frieze new york 2014

‘Pussy Pouches’ for Pussy Riot Founders at Frieze Talks

Maria "Masha" Tolokonnikova and Nadezhda "Nadya" Alyokhina. (Courtesy Frieze New York)

“It’s so dreary at art fairs talking about art fairs and collections. You know what I mean?” said Tom Eccles, the executive director of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, who co-organized this year’s program of Frieze Talks. “It’s normally sort of very self-congratulatory, it’s the usual subjects.”

He was standing outside the Randall’s Island tent on Friday, stealing a quick cigarette, after the most-talked-about talk on his roster wrapped up: Pussy Riot cofounders in conversation with New Yorker editor David Remnick. Read More


Peter Paul Biro, Art Authenticator, Expands His Defamation Lawsuit Far Beyond ‘The New Yorker’ [UPDATE]

Peter Paul Biro. Courtesy The New Yorker.

Peter Paul Biro, the art authenticator who slapped The New Yorker with a defamation suit after he was the subject of an article titled, “The Mark of a Masterpiece: The man who keeps finding famous fingerprints on uncelebrated works of art,” is now suing more people including Gawker, Business Insider, Louise Blouin (owner of Artinfo) and Art Fag City. That original story, written by David Grann, questions Mr. Biro’s methods of authenticating work through forensic analysis of fingerprints. Read More