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Protests at Whitney Museum This Weekend Call for Weapons Supplier’s Ouster

December 11th, 2018

Whitney Protests, via Art NewsA protest at The Whitney this past Sunday called for the departure of Warren B. Kanders, the vice chair of the museum’s board, from his post. “We are not fools,” the group Decolonize This Place said in a statement. “We know law is not justice. Your statement makes it clear which side you are on: the side of Safariland, and this we simply cannot accept.”
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Kimberly Drew Profiled in NYT

December 11th, 2018

Kimberly Drew, via NYTKimberly Drew is profiled in the New York Times this week, as she moves on from her position at The Met and embraces writing full-time. “I want to give my whole heart to this skill that I have been cultivating,” she says.
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Walmat Acquires Art.Com

December 11th, 2018

Crystal Bridges, via Art DailyWalmart is acquiring the art and framing company Art.com, which claims to be the “world’s largest online specialty retailer of high-quality wall art.” “This will enhance the customer experience with millions of additional choices for art, wall décor and personalized print-on-demand capabilities while creating a richer, deeper shopping experience across the home category,” the company said in a statement.
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Intern/Contributor

Art Observed (www.artobserved.com) is a global art news website that is seeking an entrepreneurial-minded intern for various tasks related to editorial production and business development. Our site has well into the six figures of impressions per month of perhaps one of the most desired demographics on the web and generates revenue primarily through ad sales.  The site has over 100,000 followers on Twitter and roughly 200,000 followers on instagram.  We are currently investigating the viability of e-commerce platforms and there may be opportunities to assist with this as well.  We believe that for the right applicant, we can increase that applicant’s exposure within the art world through our now well-established channels.

An interest and knowledge of social media, e-commerce, and WordPress are a plus, but a knowledge of contemporary art is also very helpful. That said our site affords access into the art world that is relatively difficult to obtain elsewhere. There are options available for a revenue share of our current income stream, which at this point comes primarily from advertising but will expand this year.

The company works out of duplex full floor penthouse loft in Soho and there is the opportunity to travel for business development and partnership opportunities. We feel we foster an ethical, creative, informal yet challenging environment.  We really believe in giving people responsibility and helping them to grow. 

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Preference will be given to candidates with a high degree of motivation, accuracy, diplomacy, and professionalism in addition to a working knowledge of the contemporary art world.

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