Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Art World Shadow Banking, Football Nerds, Tons of Art Crime and More!

Hey there gang. Today we’ve got beautiful things, scandalous things, sad things and fun things. Just like real life. Onward!


You want MORE (alleged) art crimes? Well then feast your eyes on the shady world of auction houses acting as shadow banks. -Via Dr. Ray

Here’s a gorgeous photo essay featuring members of the transgender community of Christopher Street and the West Village. -Via Donna

A list of magical realist games for your smartphone? Yes please.

Guess what? The Green Bay Packers are Dragon Ball Z nerds! -Via Jim

In God Damned Bullshit News- Daisy Ridley, our beloved Rey, has closed her Instagram account after being harassed for expressing a mild political opinion. -Via Courtney

Over 40 artists and designers have banded together to accuse apparel company Zara of intellectual property theft. It’s pretty blatant with even a cursory glance.

Art professionals and scientists have come together to petition oil giant BP’s renewed sponsorship of cultural institutions in the UK.

As a palate cleanser, here’s some wonderful photos with accompanying quotes of and by Georgia O’Keefe. -Via Amy



Featured image via Santa Ragione Studios

Brian George

Brian George is an illustrator and designer who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. In his spare time he makes videos of Spirograph drawings and complains about doing laundry. Website: Twitter: @brianggeorge Insta: @brianggeorge If you're into what I'm doing, feel free to throw down a bit in my tipjar here: @brianggeorge

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