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posted by CAA — Jun 20, 2018

Christo’s floating sculpture The London Mastaba, made from thousands of stacked oil barrels, in Hyde Park, London. Image: David Azia/NYT

Can the Glasgow School of Art Be Saved after Second Fire?

Artists and architects in Scotland say that the school may be beyond repair after a devastating fire tore through the landmark building on June 15th. (The Art Newspaper)

Bronx Museum of the Arts Hires New Director

Deborah Cullen, director of the Wallach Gallery at Columbia University, will be the next director of the Bronx Museum of the Arts. (New York Times)

Artists Support Themselves Through Freelance Work and Don’t Find Galleries Especially Helpful, New Study Says

A study based on a survey of more than 1,000 practicing visual artists sheds light on the economics of making art. (Hyperallergic)

Christo’s Latest Work Weighs 650 Tons. And It Floats.

The London Mastaba, Christo’s first major outdoor work in Britain, is now floating in the middle of Hyde Park. (New York Times)

Behind the Fierce, Assertive Paintings of Baroque Master Artemisia Gentileschi

Gentileschi was as self-made and as independent as was conceivable in her time—and she fought hard for it. (Artsy)

What It Means When Beyoncé and Jay-Z Take Over the Louvre

The surprise music video quickly went viral. (The New Yorker)

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