Bits: 10.05.10

John Pfahl, 31 Prince Street, Rochester, New York, from the "Picture Window" series, 1978, via Silver Linings

• New York exhibition: Joy Garnett: Boom and Bust, a show of six paintings exploring "sublime spectacle through works on canvas sourced from photography of military events," opens Oct. 15 at Winkleman Gallery.

• Minneapolis exhibition: A foreclosed storefront/home is the site for No Assumption: A Collaborative Exhibition of Art in a Residence, a group show presented by Art of This and Artcodex. Opening Saturday, it features works around themes of "property, the pursuit of happiness, and contemporary American domesticity in the context of the foreclosure crisis" by Gudrun Lock, Terry Gydesen, Nick Howard and many others.

• Fashion/celebrity photographer Bridgitte Lancombe documented a trip to Rajasthan, India, to photograph the good work of anti-poverty group Heiffer International. Check out her images and videos.

• I wanted to link up the arresting Mother Jones story "The Juan Doe Problem," about the forensic challenge of identifying immigrants who died trying to cross the U.S./Mexico border, even before I knew it was written by former Utne staffer Andi McDaniel and photographer Matt Nager. See Nager's accompanying photo essay.

• Film debut: Art21's new feature on William Kentridge airs Oct. 21, but Hyperallergic's got a way for you to win tickets to the Oct. 18 NYC preview at MoMA.

• Dennis Hopper's Gehry-designed house is for sale. Price reduced to $5.2 million.

• Among the fixes Monty Python could've made to upgrade Holy Grail to an A-rating for British censors in '74: "Lose 'We make castanets out of your testicles.'"

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