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Serenity now. Venice announced on Friday a plan that would require tourists to take a day trip to the city Make a reservation and pay the fee Between €3 and €10 (which is about $3.13 to $10.43), depending on the size of the crowds, The New York Times reports. The new system will take effect in January. Don’t worry, seasoned Biennale fans: people who sleep at night in the city will be exempt from the new fee, as a daily tax is already levied in such cases. Venice, the purest republic, is “an open-air museum and for its preservation it is necessary to limit the flow of people,” Dina Riverawho runs a high-end tour company, Tell Bloomberg. Otherwise, it will be like leaving doors Louvre Museum Open.” However, some locals are concerned that these steps could hurt the city’s economy.
It’s DÉJ VU again. Climate activists in the UK have once again staged a protest at a major art museum. on Monday, Just stop the oil Hit National Gallery in London guardian Reports Paste itself on the frame From John Constable‘s hi win (1821) and put images over a work that presents his landscape as environmental ruin. work follows Similar protests Last week at institutions in London, Glasgow and Manchester. “At the end of the day, new fossil fuels are a death project by our government,” one activist told the newspaper. “Yes, there is glue on the frame of this painting, but there is blood on the hands of our government.”
On Friday, Germany and Nigeria signed an agreement in Berlin that will witness looting Bronze Boys and other materials returned to the African country. Two bronzes were handed over at the ceremony. “This is just the beginning of more than 1,000 pieces of Kingdom of Benin which are still in German museums,” German Foreign Minister, Annala BarbukHe said. [The Associated Press]
Kurt MarcusThe military ranger turned photographer who considered cowboys and models as his main subjects, passed away last month at the age of 75. “A true artist,” Cindy Crawford wrote on Instagram. “Your work was beautifully beautiful and honest.” [The New York Times]
Marcus FierceFounder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Architecture and Design DesignHe passed away at the age of 54. Galleries was “a brilliant journalist, visionary businessman, father, husband, colleague and much-loved friend,” the outlet said in a statement. [Dezeen]
Gilded silver shield from the 17th century was missing from Dresden City Museum In Germany at the end of World War II he returned to the parade there on Saturday. Researchers at Philadelphia Museum of Art She identified the piece in her collections and recently brought it home. [PhillyVoice]
Interest in the NFT scene in Africa is growing, Joseph Ndoko reports. [ARTnews]
POP pages. On his first solo album, BTS member J-Hope he said that He eavesdropped KAWS To create a cover art. (not yet revealed) and singer Lake Lee . said financial times who – which recently bought Collection of books about Louise BourgeoisAnd the Marilyn DumasAnd the Cindy Sherman . “I love Cindy Sherman because she talks about something I struggle with a lot: How does one grow old as a woman without going crazy?” He said to me.
Throw the book at them. The financial times Take a deep dive in A wild theme of book thefts, which has some obvious similarities with art thefts. For one thing, if you steal a very popular book, it will be hard to fence off that book. “What you don’t have James Bond The villain petting a white cat just wants to carry these items, most of the rare laptops like Mona Lisa—completely and utterly unsalable,” Bernard Shapiro , an antique book dealer, told the newspaper. Having said that, the “klepto experts” do exist, according to the story. [FT]