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• The Occupy Wall Street catchall: (re)Appropriation of revolutionary images, the documentary, an Apple-style commercial (“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels…”), artblogger James Wagner’s day-by-day chronicle of the NYC protests, and the art hook: Mark di Suvero’s sculpture makes an appearance in The (Occupied) Wall Street Journal‘s map as “Weird Red Thing.” […]


• The Occupy Wall Street catchall: (re)Appropriation of revolutionary images, the documentary, an Apple-style commercial (“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels…”), artblogger James Wagner’s day-by-day chronicle of the NYC protests, and the art hook: Mark di Suvero’s sculpture makes an appearance in The (Occupied) Wall Street Journal‘s map as “Weird Red Thing.”

• Director Lars von Trier — who made some bizarre comments about Nazis and Hitler at Cannes this year, apologized for it and then retracted that apology — says he was questioned by police this week over the controversial remarks. Police say no charges exist, but in a statement von Trier noted a “preliminary charge from the prosecutor in Grasse in France in August 2011, on a possible contravention of French law against the glorification of war crimes.”

• Photographer Brian Ulrich, who was in the Walker’s 2008 exhibition Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes, gives Design Observer readers a look at works from his new book Is This Place Great or What, which documents American consumer culture. In a 2008 audio slideshow, he told me about the series — and the work that eventually became the title of his monograph.

• German artist Neo Rauch has sealed a deal with his childhood town of Aschersleben to open an arts foundation. Opening in June, it’ll house all of his graphic works — which he describes as “accessories to my painting” — since 1992 and into the future. “I would practically have my own museum and be under constant pressure to produce high quality work,” said Rauch. “At the same time it will be a boost to the town’s cultural life.”

• Infographic: One designer’s creative process.

Carsten Höller to install a giant slide at the New Museum. The 40-foot high, 102-foot long transparent-plastic chute is scheduled to open Oct. 26.

• Two sides of Steve Jobs: Mailing out autographed computer chips to fans and flipping IBM the bird.