Bits: 06.17.10

Ai Weiwei's Field at Art Basel, 2010, via Art Documents

• Curator-critic Hans Ulrich Obrist's The Gold of Their Bodies: a Conversation Before Death, featuring his conversation with artist Ashley Bickerton, to be illustrated as a graphic novel. Drawn by Ignacio Noé, it depicts the pair as they work their way through "the red light district of an anonymous Eastern metropolis."

• London street artist Robbo says he isn't Banksy. That's because this 89-year-old grandmother is. Also: Banksy's iconic rat-with-suitcase stencil on a meter box is stolen in Australia.

• The New York Times' look at freelance curators in Europe highlights friends Max Andrew (formerly of the Walker) and Mariana Cánepa of the Barcelona-based "curatorial office" Latitudes. Thanks, Kemi!

• Utne on dissident art in Zimbabwe.

ROLU's Matt Olson curates a selection of artists for Culturehall: Maryanne Casasanta, David Horvitz, Sam Falls and Emilie Halpern.

• London exhibition: Francis Alÿs: A Story of Deception, Tate Modern, through Sept. 5.

• San Francisco exhibition: Clare Rojas: We They, We They, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, through Sept. 12. Also, at the Bolinas Museum (Calif.), Rojas' Together at Last, and Barry McGee's Leave it Alone, on view June 19–Aug. 1.

• New app: In conjunction with the Hirshhorn/Walker Yves Klein retrospective, an iPhone app of the same name, Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers.

Andy Kaufman on a Portland realty sign.

BP GOP tee.

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