A weekly recap of art world news.
KFC to Turn Chicken Bucket Into Photo Printer
The fast food chain has announced an initiative to turn their chicken bucket into a wireless photo printer. Though the details are still fuzzy, the general idea is for the user to download the app, connect to the printer by Bluetooth, and print photos from your phone. Without concrete examples, the prints appear to look similar to Fujifilm Instax film.
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Dealer Accused of Selling Fake Yosurf Karsh Photo
New York art dealer Walter Graham Arader III has been accused by Sirius XM host Michael Smerconish of selling him a fake, signed iconic photo of Winston Churchill by Yosurf Karsh. The photograph is not a signed Karsh original, but rather a reproduction from a book. Smerconish paid $5,000 in 2000 for the photograph.
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Newly Released Photographs of Reclusive Amazonian Tribe
Cape Town Professor Jean-Paul van Belle has released his rare photographs of a reclusive Amazon tribe. The Mascho Piro clan has had little-to-no contact with modern civilization for the last 600 years. The photographs were made through a telescope lens used for bird watching and are the most detailed images of the tribe to date.
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