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  • Plans for London Skyscaper Approved

    London city-planning authorities have approved plans for a sixty-six-story skyscraper, designed by Renzo Piano, which if constructed will be the tallest in the UK.

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  • Criticism of Anatomy

    An English artist defends legal challenges to his upcoming exhibition that will feature work comprising human anatomical specimens.

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  • A Conversation with Tom Sachs

    In anticipation of the Jewish Museum’s already controversial exhibition “Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery/Recent Art,” Deborah Solomon talks with artist Tom Sachs—whose work for the show will feature a model of a concentration camp made from a Prada hatbox—on fascism, firearms, and fashion.

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  • Future of Polaroid’s Photograph Trove in Question

    With the Polaroid Corporation in financial turmoil, laid-off employees are not the only ones whose futures have become precarious: The fate of the company’s collection of 12,000-plus photographs, including works by Weston, Mapplethorpe, and Rauschenberg, is also unclear.

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  • Ralph Rumney, 1934–2002

    English writer, artist, and early associate of the Situationist International Ralph Rumney has died at the age of sixty-seven.

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  • Robert Hughes Cubed

    Many consider Time art critic Robert Hughes a piece of work. However, Australian artist Danius Kesminas, 35, has turned him into a work of art—a 150-pound cubic yard of crushed metal.

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  • Stand-Off Continues in Italy on Robert Hughes

    Italian undersecretary of culture Vittorio Sgarbi forced the early resignation of the President of the Venice Biennale in order to appoint Robert Hughes curator for 2003 and 2005. Yet he is not having much success convincing the new president, Franco Bernabe. Hughes, who reportedly asked for $700,000 to accept the position, also published a diatribe against Italian politicians in the New York Post.

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