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Centerpoints: Occupy George, Draplin’s Philly poster, Gugg Paint

• As Occupy George brings infographics about the U.S. economy to dollar bills, some New York activists say they’re bringing Occupy Wall Street elsewhere: To art museums. Hyperallergic publisher Hrag Vartanian calls Occupy Museums “the most peculiar Occupy Wall Street/art-related thing I’ve heard about yet.” He continues: “Where were these protesters yesterday during the Sotheby’s […]

• As Occupy George brings infographics about the U.S. economy to dollar bills, some New York activists say they’re bringing Occupy Wall Street elsewhere: To art museums. Hyperallergic publisher Hrag Vartanian calls Occupy Museums “the most peculiar Occupy Wall Street/art-related thing I’ve heard about yet.” He continues: “Where were these protesters yesterday during the Sotheby’s art handlers protest? Since August 1, members of the 99% (i.e. art handlers) have been locked out by Sotheby’s, and they continue to need help standing up to the art market’s disregard of workers who make the system run.”

• At SFMOMA, Adrienne Skye Roberts asks an open-ended question about Occupy Wall Street: “[W]hat is the place of artists in this movement and what can we learn here?”

• Laughing Squid gives a shout out to Aaron Draplin — MCAD-educated graphic designer, Field Notes creator and participant in our design show — for his new Philadelphia Freedom! poster, printed by Minneapolis’ Burlesque.

• A foundation has been launched to raise funds to buy Christo’s iconic Wrapped Reichstag and present related drawings and documentation in an upcoming exhibition.

• At the Visual Arts blog, Walker director Olga Viso writes about what the Istanbul Biennial is lacking: “an indefatigable spirit of generosity and faith in the potential of art to not only transcribe the exigencies of the present moment but transcend them too.”

BLDG BLOG: “The Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera, designed by Jonas Pfeil as part of his thesis project at the Technical University of Berlin, creates spherical panoramas after being thrown into the air.”

• The Guggenheim diversifies… into house paint.