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Protester Nails His Testicles to Red Square

Pyotr Pavlensky makes a painful statement about Russian apathy

(Newser) - Never let it be said that Pyotr Pavlensky isn't committed to his work. The 29-year-old Russian artist stripped naked and then nailed his scrotum to the cobblestone of Moscow's Red Square yesterday afternoon, just outside of the Lenin Mausoleum, the BBC reports. He sat that way for an... More »

Fake Banksys Sell Much Better Than the Real Deal

Stand told customers they weren't the genuine article

(Newser) - When the real Banksy set up a humble Central Park stand, selling canvases for $60 each instead of the tens of thousands they were worth, he sold just three paintings. A week later, the not-at-all-genuine article fared much better. Artist, author, and prankster Ken Circelli set up a stand at... More »

Man Wants to 'Print the Internet'

Art project to honor of Aaron Swartz

(Newser) - It sounds impossible—because, frankly, it almost certainly is—but Kenneth Goldsmith wants to print out the Internet. Or, more accurately, he wants you and everyone you know to print out whatever portion of the Internet strikes your fancy and mail it to him. "We just want shitloads of... More »

Artist Wants to Bury Jet in Mojave

Visitors will pass through underground tunnel in 'Terminal'

(Newser) - Swiss artist Christoph Buchel has applied for a permit for a truly big, truly strange art exhibit: He wants to bury a 727 in the Mojave Desert, allowing guests to visit it through an underground tunnel. The piece will be called "Terminal," and the group Buchel organized for... More »

Rauschenberg Rocked

Talking to the painter was 'like being on some ecstatic drug': David Byrne

(Newser) - In some ways, Robert Rauschenberg lived more of the rock ’n’ roll life than his friend and collaborator David Byrne, who offers an affectionate farewell in the New York Times today. His life was just as wild and unpredictable as his work, says the Talking Heads founder. "Conversation... More »

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