We’ve working away to collect this week’s best art-related links. Enjoy our Site Bites!
- Say what you will about Larry Gagosian: he’s made millions in the last few years selling works by art titans for unreal prices. Although he is a financial force, he apparently has a nice side: he’ll be opening his gallery’s doors to Pratt students who recently lost their work in a studio fire. [Via NYTimes]
- Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum reopened recently after a ten-year renovation. To celebrate, the museum staged a flashmob in a local shopping mall, dramatically recreating one of the museum’s most famous paintings: Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch.” [Watch here!]
- Yesterday we shared it on Facebook, but for those who missed it––here is some killer COFFEE art! [Via HuffingtonPost]
- We also found buried in the archives of the internet a brilliant piece by Blake Fall-Conroy. Called the Minimum Wage machine, his work allows a person to work for minimum wage for as long as they want. By turning a lever, the machine churns out a penny every 4.97 seconds. [Artist’s Website]
- Finally, DC Comics is breaking new ground by introducing a transgender superhero. Score one for equal rights! [Via Wired Magazine]