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A Banksy Bemusement Park, Portfolio-Free Art School Admission, & More

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A Banksy Bemusement Park, Portfolio-Free Art School Admission, & More
Photo (sans text) by Yui Mok via the Guardian

Jorie Finkel talks to Elaine Wynn, who is establishing her own identity as a high-profile collector following her 2010 divorce from the casino mogul Stephen A. Wynn. (NYT)

 

Banksy is at it again with his Disney-ribbing “bemusement park” Dismaland (get it?), featuring an array decidedly cheeky of works by artists including Jenny Holzer, Damien Hirst, and the anti-authority graffiti maestro himself. (Guardian)

 

David Remnick introduces a new photo essay by Alec Soth, a black-and-white look at the city 10 years post-Katrina. (NYer)

 

Katia Savchuk investigates the fortunes and follies of San Francisco’s Academy of Art University, a for-profit art college that accepts almost anyone with a high school degree (no portfolio required) and has made its owners very, very rich in the process. (Forbes)

 

In his contribution to the New York Time’s “Virgin Eyes” series on formative cultural experiences, Holland Cotter revisits “Harlem On My Mind,” the controversial 1969 exhibition that led black artists including Romare Bearden and Norman Lewis to picket the museum. (NYT)


The Washington Post profiles Marion True, the former Getty curator tried by the Italian government on accusations of antiquities theft, and runs an excerpt from the memoir she has drafted. (WaPo)

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