What Do You Do If Someone Sells Your Instagram Selfie For $90K?

ArtNews calls Prince sexist, which feels apt to me: he’s taking self-portraits by young women and imposing his own subjectivity over theirs, turning them into commodities as well as objects at which he — and his other rich male art friends — can leer.

The Cost of Things: Museums

Chatting With Artist Darren Bader About His Donation Boxes at the 2014 Whitney Biennial, Cats and Money

I interviewed artist Darren Bader over email as he prepared for his next exhibit at the Andrew Kreps Gallery, where he’ll have a show opening in the middle of May. We talked about his work, his current piece at the Whitney, and how a person makes money as a conceptual artist. We also talked about cats.

Money As Art

Mark Wagner is a collage artist who uses dollar bills as his material. While watching this, I kept thinking, “ahh, isn’t it illegal to destroy currency?” (Yes.) But it’s art.

Three Tourists Bought Art From Banksy’s Anonymous Pop-Up Shop in Central Park This Weekend

On Saturday, an old man set up a stall in Central Park near Fifth Avenue selling “spray art” for $60 per canvas. He was able to sell a few canvasses to three tourists for a total of $420—which isn’t so bad for someone selling street art. Graffiti artist Banksy revealed that the stall was actually a one-time pop-up shop that belonged to him, and the New York Post reports that the art could be worth as much as $31,000.

Crowded Transportation; The Chinese Workers Who Make the Toys

This photo is from German artist and photographer Michael Wolf, who I discovered via Tyler Cowen. It’s part of a series of photos of people crammed into crowded Tokyo subway trains. Also incredible is Wolf’s installation “The Real Toy Story,” which consists of 20,000 toys made in China and bought in California that Wolf attached to a wall with photos of the workers who made the toys. Really, all the photos in his portfolio are terrific.

What Kate Bingaman-Burt Buys

Today I came across artist Kate Bingaman-Burt’s site, which chronicles some of the thing she buys, as well as a period of time when she was drawing all of her credit card statements.

I Didn’t Think Art Could Make Me Rich, But I Thought It Might Pay Some Very Cheap Rent (Nope)

The Best Parts of Cities Are Free