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Shakeel Ryan Massey, a 20-year-old man from London, has been charged with criminal damage for allegedly ripping Picasso’s painting Bust of a Woman while it was on view at Tate Modern. He has said he will deny the charge. [The Guardian]

Melanie Pocock, who has worked as assistant curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore since 2014, will join Ikon in London as curator this month. [Art Asia Pacific]

In case you missed it: Brazilian Pop artist Wanda Pimentel, whose work figured in the recent and critically acclaimed exhibition “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985,” has died. [ARTnews]

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ARTnews Top 200 collector and music mogul Jimmy Iovine expounded on the power of visual art in a recent interview. [ARTnews]

Here’s a Q&A with New Jersey-based collectors Sandy and Louis Grotta, who display over 300 craft works and jewelry in their home designed by Richard Meier. “When the pieces all have the same vocabulary, you can move something from room to room, and as long the scale’s right, it’ll work,” Louis said. [The New York Times]

Looking Back

From Björk at the Museum of Modern Art to Zombie Formalism, here’s a guide to the biggest art world flops of the last decade. [ARTnews]


“I want everyone to feel like this is their home; that there’s something here for them,” Anne-Marie Russell, executive director and curator of the recently opened Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College in Florida, said of the institution. [The New York Times]

And more

“Purple’s past is richer than you think,” Nancy MacDonell writes, outlining a history of the color across epochs. [The Wall Street Journal]

Behold a selection of recent eye-catching works by surf photographers Josh Robusto, Kirra Robusto, Luis Ortega, and others. [The Guardian]

And finally, the story of a cartographer who spent five years drawing a large-scale, pictorial map of North America. [Atlas Obscura]

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