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Alex Katz Named J. Crew "Great American Artist"

Alex Katz, J. Crew model: Howard Kaplan from the Eye Level blog discovered more than a supersoft crewneck tee when he opened this month’s J. Crew catalogue — like one of his favorite artists donning khakis.

Damien Hirst designing skateboards: Because evidently key rings weren’t cool enough. Click here for the video.

Leonardo da Vinci had a really, really long beard: Or at least he does in a newly discovered portrait. Also: An uncanny fondness for black robes and feathers.

Don’t tell the toy collectors: Malaysian artist Olan Ventura makes conceptual art from over-loved action figures.

Street art meetst the Wii: It’s called Wiispray. And it’s the brainchild of Martin Lih. Video here.

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