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Art Industry News: China Has No Mercy for American Who Stole a Warrior’s Thumb + More Must-Read Stories

NEED-TO-READ Mark Bradford Unveils Epic New Body of Work – The artist’s latest paintings, on view at Hauser & Wirth in LA, are made of layered comic books and inspired by the classics he read as a child. The artist says that Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman depict “civilization on steroids—and so it kind of fit with this moment.” () Inside Heatherwick’s Hudson.....

Art Industry News: Was Jackie O’s Portrait Stolen From Grey Gardens? + More Must-Read Stories

NEED-TO-READ Princess Diana’s Photographer Accused of Sexual Misconduct – Princess Diana’s personal photographer Patrick Demarchelier has been accused of sexual misconduct with young models. Conde Nast and magazine have stopped working with the French photographer, who denies the allegations. Fifty models spoke to the Globe Spotlight Team about alleged harassment by 25 photographers, agents, styl.....

Art Industry News: Fearless Girl Will Stay in NYC for All Eternity + More Must-Read Stories

NEED-TO-READ Incredible Rock Art Discovered in Saudi Arabian Desert – Archeologists have uncovered around a dozen life-size, 2,000-year-old carvings of camels and two carvings of donkeys in the Saudi Arabian desert. The discovery may offer insight into the development of rock art on the Arabian Peninsula. () Critics Oppose Decision to Postpone Wodiczko’s Projection .....

Art Industry News: Does the 5Pointz Decision Actually Hurt Graffiti Artists? + More Must-Read Stories

NEED-TO-READ Turner’s Descendants Angry at Tate for Dr. Martens Boots – The London museum’s decision to allow two of JMW Turner’s paintings to be reproduced in miniature on Dr. Martens’ boots—which sell for around $200 a pair—has upset three descendants of the artist, who say the deal cheapens his art. Tate says “it is common for artworks to be reproduced on objects and fashion.” ().....

Art Industry News: Marina Abramović Texts With Her Ex (Ulay) Every Day + More Must-Read Stories

NEED-TO-READ Leni Riefenstahl Estate Goes to Berlin Museums – Hitler’s favorite filmmaker’s heir and former secretary has donated her archive to the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. Riefenstahl, who directed Nazi propaganda epics including , became friends with fellow Berliner Helmut Newton late in life, and the city’s Newton Foundation will house her photographs. () .....