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June 21, 2011

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Aquarium Project (2)
Pierre Huyghe, Aquarium Project (2), 2010, photo by Melissa Dubbin

The Frieze Art Fair has selected the eight artists to make site-specific works for this year’s installment of the popular London contemporary art fair, Oct. 12-16, 2011. Curated by Sarah McCrory, the project promise to bring a definite “meta” quality to the goings-on.

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Kenny Scharf
Kenny Scharf’s work in “Nose Job” at Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton, opening July 15, 2011

Fans of the art world’s most eccentric curator, Carlo McCormick -- his show subjects have included blotter acid and record albums as well as now-conventional art fields like graffiti and Street Art -- won’t be surprised to hear that the Big Schnozzola is now involved in something called “Nose Job.”

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Master plan by K/R Architects for the Parque de Levante in Murcia, Spain
Master plan by K/R Architects for the Parque de Levante in Murcia, Spain

So, back in the 1990s, everyone’s favorite Museum of Modern Art design curator Terence Riley gets stolen away to head up the Miami Art Museum, which was then and is now in the middle of building a wacky new art “Hanging Gardens of Babylon” facility, but then a couple of years ago he quits before it’s finished to do something truly nutty -- that is, to go back to practicing architecture.

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Gilbert Stuart
Gilbert Stuart’s Constable-Hamilton Portrait of George Washington, 1797, and Asher B. Durand’s Kindred Spirits, 1849, both works sold by the New York Public Library to Alice Walton

The African dictator Idi Amin may have killed as many as 500,000 of his countrymen before being deposed, after which he lived out his life unmolested in Libya and Saudi Arabia.

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