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Spray-painted odes to New York join the lineup at the 3-day music festival on Randall’s Island this weekend

This weekend, in addition to a star-studded lineup of musical guests that includes everyone from The Strokes to Outkast to Vampire Weekend, Governors Ball, New York’s annual three-day music festival, will bring 20 street artists to Randall’s Island for The Mural Project. Spearheaded by Everyone Onlyco-founders Lola Sherwood and Varghese Chacko, the group effort, subtitled “An Ode to New York,” promises a variety of perspectives on New York City, its melting pot of culture, and especially its lively street art scene.

The 20 artists will make several collaborative works in addition to their own murals. Following the festival, the works will be shown again at the newly opened Greenpoint warehouse gallery Succulent Studios, starting June 28.

From a primordial version of Lady Liberty to a memorial to the women of New York, here are the 19 murals of The Mural Project.

Icy and Sot

In Iranian brothers Icy and Sot’s mural, as is often typical in New York, subway riders stare off into the distance, ignoring the performer in the center. And yet, even though the performer appears to be a nuisance for the riders, he is more colorful than anything else in the otherwise black-and-white scene. → Read more

Keith Haring Foundation Sued For $40 Million By Collectors Over ‘Fakes’

On Friday a group of art collectors and dealers filed a lawsuit against the Keith Haring foundation, claiming that it has cost them at least $40 million, by publicly labelling around 90 paintings by the late artist  ‘counterfeit’ and ‘fake’ and by failing to fully evaluate them.

The lawsuit in US District Court in Manhattan portrayed the Keith Haring Foundation Inc’s approach to authentication as irrational and irresponsible, saying its authentication committee operated for many years “in secret, with little or no explanation and often without ever physically inspecting the works”.

The lawsuit said the foundation, which started shortly before Haring died of AIDS in 1990, disbanded the authentication committee in 2012 to shield itself from litigation over its decisions but continued to obstruct the emergence of new Haring works “through malicious and wrongful tactics” including shutting down a display of Haring art at a Miami show in March 2013. → Read more