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Instagrams of the Art World: Laurie Anderson, Choir Boys, and More

Laurie Anderson embodied “Future Feminism” during a performance at the Hole’s new show. Photo courtesy of Danish artist Jesper Just (jesperjust).

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Instagrams of the Art World: Dustin Yellin in Drag, Jenna Lyons, Usher, and More

Paddle8 co-founder Alexander Gilkes (gilkesa) snapped this priceless shot of artist Dustin Yellin walking in the Misha Nonoo runway show (he collaborated with the designer on some of the collection’s prints) in the guise of what we can only assume is an over-caffeinated fashion editor.

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Art Bars: Hair Of The Dog (Yes, Really)

Since we’ve previously focused on art-world hangs like Beverly’s and Cafe Dancer, it might come as somewhat of a surprise that we’re choosing to grace riotous L.E.S. spot Hair of the Dog as a so-called “art bar.” Yes, it may be festooned with dozens of television screens tuned to major sporting events; and yes, on Sunday afternoons it may be filled with rowdy, drunk-too-early-in-the-day recreational soccer clubs, all wearing matching pink t-shirts and jabbering loudly over Top 40 pop music. And yes, it’s owned by a consortium that also helms such pun-titled dens of excess as Down the Hatch and The Thirteenth Step. But bear with us for a minute and you’ll see Hair of the Dog’s genius, or at least its genius-potential.

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Instagrams of the Art World: Scorsese, De Niro, Miranda July, and More

French street artist JR (jr) snapped this adorable moment with Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro.

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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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Instagrams of the Art World: Murillo Does the Ice Bucket Challenge, Louis C.K., and More

Art flipping collector Stefan Simchowitz (stefansimchowitz) challenged artist Oscar Murillo to the ALS ice bucket challenge that went viral this week.

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Instagrams of the Art World: Katy Perry Loves Surrealism, Schama Visits the Frick, and More

Katy Perry (katyperry) did some copious instagramming during a visit to the Art Institute of Chicago where she snapped images of several iconic Magritte works in addition to this selfie with Grant Wood’s “American Gothic.”

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Instagrams of the Art World: Val Kilmer, President Obama, Bob Ross, and More

Artist Enoc Perez (enocperez) posted this paparazzi-style photo with none other than Val Kilmer. Wonder what those two were up to…

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At ArtCrush in Aspen, a Crushing Success

In the entry hall of collectors Amy and John Phelan’s Aspen home currently hangs a canvas that reads, “We gave a party for the Gods, and the Gods all came.” It’s a small work in comparison to the wall-size Raquib Shaw that hangs across from it and has far less star power than the significant works by Ed Ruscha, Jenny Holzer, Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol, and Jack Pierson that lie across the threshold. But when the Phelans host Wine Crush, the bold-face name-studded, oenophilic event that kicks off the Aspen Art Museum’s annual Art Crush gala benefit weekend, the statement transforms from aspiration to truism.

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Instagrams of the Art World: Wet Pomeranians, Elton John, Fire Island, and More

The Hole’s Kathy Grayson (kathy__grayson) gave her famous Pomeranian, Bertram — who happens to have his own instagram account (bertiebertthepom) — a bath this week and it was adorable.

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