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06/27/2014 02:58 pm ET | Updated Aug 26, 2014

How the Jeff Koons Retrospective Was Curated and Other Recommended Readings

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If you're looking for some insight into the current Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum, this interview with curator Scott Rothkopf is a good place to start.

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Why does connoisseurship matter again? "The stifling of expert opinions is like having fully trained doctors who can't make a diagnosis, says the art historian Bendor Grosvenor."

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Google Launches Street Art. "There's a portrait of an anonymous Chinese man chiseled into a wall in Shanghai, a colorful mural in Atlanta and black-and-white photographs of eyes that the French artist JR affixed to the houses of a hillside favela in Rio de Janeiro. These are among the images of more than 4,000 works included in [Google's] vast new online gallery of street art." New York Times.

#4
Was Christian Marclay's Shake, Rattle and Roll the best work at Art Basel? Daily Pic.

#5
Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Redefining Contemporary Art by Arthur I. Miller

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