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"I admire Ai Weiwei for his art and his activism. His art is beautiful in form, and in function embodies the principles of populism and social consciousness I aspire to in my own practice. This poster is a tribute to Ai Weiwei’s art, his courage to be outspoken, and in support of his ongoing political struggle with the Chinese government. I hope the image will help raise awareness and advance dialogue that might lead to permission for Ai Weiwei to travel freely and continue to express himself.”—Shepard Fairey

Explore the Brooklyn Museum’s #BKArtistsBall on Artsy.

A Hans J. Wegner classic Shell Chair gets a fantastic update through Paul Smith, Maharam, and Carl Hansen & Son.

Explore more top picks from Salone del Mobile 2014, from contributor Tiffany Lambert.

"When I began to work in video I continued to work that way, and I pretended I was making little films in my videotapes. When I began to perform with the video (the video that was going on simultaneously with the live performance) I was making images, a sequence of images."
Joan Jonas

“The day a viewer, while looking at my prints, asked me why I took photographs of paintings, I knew that my goal—illusion—was reached.”—Guido Mocafico.

To live in São Paulo means to survive every day, to absorb the city and give back to it what it offers us. São Paulo made us what we are—we chose to use the city, instead of allowing it to use us. We see it as our extended studio.”—Os Gêmeos 

All images copyright Ig. Aronovich/ Lostart

Janaina Tschape is just one of ten artists who are trending at SP-Arte 2014.

“As a person, I have a political opinion, I take a position or I don’t. But in my work, I don’t want it to be like that. I want people to be in an awkward position and not know what’s happening, whether it’s humor or reality, true or false.”—Mehdi-Georges Lahlou

One might not think of light as a matter of fact, but I do. And it is, as I said, as plain and open and direct an art as you will ever find.”

Happy Birthday to master of fluorescence, Dan Flavin!

Happy Birthday to Jay DeFeo and Dan Graham!

“When you start out everything is possible because you are not part of the art world but because you have no voice you have to make your work look like your work, which can be hard at the beginning and often comes about by chance.”—Gary Hume

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