as the backdrop to the original Doge meme and it’
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Florida City Council BDSM Appearance Linked To Promotional Stunt For South Florida Dungeon Rentals
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A city commission meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida roughly a month ago was surprised when a dominatrix accompanied by two subs approached the dais when
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Open Letter Voices Concern for Madrid’s Reina Sofía Following Departure of Longtime Director
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An open letter voicing support for Manuel Borja-Villel, the former head of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, is circulating amid Spain’s election
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UNESCO Adds the Ukrainian City Odesa to List of Endangered World Heritage Sites
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The historic center of the Ukrainian Black Sea port city Odesa has been added to UNESCO’s list of endangered World Heritage sites.  The key strategic port
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NASCAR Bans ‘Gamecube Maneuver’ For Being Too Awesome (And Dangerous)
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NASCAR is sucking all the fun out of watching cars turn left for two hours by banning the so-called «Gamecube Maneuver,» a dangerous stunt that
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Russian Artist Could Face Prison Time After Police Raid Exhibition with Anti-War Art
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An exhibition of 20 works with anti-war themes was raided by police in St. Petersburg, Russia, seizing the pieces that had been on view, according to the
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Japanese Researchers Uncover Seven-Foot Iron Sword from Ancient Burial Mound
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Japanese researchers discovered a large dakō iron sword and a giant bronze mirror in a 4th-century burial mound in the city of Nara. The two items were
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US Authorities Probe Auction Houses over Ties to Sanctioned Russians
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Federal authorities in New York have subpoenaed auction houses for records linked to sanctioned Russian businesspeople as sprawling investigations into
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Questions Loom About Vatican Monsignor’s Collection Following His Death
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Italian Monsignor Michele Basso, a Vatican official who was once investigated by the Roman government for allegedly trying to sell counterfeit antiquities
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Pope Francis Bewilders Twitter With Thoughts On Middle Finger
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It’s not every day you wake up and find the Pope waxing poetic on vulgar gestures, but today is apparently a special day, for Pope Francis has offered
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Rising Artist’s Video Was Edited for New Singapore Art Fair, With State Agency Claiming It Was ‘Unsuitable’ for Children
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At the inaugural edition of ART SG held in January at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre in Singapore, Shanghai-born multimedia artist Lu Yang’s
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Mass Strike of U.K. Cultural Workers Forces British Museum to Close
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Strikes among the United Kingdom’s cultural workers forced the unexpected closure of the British Museum in London yesterday. Last week, civil servants
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Amateur Archaeologist in Belgium Finds Fragment of Mysterious Roman Object That May Have Been Used for Sorcery
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A fragment of a mysterious ancient Roman object known as a dodecahedron was found in Belgium, Live Science reports. The dodecahedron is a 12-sided, hollow
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Micro-controversy About ‘Smash’ Player Riddles Throwing Controller In Frustration Reaches New Levels Of Absurd After He Leaks Kotaku Reporter’s Questions
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The Super Smash Brothers competitive community is notorious for taking things way too seriously, and prone to generating controversy from seemingly inoffensive
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New AP African American Studies Course to Include a Focus on Art—With Few Living Artists Required
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The College Board has revealed the framework for its new Advanced Placement African American Studies course, which will be offered to high schoolers across the U.
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U.S. Prosecutors Investigate Russians’ Art Buys, Jenny Moore Joins Montana Art Group, and More: Morning Links for February 2, 2023
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To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines THE WAR IN UKRAINE.
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France to Return ‘Talking Drum’ to Côte d’Ivoire in Latest Repatriation
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A wooden instrument confiscated by the French army in 1916 and housed at the Quai Branly Museum in Paris will be returned to the Museum of Civilizations
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Whitney Union Protests at Luxe Museum Party as Contract Negotiations Lag
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Last night, as guests of the Whitney Museum enjoyed the return of its annual fundraising party, unionized workers of the institution rallied by the entrance
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Tom Brady Re-retires, And Many Football Fans Fire Off Their RIP BOZO Memes In Return
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Tom Brady, roughly 800 years old, has elected to retire (again) after an underwhelming season that saw his Tampa Bay Buccaneers ousted in round one of
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UK Judge Rules That Tate Modern’s Viewing Platform Is a ‘Nuisance’ to Nearby Luxury Apartment Owners
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At the top of the Tate Modern’s extension, the Blavatnik Building, is a viewing deck were the museum’s attendees can take in the views of London.
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Atrioc Releases Second Apology For Deepfake Porn Scandal In Twitlonger Form
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Disgraced Twitch streamer Atrioc has released a second, more formal apology for looking at deepfake pornography of his friends and colleagues, including
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Anish Kapoor’s Bean Sculpture in New York Is Finally Here
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After years of delays, the smaller version of Cloud Gate, the popular sculpture in Chicago by the British-Indian artist Anish Kapoor, has finally opened in New York.
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Influential Graphic Designer Carin Goldberg Dies at 69, Botticelli Show Is Coming to San Francisco, and More: Morning Links for February 1, 2023
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To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines THE BUILDERS. The many architectural
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New Photos Of Billy Mitchell Allege His ‘Donkey Kong’ Joystick Was Modified, Purportedly Threatening Legal Cases
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The notorious gamer Billy Mitchell, known for his Donkey Kong accolades and self-professed title as the «King of Kong,» has a history of suing
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Artist Award Roundup: Ebony G. Patterson Wins High Museum’s Driskell Prize, Creative Capital Names 2023 Awardees, and More
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The High Museum of Art in Atlanta has given its 2023 David C. Driskell Prize to artist Ebony G. Patterson, who is based in Chicago and Kingston, Jamaica.
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Christie’s Ordered to Return Painting That Was Confiscated During World War II to Proust Heirs
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A French court has ordered Christie’s to return an 18th-century Dutch painting to the heirs of a French banker and distant relative of Marcel Proust that
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Eliza Bleu Controversy Raises Questions About Corruption And Free Speech At Twitter
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A series of accusations that activist-influencer and reported human trafficking survivor Eliza Bleu lied about large parts of her life story have kicked
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HOARD: How Artist Ben Werther’s Collecting Habits Have Influenced His Work
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When Ben Werther was 8 years old, he’d head to the field at the back of his elementary school to dig in the dirt. “People would play soccer or football
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Russian Culture Ministry Demands That Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery Align with State ‘Spiritual and Moral Values’
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The Russian Ministry of Culture reportedly sent a letter to Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery demanding that it change its exhibits to be in line with “spiritual
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Twitch Streamer TheGrefg Treats Two Million Awards Show Viewers To ASCII Among Us Penis
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One wonders what compels one of the world’s most experienced Twitch streamers to hold a formal event in which part of the proceedings involve subjecting
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5,000-Year-Old ‘Tavern’ Still Stocked with Food Unearthed by Archaeologists in Iraq
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Archaeologists have uncovered a large tavern complete with benches, a type of ancient clay refrigerator called a “zeer”, an oven, and storage containers
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The History of Misspelling Georgia O’Keeffe’s Name Continues With New Tribute in Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal
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After years of stuttered construction, the $11 billion Long Island Rail Road terminal in Grand Central has opened — and commuters have already noticed
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Silverlens Takes on Estates of Carlos Villa and Leo Valledor, Two Major Filipino American Artists
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The Manila-based gallery Silverlens, which opened a New York outpost last September, has taken on the estates of two major Filipino American artists from
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Silverlens Takes on Estates of Carlos Villa and Leo Valledor, Two Major Filipino American Artists
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The Manila-based gallery Silverlens, which opened a New York outpost last September, has taken on the estates of two major Filipino American artists from
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E3 Looks Very Dead After Microsoft, Sony, And Nintendo Opt To Skip 2023
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E3, once the marquee event for the video game industry’s giants to generate hype for upcoming titles, may have just gotten the final nail in its
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Art Theft Trial Underway in France, National Gallery Acquires George Morrison Painting, and More: Morning Links for January 31, 2023
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Souls Grown Deep Foundation Launches Custom Print Program, Aiming to Give Direct Support to Famed Artists and Estates
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The Souls Grown Deep Foundation & Community Partnership (SGD) announced today that it is launching a custom print program with more than 100 fine art
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France Acquires Caillebotte Painting with $47 M. in Funding from LVMH
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The luxury holdings company LVMH has backed France’s acquisition of a valuable painting by Gustave Caillebotte. The painting will now be held by the Musée
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A Rare Chandelier by Alberto Giacometti, Bought for $300, Is Set to Make Millions at Auction 
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It’s the story every antique store sleuth hopes to star in: a curious object, purchased for a pittance, reveals itself as the work of a blue-chip artist.