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Updated 11:30 a.m. with a statement from The New Yorker In July 2010, The New Yorker published reporter David Grann's story about "a Canadian forensic art expert named Peter Paul Biro, who, during the past several years, has pioneered a radical new approach to authenticating pictures." "The Mark of ... More >>
If while listening to Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail, you experienced an indescribable sensation that you were actually listening to an encrypted invitation to a very luxurious party with a super exclusive guest list and even more ridiculous gift wish list, you were right!!! We made note of every pe ... More >>
Money and masses munch on Munch at MOMA
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Serving 19 years to life. Da doo ron ron.
Niiiiiiice. Actually a few of these nude Giocondas out of the da Vinci school have been knocking around, so to speak, for years, but this is in the news so fuck it. This "Monna Vanna" is publicized by the Museo Ideale Leonardo Da Vinci as particularly Mona Lisa-like, so start working on that Dan ... More >>
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