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Instagrams of the Art World: #BKArtistsBall, Asking Yoko Out, and More

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What To Expect at Tonight’s Brooklyn Artists Ball

As the Brooklyn Museum gears up for its fifth Annual Artists Ball, honoring retiring museum director Arnold Lehman, we got a preview of the artist-curated tables. Check out the photos below — and look out for more coverage tomorrow. For starters, above is ZBehl’s “The Female Trickster’s Chariot,” which features large-scale, hand-painted plywood figures, which represent a new archetype for female artists.

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Instagrams of the Art World: Dallas Art Week, “Unbranded,” and More

Friends With You (friendswithyou) have unleashed this terrifying creature on the streets of Dallas, just in time for the upswing in arts attendance. (Bonus: This is actually a video of our fun new friend dancing, just in case your nightmares weren’t quite fueled enough.)

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Instagrams of the Art World: Semana Santa, Baibakova Married, and More

JR (jr) was in Malaga for Semana Santa, as were all of these gentlemen in red vestments.

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Matthew Barney Sues Björk for Custody of Daughter

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Mathew Barney, the artist “who broke Björk’s heart” is now suing the Icelandic singer for custody of their 12-year old daughter, according to Page Six. “Their daughter, Isadora, wants to spend a balanced amount of time with each parent,” the gossip rag claims. “But Björk, who splits her time between Reykjavik and Brooklyn Heights — and whose eccentricities have included sewing pearls into her skin and wearing a swan costume to the 2001 Oscars — is demanding a larger and larger share of the kid’s time, the dad complains.”

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Instagrams of the Art World: #TBTs, Good Reads, and More

Designer Tracy Reese (tracy_reese) dug out this decade-old Vogue shot of Studio Museum director Thelma Golden wearing one of her gold dresses, posing for Lorna Simpson and shot by Annie Lebowitz.

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Instagrams of the Art World: Pi Day, Theremins, and More

Gavin Brown’s Enterprise gallery director Lucy Chadwick (lkchadwick) celebrated Pi Day in supreme style — especially if this picture was taken at 9:26 PM. #neverapologizefornerditude

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Instagrams of the Art World: #ABHK, Jay Z, and More

Alex Prager (alexprager) enjoyed her neon-lined view of Hong Kong — where she and many camera-happy cohorts trekked this week for Art Basel Hong Kong (see: #ABHK).

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Korean Museum Uses Adorable Cats in Visitor Etiquette Guide

“Nearly forty years after their first appearance, the practices now associated with ‘institutional critique’ have for many come to seem, well, institutionalized.”

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John Ruskin Had Armory Week Pegged — In 1857

Do you feel glazed-over at art fairs? After 15 minutes, do your eyeballs feel like soft-boiled eggs? Today, we might call that “fairtigue” (as much as we don’t want to, because portmanteaus are terrible). But as far back as the mid-nineteenth century, cultural critics have been identifying this phenomenon caused by sensorial onslaught. In fact, we can pretty much say with certainty that our favorite radical art critic, John Ruskin, would have hated Armory Week — and thereby use his prose to validate our own strong, but inchoate feelings.

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