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Apr 16

newyorker:

Ben Mauk on the case of Ai Weiwei’s “million-dollar” broken vase: http://nyr.kr/1jFqhwR

“Stories of vandalism, destruction, forgery, and theft fascinate us because they are such tidy allegories of our relationship to art, a relationship that, at least since the time of the Armory Show, has consisted of a bizarre admixture of suspicion, discomfort, and occult reverence. Today, these attitudes are neatly characterized by the large fortunes that art sometimes commands.”

Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty

newyorker:

Ben Mauk on the case of Ai Weiwei’s “million-dollar” broken vase: http://nyr.kr/1jFqhwR

“Stories of vandalism, destruction, forgery, and theft fascinate us because they are such tidy allegories of our relationship to art, a relationship that, at least since the time of the Armory Show, has consisted of a bizarre admixture of suspicion, discomfort, and occult reverence. Today, these attitudes are neatly characterized by the large fortunes that art sometimes commands.”

Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty

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itcameasnosurprise:

Katsushika Hokusai

itcameasnosurprise:

Katsushika Hokusai

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les-sources-du-nil:

Eugène Atget (1857-1927)
Onions, circa 1900

les-sources-du-nil:

Eugène Atget (1857-1927)

Onions, circa 1900

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historicaltimes:

Nikola Tesla in his laboratory c.1899

historicaltimes:

Nikola Tesla in his laboratory c.1899

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red-lipstick:

Louis Pons (b. 1927, Marseilles, France) - Unknown Title     Drawings: Pen + Black Ink

red-lipstick:

Louis Pons (b. 1927, Marseilles, France) - Unknown Title     Drawings: Pen + Black Ink

(Source: invaluable.com)

peelingcrimson:

‘The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.’
Frida Kahlo

peelingcrimson:

‘The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.’

Frida Kahlo

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amberdelange:

Terence Koh

amberdelange:

Terence Koh

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nevver:

Hey, that’s my bike.

nevver:

Hey, that’s my bike.

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thirdorgan:

Mark Epstein   /   Cellist, early 1920s

thirdorgan:

Mark Epstein / Cellist, early 1920s