The art: Frank Gaard, I Love the Fucking Walker, 2005. 
The news: "Indecency," from the New York Times editorial page.
The source: Collection of Philippe Vergne and Sylvia Chivaratanond. The back story is via Walker blogs… and it’s fantastic.

The art: Frank Gaard, I Love the Fucking Walker, 2005. 

The news: "Indecency," from the New York Times editorial page.

The source: Collection of Philippe Vergne and Sylvia Chivaratanond. The back story is via Walker blogs… and it’s fantastic.

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The art: Lari Pittman, The Veneer of Order, 1985.
The news: “Born to Not Get Bullied: Lady Gaga wants to put an end to bullying, which is both a human rights abuse and a hindrance to education.” by Nicholas Kristof in The New York Times. 
The source: Collection of The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, Calif. Included in the exhibition, "This Will Have Been: Art, Love and Politics in the 1980s," on view now at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Nota bene: Pittman’s painting, painted at the height of the AIDS crisis and one of the most important artworks of the 1980s, demands equality for gay men and reminds us that our nation was “conceived and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

The art: Lari Pittman, The Veneer of Order, 1985.

The news:Born to Not Get Bullied: Lady Gaga wants to put an end to bullying, which is both a human rights abuse and a hindrance to education.” by Nicholas Kristof in The New York Times. 

The source: Collection of The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, Calif. Included in the exhibition, "This Will Have Been: Art, Love and Politics in the 1980s," on view now at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Nota bene: Pittman’s painting, painted at the height of the AIDS crisis and one of the most important artworks of the 1980s, demands equality for gay men and reminds us that our nation was “conceived and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

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The art: Edward Burtynsky, Manufacturing #10A and 10B, Cankun Factory, Xiamen City, 2005.
The news: "Why the United States Will Never, Ever Build the iPhone," by Jordan Weissmann for TheAtlantic.com and "How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work," by Charles Duhigg and Keith Bradsher for The New York Times.
The source: EdwardBurtynsky.com

The art: Edward Burtynsky, Manufacturing #10A and 10B, Cankun Factory, Xiamen City, 2005.

The news: "Why the United States Will Never, Ever Build the iPhone," by Jordan Weissmann for TheAtlantic.com and "How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work," by Charles Duhigg and Keith Bradsher for The New York Times.

The source: EdwardBurtynsky.com

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The art: Andrea Zittel, Sufficient Self, 2004. Zittel describes the video as “a diaristic documentation of life at A-Z West, a thirty-acre compound that integrates the production, use and viewing of work into a single location. Developed around the notion of an ‘intimate universe’ the video presents a vision of the desert region as well as events and philosophies that inspire new prototypes for living.” See also Zittel’s latest blog post, about a recent A-Z West “How to Survive” workshop.

The news: "The Founding Fathers and their Gardens," by Paula Dietz in the New York Times Book Review. The essay is a review of "Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation" by Andrea Wulf.

The source: Andrea Zittel’s zittel.org.

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The art: Ed Ruscha, Blue Collar Tool & Die, 1992; The Old Tool & Die Building, 2004.

The news:The Incredible Shrinking City: Places like Detroit are steadily losing people. Can empty urban lands be brought back to life?” A New York Times ‘Room for Debate’ discussion.

The source: Both Ruschas are in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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The art: Roy Lichtenstein, The Gun in America (cover illustration for Time), 1968.
The news: "Myth of the Hero Gunslinger," by Timothy Egan in the New York Times.
The source: The images is from the Time magazine cover archive. The Lichtenstein was used on two Time covers: June 21, 1968 and July 6, 1998. For more information on Lichtenstein’s drawings and lithograph, click here.

The art: Roy Lichtenstein, The Gun in America (cover illustration for Time), 1968.

The news: "Myth of the Hero Gunslinger," by Timothy Egan in the New York Times.

The source: The images is from the Time magazine cover archive. The Lichtenstein was used on two Time covers: June 21, 1968 and July 6, 1998. For more information on Lichtenstein’s drawings and lithograph, click here.

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