Morning Links: Flash Bob Edition - Recent News from USA
Morning Links: Flash Bob Edition -

Morning Links: Flash Bob Edition –

Thomas Cole, Clouds, ca. 1838.



A labor strike at the Vancouver Art Gallery in Canada came to an end after an agreement over compensation policies was ratified. [ARTnews]

“The author and ceramicist Edmund de Waal will unveil a major new work in the 500-year-old Jewish Ghetto in Venice to coincide with the opening of the 58th Biennale.” [The Art Newspaper]

A few artists and art administrators—including Guillaume (Saype) Legros, Hannah Rose Thomas, and Valeria Palmeiro, to name just a few—appeared on the Forbes “30 Under 30” list of prominent people. [Forbes]

An art teacher in Texas had her students dress up like Bob Ross to paint. “The Abilene Reporter-News said it best: It was a Bob Ross flash mob—a flash Bob, if you will.” [NPR]


The Atlantic took up the topic of the Ivanka Trump-taunting artwork that caused its subject to lash out at artist Jennifer Rubell last week. [The Atlantic]

In case you missed it, check out ARTnews’s coverage of the episode. [ARTnews]


“George Michael’s Art Collection On Global Tour Prior to Mid-March Christie’s Auction in London.” [Forbes]

In Philadelphia, Terri Currier turned a loft in “a converted candy factory with 16-foot high ceilings, huge windows, and an open floor plan” into “a cozy space to share with her 15-year-old cat, Wally, and 68 paintings and other works of art.” [The Philadelphia Inquirer]


The Atlantic City Arts Foundation is trying to enlist the arts in a “fight against blight.” [The Press of Atlantic City]

“Lars Von Trier Wants to Turn All His Movies Into Diamonds.” You know, the kind of diamond that, via a virtual-reality helmet, can be entered and experienced—as per “a puzzling exhibition” created by the Danish filmmaker at the M HKA contemporary art museum in Antwerp. [The New York Times]

“The controversial U.S. artist Andres Serrano has bought a miniature wedding cake, given as a favour at President Trump’s marriage to Melania Knauss in 2005, for $1,880 at auction in Boston.” [The Art Newspaper]

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