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Cooper Union to Return to Free Tuition with New Plan

March 20th, 2018

Students Circle the Cooper Union, via New York TimesThe Cooper Union will return to free-tuition scholarships for all students over the course of the next ten years, Art News reports. “The return to full-tuition scholarships must be aligned with a sufficient endowment and reserve to weather the financial challenges of ever-rising costs, volatile markets, and economic uncertainty. This plan is designed to accomplish that,” the school said in its announcement of a schedule to return to its storied tuition program.
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Broad Museum Purchases Its Second Yayoi Kusama Infinity Room

March 20th, 2018

Yayoi Kusama, Longing for Eternity, via Art NewsThe Broad Museum in Los Angeles has acquired a new Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Room, its second from the Japanese artist. The museum announced the acquisition, as well as purchases of a Mark Bradford mural and a series of pieces by Sherrie Levine
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Ai Weiwei’s Sydney Project Profiled in Art Newspaper

March 20th, 2018

Ai Weiwei, via Art NewspaperAi Weiwei is in the Art Newspaper this week, as the artist opens a massive sculpture depicting refugees in a long canoe at the Sydney Biennial.  The show continues his advocacy and interest in the current humanitarian crises regarding immigration.
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Dash Snow

Dash Snow, image via The World’s Best Ever.
b. 1981 died July 14, 2009
Lived and works in:
New York City
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Dash Snow, born and raised in New York City, was regularly associated with the “downtown scene,” referring to a sort of second coming of 1960s and 70s Warhol-era New York. Snow, who at a young age ran away from home, began to use drugs heavily, joined a graffiti crew, and started documenting his life at age 16 through Polaroid photographs.

Often depicting self-destructive escapades, Snow’s photographs captured the energy and lives of those around him.  However, the photographs, which were included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial, were not simply a form of documentation—they carry a haunting, at once frightful and beautiful quality that grabs the viewer.

Snow’s more recent work veered away from his traditional Polaroid work and focused more on collage and assemblage sculpture. The collages and sculptures focused primarily on American politics and are imbued with an apparent mockery, conceptually reminiscent of Dada collages from the early 20th century.

Wikipedia Entry
New York artist Dash Snow dies from drug overdose at 27 [ArtObserved]

Polaroid (No.111) via Rivington Arms.
Untitled via Peres Projects.

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