Overtime: Feb 26 – March 4

More stories below (compiled with the help of YESNIK) from this week (click on bolded words for more information):

Kaws’ Small Lie figure installation at Hamad International Airport in Qatar (photo credit: @dash.jpg). 39 must-see gallery shows in New York this March. Russell Crowe “The Art Of Divorce” auction. What’s driving nonprofits into the art world’s arms. 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair New York 2018 exhibitor list revealed. Artists Space NY adds Barbara Gladstone to the board. Former Artforum Editor Michelle Kuo joins MoMA as curator. Frieze Artistic Director Loring Randolph on how asking smart questions got her in the door. What do collectors want from a big-name artist? The name or the work of art? Is that Basquiat real or fake? Here’s five tell-tale clues. Startup Codex brings blockchain to art authentication with backing from Pantera. Sotheby’s shares surge on 60% jump in full-year profit boosted by Picasso, private sales. “Vacation” – the New York gallery timeshare that’s signed up a dozen global dealers. Saudi Arabia’s Contemporary Art Scene is suddenly buzzing. The Mona Lisa may be going on tour. Hammer Museum at UCLA launches $180 million campaign to support major transformation. Hammer Museum’s ‘Made in L.A. 2018’ artist list. Facebook censors 30,000 year-old Venus of Willendorf as “pornographic.” Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18 at the Design Museum: March 28 – August 12. Iconic Banksy Well Hung Lover artwork defaced by vandals in Bristol.

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Ethan Murrow’s graphite drawings explore America’s controversial history

Ethan Murrow’ large-scale graphite drawings depict surreal and sometimes unthinkable acts performed by fictional heroes in the American Southwest. Within the drawings lie deeper messages pertaining to America’s misinterpretations of key historical events. The details are exquisite!

“Through a mash-up of images,” Murrow writes, “I hope to cut away at the neat and tidy narrative of progress and domination and create moments that deal with the abundant misinformation, deep confusion, genuine absurdity and billowing mass that has always kept this country on its toes.” Continue reading

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Oakland’s Own Kamaiyah Releases A Video For The Dogg Pound-Sampling Cut “Dope Bitch”

Finally, You Can Stream Kamaiyah’s New Tape, ‘Before I Wake’

Source: Instagram

Kamaiyah takes it back to that ‘90s West Coast hip-hop era as her and her crew ride through Oakland in a jeep for the video for “Dope Bitch”.

Please don’t sleep on last year’s Before I Wake mixtape from the undeniably cool Kamaiyah. The opening track from that project, “Dope Bitch,” has a video for it which features Kamaiyah and her crew cruising the Oakland streets in a jeep.

WATCH: Kamaiyah Follows Up “Before I Wake” With “Playa In Me” Music Video

Fellow Bay Area native Keyshia Cole also makes a cameo appearance in the video.

Kamaiyah is poised to have another breakout year in 2018, as she’s already received favorable reviews for her single “Hennessy on Ice,” which dropped last month and she increased her stock as a co-star in a Sprite commercial alongside LeBron James. She’s also poised to dominate the Coachella stage this year, and revealed that a new single, as well as an album, are both on the way very soon. Continue reading

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‘SNL’ Stars Pete Davidson & Chris Redd Diss Trump With Drake Parody Song “Don’s Plan”

‘SNL’ Stars Pete Davidson & Chris Redd Diss Trump With Drake Parody Song “Don’s Plan”

Source: Soundcloud

In Pete Davidson and Chris Redd’s parody, “Don’s Plan,” the SNL stars take Drake’s beat and focus on poking fun at Donald Trump.

Pete Davidson and Chris Redd teamed up to release a parody of Drake’s “God’s Plan” song that mocks and disses Donald Trump. Davidson and Redd take the original beat and rewrite the lyrics to focus on news items that have dominated the public’s conversations over the past couple of months.

READ: Donald Trump Calls Oprah Winfrey “Insecure” In New Twitter Rant

The duo specifically take aim at Trump’s notorious Twitter persona and don’t hesitate to call out his alleged affair with Stormy Daniels. “Keeping calm while tweeting is a struggle for me / Tell Stormy she can pee and cuddle with me / Steppin’ out the plane as the wind hits my weave / My ties with the NRA stay deep / Try to bring the country back to 2003,” the comedians rap in unison. Continue reading

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Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Montblanc 1858 Automatic Chronograph

Since Montblanc’s 1858 collection was first released in 2015, it has served as the host for watches inspired by the erstwhile Minerva marque. Montblanc acquired the Minerva manufacture in 2006 and has done well to use this company’s long design history to enhance its own novel series. This year was no different, with Montblanc expanding its 1858 collection with a time-only watch, a GMT, a limited-edition monopusher chronograph, a limited edition pocket watch, and our focus for this week, the 1858 Automatic Chronograph. Continue reading

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The Philando Castile Charity Fund Erases Debt In District Where He Worked

'Happy Birthday Philando Castile' Chronicles Family + Friends' Life After Tragedy

Source: Twitter

The Philando Castile Charity has multiplied the murdered school nutrition supervisor’s vision by wiping out the lunch debt of every student where he worked.

In 2016, Philando Castile died in front of America’s eyes, in real time on Facebook Live during a traffic stop. The St. Paul Public School nutrition supervisor was a registered gun owner, a loyal member of the community and a charitable man who used to help kids who couldn’t afford lunch.

READ: Philando Castile’s Girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, Receives $800,000 In Settlement Money 

Since his murder, a charity ran in his name has multiplied his mission by thousands, wiping out the lunch debt of every student at all 56 schools in Minnesota’s St. Paul Public Schools, where Castile worked. “No parent of the 37,000 kids who eat meals at school need worry about how to pay that overdue debt,” a post at the YouCaring fundraising page “Philando Feeds the Children” said. Continue reading

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