Jewad Selim, Badhdadiat, 1956.©JEWAD SELIM ESTATE/COURTESY MATHAF: ARAB MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, DOHA, QATAR

Jewad Selim, Baghdadiat, 1956.

©JEWAD SELIM ESTATE/COURTESY MATHAF: ARAB MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, DOHA, QATAR

Refuseniks

Twenty-two artists, critics, and curators, from Coco Fusco to Douglas Crimp, discuss what makes protest art powerful. [Vulture]

In a new book, critic Martin Herbert explores the careers of artists who won’t play ball with the art world, such as Trisha Donnelly, who notoriously denies press requests. [The Guardian]

Controversies

A man scrawled “Nazi Art” on a painting on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art yesterday. [New York Daily News]

Three of Peggy Guggenheim’s great-grandchildren are claiming that, by showing several works from her collection in New York now, the Guggenheim Museum is going against her wishes. [The Art Newspaper]

A lawsuit involving a possibly faked Ross Bleckner painting sold to Alec Baldwin is officially moving to trial. [Page Six]

Art History’s Secrets

A look inside the lesser-known story of how the CIA funded Middle Eastern modern art as a way of fighting communism. [Newsweek]

Walls and Barricades

Danièle Thompson, the director of Cézanne et Moi, shows us her wall. [The New York Times]

You may have passed them by, but the barricades in the Beverly Center, a mall in Los Angeles, are by such artists as Catherine Opie and Lisa-Anne Auerbach. [Los Angeles Times]

Influencers

In honor of I. M. Pei’s 100th birthday, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. is planning a celebration. [Curbed]

Kerry James Marshall and Cindy Sherman have made Time’s 100 Most Influential People list. On hand to explain why are collector (and NBA superstar!) Grant Hill and artist and filmmaker Miranda July, respectively. [Time]