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A Fairey design.

A Fairey design.

Graphic designer/street artist Shepard Fairey decries New York’s cost of living — saying that it’s too expensive for artists — at an event at Soho House sponsored by Hennessy. [New York Post]

Here’s a profile of painter Richard Estes: “Art collectors are funny,” he said. “They don’t necessarily buy what they want; they buy what they think they should buy.” [WSJ]

“In San Francisco, the 49ers are putting together their own art programme, but with a local twist. Organisers at the new Levi’s Stadium, which opened this month, have commissioned 23 artists—20 of whom are from California—to highlight key moments in the American football team’s history.” [The Art Newspaper]

“The New York Police Department is considering new technology to
prevent people from climbing to the top of the city’s bridges after
two German artists scaled the Brooklyn Bridge and swapped out two
American flags with white ones as a stunt.” [The Wall Street Journal]

“[Swedish artist Dan Park] has been sentenced to six months in prison
for works a court said depicted Roma and black people in a racist
way.” [The Guardian via Artnet]

“Deborah Sussman, who dressed buildings in vivid colors and shapes, dies at 83.” [The New York Times]

The Hyde Collection in Glen Falls, New York, announced that it has received “94 items in an extensive collection of nineteenth-century French etchings, lithographs, engravings, woodcuts, and books” from Tobin Sparling, a law professor who grew up in the area. [The Post Star]

In case you missed it: here are 154 of Cindy Sherman’s wigs. [T: The New York Times Style Magazine]

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