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Deitch’s Last Show: Shepard Fairey Portraits
This exhibition will be his first and last under Deitch’s mantle.
James Franco Announces His New Gallery Show, Done
Even after his ‘GH’ stint ends, Franco the artist will live on!
Urs Fischer Skips Own New Museum Opening; Interactive Sculpture Disappoints
The work, a motion-activated replica of a human tongue called ‘Noisette,’ is intended to result in a “mischievous slapstick routine.”
New York Philharmonic Postpones Havana Concert After Patrons Are Shut Out
Oops: The company has been granted travel licenses, but the folks financing the excursion aren’t allowed in.
Is Met Opera GM Peter Gelb Spending When He Should Be Cutting?
Yes, claim his critics.
kumar goes to washington
Will Kal Penn’s New Job Mean a Kumar-less
Harold & Kumar
“I’ve decided to take a step away from acting, so I hope that the folks who make the ‘Harold & Kumar’ films will respect my decision to work in public service.”
First Posthumous Michael Jackson–Memorabilia Auction Scheduled for Today
Actually, it was randomly scheduled before yesterday’s events. But still: creepy.
Zombies Invade Governors Island
Yesterday, volunteers hopped the ferry to film the final scene of a movie called ‘Isle of the Dead.’
MoMA Denies Being Complicit With Poster Boy
CBS Outdoor, the firm that installed MoMA’s ads in the Atlantic-Pacific subway station, believes MoMA approved of Poster Boy’s remix.
Poster Boy Remixes MoMA Subway Ads
On February 10, the Museum of Modern Art launched one of its most extensive and expensive advertising campaigns in history. Then Poster Boy showed up.
UPDATE: Senator Charles Schumer in Hot Water With Local Arts Organizations
No one seems happy that the stimulus package all but ignored the arts.
Elizabeth Peyton’s (Not So) Welcome Home
The art collective Ridykeulous toasts (or is it roasts?) Elizabeth Peyton.
How Do You Stop an Art Collector From Charging?
Until recently, Sotheby’s accepted Visa, MasterCard, and American Express for auction purchases — but not anymore!
George Steel Already Here, General Managing at City Opera
Steel’s official start date may be February 1, but he’s not wasting any time in Dallas.
Exclusive: George Steel to Be Named General Manager of New York City Opera
The announcement could come as early as this evening, two sources with insider knowledge of the situation told Vulture today.
Has New York City Opera Found Its New Director?
A former executive director of NYCO says the embattled company will appoint George Steel, the former director of Columbia University’s Miller Theater, to the position.
major screw jobs
Madoff’s Other Victim: Culture
Arts institutions could be the next victims of Bernard Madoff’s malpractice.
Is New York City Opera Headed for Bankruptcy?
A former high-ranking staff member says declaring bankruptcy is ‘a real possibility and perhaps a good option.’
Rich Lady Opens 14,000-Square-Foot Gallery to Sell Her Own Art
’It never occurred to me to market through an existing gallery,’ says Tzarev.