News & Juice – Headlines from the World of Arts

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Summer time is here and the news have slowed down a bit, but we still have a roundup of things you might have missed in the last couple of days.

- Big Think: COULD ART VANDALISM BECOME THE NEW TERRORISM? - The vandalizing of Nicolas Poussin’s paintings The Adoration of the Golden Calf and Adoration of the Shepherds at the National Gallery of Art in London just this past weekend sent shockwaves through the art world and while setting heads spinning, sent minds thinking.

- The Case Against the Grand Egyptian Museum – A Modern Museum for an Ancient Nation?

- Los Angeles Times: Dangerous? After a car accident last week killed a baby, concern is growing over the crowds at the Downtown Art Walk.

- Reuters: Art dealer Leigh Morse, found guilty of defrauding clients, has been ordered to pay $1.65 million in restitution.

Art Daily: Pop and Punk Drawings by German Artist Marc Brandenburg at Hamburger Kunsthalle

A man looks at drawings by artist Marc Brandenburg at the Kunsthalle inHamburg, Germany. From 15 July 2011, the showroom is completely covered in black light and filled with 80 drawings set in negative. EPA/CHRISTIAN CHARISIUS.

- Worldcrunch: ART OF THE REVOLUTION: EGYPTIAN EXHIBITION IN LONDON CAPTURES JAN. 25 CREATIVITY BURST - Nine Egyptian artists offer their interpretations and instinctive reactions to the popular upheaval that swept their country. One of those artists paid the ultimate price.

- The Art Newspaper Dealer interview: Emmanuel Perrotin


A short monologue from the perspective of the typeface comic sans.

- Epicenter: Magic Indeed: J.K. Rowling Rethinks the Art of Fiction

- Concept Generator: WHAT THE FUCK IS MY STREET ART STRATEGY?

20+ Great Geeky Posters For Your Office


This motion graphics video cleverly brings to life vintage album covers from the catalog of jazz record label Blue Note Records. The video is a promo for Bellavista Social Pub in Siena, Italy.

- Islamic Art & Visual Culture – An Anthology of Sources, is a book edited by D. Fairchild Ruggles-Professor of Landscape, Art and Architectural History at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and published by Blackwell Publishing in 2011.

- ARABICA – A DAILY SHOT OF WHAT THE ARAB WORLD IS SAYING/HEARING/SHARING


The Wonderful Art of Johan Thörnqvist (see image above)

- Rare East German Photographs – The Other Side of the Berlin Wall

- There’s an App for That: Gagosian Gallery

- Ars Technica: Computer Beats PC Game After Reading Manual

Rupert Murdoch’s very unfortunate camera angle