Friday links: Japanese cats, the Banksy of money, and Warhol eats a burger
Some stories we’ve been reading this week:
- Next month, the Japan Society is presenting “Life of Cats: Selections from the Hiraki Ukiyo-e Collection,” featuring 90 woodblock prints and related objects. We. Cannot. Wait.
- A new computer program can distinguish real Jackson Pollocks from fakes. If only it would also spell-check to make sure he’s not called “Pollack,” as in the article’s sub-headline.
- Have Giotto’s fourteenth-century frescoes in the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi been damaged by over-ambitious restorations?
- What if Banksy painted on money instead of buildings? A shadowy Greek artist is drawing politically-inspired images on Euro bills.
- For your consideration: An interactive infographic featuring all of the gowns worn by Academy Award Best Actress winners since 1929.
- And this didn’t win an Oscar, but it should have: a video of Andy Warhol eating a hamburger.