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Entries by ARTINFO from 02/2011

Antisocial Media: Italian Art Duo Hijacks 1 Million Facebook Profiles for Subversive Dating Site

| Posted 02.04.2011 | Arts

A duo of artist "hacktivists" have launched a direct and surprisingly effective assault on Facebook. As a component of their installation at Berlin's ...

After Planning an Exhibition on the Mob, a Naples Museum Director Seeks Asylum in Germany

| Posted 02.08.2011 | Arts

When Antonio Manfredi, director of the Casoria Contemporary Art Museum outside Naples, got a phone call recently, he knew he was being threatened. "A ...

Virginia Museum Launches "Augmented Reality" Picasso Shows in New York, Philadelphia, D.C., Starbucks

| Posted 02.16.2011 | Arts

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts unveils its much-anticipated "Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris" show on February 19. But...

Versailles Welcomes Wiki-Geek in Residence

| Posted 02.16.2011 | Arts

Though there was none of the pomp and circumstance associated with the Sun King, Monday was nevertheless a historic day for the Château de Versailles...

Seattle Art Dealer Imprisoned for Plotting to Burglarize His Collectors' Homes

| Posted 02.17.2011 | Arts

If you've been following the exploits of Lawrence Salander, the disgraced New York dealer who exploited the trust of longtime clients to double-deal t...

Woman Drags Gagosian to Court in Police Brutality Suit on Eve of James Franco Show

| Posted 02.25.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK--Ingrid Homberg, the 59-year-old woman whom a police officer roughly ejected from Gagosian's Anselm Kiefer show last year after she became en...

Out of Captivity: Banksy Wins Freedom of Russia's Jailed Voina Art Anarchists

| Posted 02.28.2011 | Arts

Banksy may have lost at the Oscars last night, but he scored another less visible -- but much more important -- victory earlier in the week, when a Ru...