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Sneak Peak: Preview ART21’s Season 7 Episode With Katharina Grosse

As PBS stalwart ART21 gears up for its seventh season, we’ve partnered with the series to premiere exclusive clips from some of their upcoming episodes. Over the next five weeks, we’ll spotlight one new artist featured this season until the series premiere on October 24.

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Instagrams of the Art World: Le1f, Botero, Burning Man, and More

Artist Rashaad Newsome (rashaadnewsome) snapped this photo of rapper Le1f and brand ambassador Ian Isiah at his King of Arms Art Ball where they were judges on Sunday night.

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High Museum Gets $2.5M for Folk Art

Atlanta-based philanthropists Dan Boone and his late wife Merrie Boone have given $2.5 million to the city’s High Museum of Art to be used toward folk art initiatives, including the endowment of a permanent curator in the Folk and Self-Taught Art department. A search for this new curator is currently underway.

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Miranda July Launches App That Sends Messages Through Strangers

Miranda July is at it again with her projects-about-lonely-people antics. This time, the filmmaker-actress-performance artist has created a messaging app called Somebody that provokes interaction between strangers (what else?).  “When you send your friend a message through Somebody, it goes — not to your friend — but to the Somebody user nearest your friend,” the press release explains. “This person (likely a stranger) delivers the message verbally, acting as your stand-in.”

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2015 Armory Antique Show Cancelled

Next year’s Armory Antique Show has been cancelled because the United States National Guard needs their drill hall. Turns out the 69th Regiment Armory, where the fair typically takes place in late January, is owned by the National Guard and they need to use it for military drills during the time the fair was slated to take place.

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NeueHouse Gets Tiki Pop Treatment From Cyril Duval

Ahead of his first show at Johannes Vogt Gallery, artist-designer-Shanzai Biennial co-founder Cyril Duval (aka ITEM IDEM) has designed a “Tiki Pop” façade for swanky workspace NeueHouse.  Filling the windows at NeueHouse’s East 25th Street location, the design is inspired by the Razzle Dazzle ships of WWI. Check out more of Duval’s work when “VOIR DIRE” opens at Johannes Vogt on September 13.

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Awol Erizku’s Afropunk Portraits

More art-related things from the Vogue universe today: Artist Awol Erizku took some really great photos at the Afropunk Festival over the weekend for the magazine’s site. Included are 28 portraits of concertgoers sporting particularly artful hairstyles. Look out for supermodel Imaan Hammam, DJ Juliana Huxtable, and musician Zoë Kravitz.

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Vogue Asked Dustin Yellin to Revamp Its Logo

Yesterday, Vogue.com debuted their newly designed website and in celebration of the occasion they’ve created a series in which buzzy artists “reimagine” the magazine’s logo. Dustin Yellin is the first up to bat with a colorful video filmed from underneath a glass table. “I made this after I ate a large plate of fruit,” Yellin told Vogue. Check it out here.

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Feline Art Takeover Shows No Signs Of Slowing

Yesterday may have been National Dog Day, but there’s certainly been no shortage of cat-related buzz in the art world, from this feline-centric exhibition at 356 Mission in San Francisco to Irena Jurek’s sex kittens in New York. Now the photographic group and online exhibition platform Humble Arts Foundation is seizing the, um, meowgeist with “New Cats In Art Photography,” a serious-sounding array of 100 images curated by Jon Feinstein.

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ICP and Holocaust Museum Launch Roman Vishniac Online Archive

The entire 40,000-object archive of photographer Roman Vishniac is being made available online thanks to a joint project between the International Center of Photography (ICP) and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. 9,000 negatives have already been uploaded to the archive’s digital database. Vishniac, who extensively documented Eastern European Jewish communities during the rise of the Nazis, was the subject of a 40-year retrospective at the ICP last year that is currently traveling to other institutions.

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