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posted by CAA — Apr 04, 2018

Michael Rakowitz in front of The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist in Trafalgar Square. Photo by Caroline Teo, via artnet News.

Art’s Most Popular: Exhibition and Museum Visitor Figures 2017

The Art Newspaper’s just-published annual survey ranks the world’s most visited shows, reveals the most cultured city in the US, and explains the secrets behind naming a blockbuster. (The Art Newspaper)

Louvre Says “Non” to Minister’s Mona Lisa Grand Tour

France’s culture minister Françoise Nyssen initially proposed lending the work as a way to fight “cultural segregation.” (The Art Newspaper)

Tourist Attraction in Indonesia Rips Off Chris Burden, Yayoi Kusama, and Museum of Ice Cream

A tourism park in Indonesia aiming to be a destination for selfies is under fire for its attractions that copy widely recognized contemporary artworks. (Hyperallergic)

Why the City of Los Angeles Hired a “Chief Design Officer”

Christopher Hawthorne, The Los Angeles Times architecture critic since 2004, will become the city’s first chief design officer, a position offered to him by Mayor Eric Garcetti. (Hyperallergic) 

The Ghost of Iraq’s Lost Heritage Comes to Trafalgar Square as Michael Rakowitz Unveils His Fourth Plinth Sculpture

The Iraqi-American artist unveiled his Fourth Plinth commission in London on March 28th. (artnet News)

John Baldessari Gets the Greatest Accolade of Them All – a Guest Turn on The Simpsons

John Baldessari has been the recipient of countless awards in the course of his long career. But last week, he received the highest honor of them all: a guest appearance on The Simpsons(Apollo Magazine)

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