Morning Links: Goodbye Corcoran Edition

The Corcoran. (Courtesy

A Washington, D.C. judge has approved a plan to dissolve the Corcoran Gallery of Art and divide its collection between the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University. [NYT]

Shepard Fairey is painting a mural on the giant wall space that faces Houston Street and The Bowery. Last time he painted on that Read More

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P183, ‘Russia’s Banksy,’ Plans New Series

Mural by P183

The Russian street artist known as P183, whose images caused a stir when they were published in January, is set to release new work, The Guardian reports.

The artist’s works have included a cut-out of a girl hanging baubles on barbed wire, an enormous pair of glasses with a lamppost for an arm, and a rioter with a flare painted on a flyover. He has been compared to British street artist Banksy for the stylistic similarities and for his penchant for painting murals that engage humorously and subversively with the buildings and environments in which they’re set. Read More