A warped wooden sculpture was left outside after it had been swept out of a studio in Brooklyn during superstorm Sandy last fall. Ray smith, the artist who leads collaborative work at his Brooklyn studio, said that they were going to dispose of it but decided he liked what had happened to the sculpture – it had been covered in bird poop. The sculpture will be on display through May 5 at the Mana Contemporary, a high-end storage facility in Jersey City.
Matilda, a new broadway musical based off of the novel by Roald Dahl, earned about $1.1 million at the box office last week. The show is about a young girl battling against her cruel parents and dictator-like principal. The show sold nearly $2 million in tickets the day after it opened and has reached nearly $20 in sales so far.
Federal authorities have charged a prominent art dealer in New York, also a reputed Russian mobster, with operating high-stakes gambling rings in New York and Los Angeles. Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov, one of the 34 people indicted on Tuesday, was also charged with plotting to rig sports events at the Salt Lake City Winter events in 2002. According to the article, authorities said the gallery inside Manhattan’s Carlyle Hotel was raided on Tuesday as part of the investigation.