Found Objects 20/08/2012

It has been an eventful week in the world of art. Here’s all the news and more…

  • Pussy Riot become the most famous punk band in existence at a cost of 2yrs imprisonment. Chess grandmaster Kasparov is also a fan.
  • Interesting speculation about the future of an early Picasso. The Guardian weighs up the options of the UK’s leading galleries.
  • The Chapman Brothers will not presumably be losing any sleep about this outcry regarding their Hitler themed crazy-golf hole.
  • Can’t understand why Tate won’t take all of Saatchi’s works. The Telegraph remind us that a £30m gift is still going begging.
  • This would make a great short story: the bittersweet memories of a studio assistant to Jeff Koons.
  • Speaking of assistants, Yukinori Yanagi enlists ants to make an eloquent point about social decay and/or the erosion of power.
  • Frieze magazine have posted a film about brands in art and digital aesthetics. Worth a look.
  • Keith Haring’s journals have their own Tumblr feed now, a very worthwhile project..
  • As promo films go, this is one of the strangest. Hind Mezaina blogs about a male voice choir doing New Order.
  • And finally a bit more music, since Animal Collective are back and their new video is a nightmarish cracker.

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