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  • New Sydney Developments Showcase Young Artists

    Sydney property developers plan in-house “art galleries” and competitions for emerging artists as a strategy to differentiate their property from other million-dollar developments, writes Penny Brown in the Australian.

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  • Lawsuit Against Barbara Kruger Thrown Out

    The New York Federal Court has thrown out a lawsuit against Barbara Kruger, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and others, writes Martha Lufkin in the Art Newspaper. The lawsuit, brought by photographer Thomas Hoepker and his friend Charlotte Dabney, sought damages stemming from the use and exhibition of an image of Dabney's within a Kruger work.

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  • Seattle Bank and Museum Expand Together

    Washington Mutual Bank and the Seattle Art Museum plan to build a forty-story tower that would give the Seattle-based bank a new corporate headquarters and allow the museum to triple in size, write Todd Bishop and Regina Hackett in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

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  • Major London Gallery Consolidates Operations

    Since opening White Cube 2 in May 2000, Jay Jopling has been struggling to control his sprawling operation, writes Rose Aidin in the Manchester Guardian. Now, all operations have moved to newly expanded premises in the East End.

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  • Major Retrospective Canceled at Brooklyn Museum

    A Gilbert & George retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum of Art has been canceled, writes Carol Vogel in the New York Times. Shipping costs for the exhibition's approximately eighty works were prohibitive. “I didn't let this go easily,” museum director Arnold Lehman said. “There's always tomorrow.”

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  • Philanthropist Won't Go It Alone

    At a talk in Toronto, philanthropist Alberto Vilar surprised his listeners—high-profile Canadian arts patrons—by characterizing the American model of depending on private support for the arts as “nuts,” writes William Littler in the Toronto Star.

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  • Damien Hirst Says He's Sorry

    Damien Hirst has “apologised unreservedly” for suggesting that the September 11 hijackers had created a “visually stunning” work of art, reports the BBC News.

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  • Kennedy Center Plans Expansion

    President Bush has signed legislation authorizing the construction of an eight-acre plaza in front of the Kennedy Center, which would accommodate a museum devoted to the history of the performing arts and rehearsal halls and offices, writes Jacqueline Trescott in the Washington Post.

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