August 14, 2014: Museums to Digitize Andy Warhol Films and Katy Perry Visits René Magritte Show

Daily Digest: Top Art News
Aug 14, 2014 9:12PM

Today’s Notable News

The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and the Museum of Modern Art in New York are digitizing almost 1,000 film rolls by Andy Warhol. According to the New York Times, this project will be the largest effort to digitize the work of a single artist in MoMA’s collection. (via New York Times)

Maximo Caminero, the artist guilty of smashing a vase by Ai Weiwei at the Perez Art Museum Miami, will be on probation for 18 months, serve 100 hours of community service by giving painting lessons to children, and must pay a restitution of $10,000 as a result of his plea deal. (via New York Times)

Cultural officials in eastern Ukraine have asked museums to put valuable works into storage to protect collections from the ongoing conflict between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists. (via The Art Newspaper)

A travel ban on Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar imposed by the Israeli security Agency will likely prevent him from attending the opening of his latest project, “Meet the Artists of To the Square 2” in Helsinki, Finland. (via Huffington Post)

The NYPD police precinct is hosting a graffiti and street art show open to the public this weekend in the 21st Precinct located at 327 East 22nd Street. (via Huffington Post)

Best of Instagram

Katy Perry visited the René Magritte show, “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938,” at the Art Institute of Chicago and shared this photo on her Instagram, @KATYPERRY, captioned “This could be us but ur playin’ #magritte.”

Good Reads

All Subject, No Predicate”: A review of “Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness” at the Museum of Modern Art. (via Wall Street Journal)

‘Revealed’ photo exhibit captures famous artists at work”: Artists at work are captured in a traveling photo exhibit shown in five Sofitel hotels. (via L.A. Times)

Encounters with an Artist Who Paints in Public”: A profile on artist Audrey Ushenko who paints in public spaces. (via Hyperallergic)

—Newlin Tillotson

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