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In Retrospect: Anish Kapoor and Barbara Kruger Took Opposite Approaches to Political Art

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Join us every Saturday as we pick over the week’s leftovers and look back on the week’s tastiest posts, in retrospect.

— In retrospect, the Chinese online auction house Chritrs must’ve known Christie’s would take them to court (and win).

— In retrospect, it’s heartening to see both the art world’s e-commerce ventures (including 20×200, Artspace, and Paddle8) and its paint manufacturers helping out after Hurricane Sandy.

— In retrospect, Barbara Kruger’s pro-education public art campaign in Los Angeles may have found the most perfect venues for her work: billboards and buses.

— In retrospect, Anish Kapoor’s parody of Korean rapper Psy’s “Gangnam Style” music video in support of Ai Weiwei, Pussy Riot, and other censored artists and activists managed to corral an impressive number of museums, too.

— In retrospect, this week’s art historical mustaches for Movember by Joyce Pensato, Edvard Munch, and Otto Dix have all been very creepy — except Chuck Close’s.

— Benjamin Sutton

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