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Site Bites: Tuesday’s Best Links

Take a break from the endless Internet scroll and let us browse the Internet for you! This is Site Bites––delivering you snippets of what’s happening in the art world.


We’ve conveniently collected all of the hottest links from around the web into this nifty page for you! Learn about everything from a German gallerist’s condemnation of a Chinese artist to a president of the United States riding a bear. Sit back and relax! You’ve had a rough day, so let us browse the Internet for you! This is Site Bites!


  • Just when you thought World War II was over, it always finds its way back into the news. A French art dealer is demanding that a Norwegian art museum return a painting by Matisse to its original owner after it was confiscated by the Nazis seventy years ago. [via The New York Times]


  • Alexander Forbes of ArtInfo has a delightful interview with Achim Moeller on a collaborative project between a father and a son. Currently at Moeller Gallery you can see the paternal collaboration with Lyonel Feininger and his son T. Lux Feininger. [via ArtInfo]

 

  • A Canadian woman was arrested for Instagramming a photo of graffiti. Sounds harsh? It’s worse than it sounds. The local police claimed that she was “threatening the well being” of the local force. [via Hyperallergic]


  • Speaking of police brutality, if you’re worried that you may be the next person the United States decides to kill via a Drone attack, fear no more. Artist Adam Harvey of New York has made the “Anti-Drone” hoodie of your dreams. [via HuffingtonPost]

 

  • The director of the Nationalgalerie in Berlin has come out against Ai Weiwei’s involvement in the German pavilion at the Venice Biennale. He claims that this will overshadow artists actually FROM Germany showing at this summer’s hottest art event. [via The Art News Paper]

 

  • Painter Eric Fischl is trying hard to be relevant. His latest venture is a “tell all” book that will uncover the grit and grime of the New York City art scene in the eighties. Expect dish on art titans Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and more. [via The New York Post]

 

  • Totally non-art related but a clever use of deception––Argentine dog breeders are apparently grooming ferrets to look like poodles. Can someone say trompe l’oeil? [via HuffingtonPost]

 

  • Finally, here is the best part of your day––American presidents in the most epic situations you can imagine. [via CollegeHumor]