Newslinks for Friday August 22nd, 2008

August 22nd, 2008

James Powderly, via freetibet2008

Street artist James Powderly detained in Bejing for laser projection of political artwork [ArtForum], with more on the incident here [Artinfo]
Undercover FBI agents in the US targeting increasingly shady art theft world [WallStreetJournal]
Cans Festival, a street art milestone, covered previously by AO here, will soon re-open in London [World’sBestEver]
Tribute exhibit for artist Blinky Palermo, “24 Colors – for Blinky” at Dia:Beacon [NYTimes]
A dark parody on the lucrative potential of a murdered Damien Hirst’s preserved body sold to wealthy Russians [ArtNet] and relative commentary in the New York Times [NYT]