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Friday’s Hairy Eyeball: Lance Armstrong auction, Damien Hirst multiples, Van Gogh letters

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Friday’s Hairy Eyeball; processing the tricking of acrid art world sap, one noxious drop at a time.

Lance Armstrong’s artist designed Tour de France bikes fetch $1.3 million at auction. [via Bloomberg]

Other Criteria, a publishing house founded by Damien Hirst, Hugh Allan and Frank Dunphy, sells editioned curiosities online [via Art Fag City]

To benefit Performa 09, daughter of Miami’s Don and Mera Rubell, party designer Jennifer Rubell hosted “Creation” a food binge held at X Initiative in Chelsea, where what appeared to be just gluttony (3,600 drinking glasses, a pyramid of unshelled peanuts and 2,000 pound hillock of honey-soaked ribs) was in fact art. [via Art Info and The Moment]

The Powerless-20, the 20 least significant people in the art world, provides an anecdotal antidote to The Power 100. [via Hyperallergic]

Flag Art Foundation organizes a sprawling, sporadic installation of New York billboards created by Felix-Gonzalez-Torres and Jim Hodges. [via Flag Art Foundation]

Van Gogh’s letters translated to English. [via Art Market Monitor]

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This weekend in Miami:

Tonight:

Spinello Gallery open their annual Art Basel fair-like exhibition “Littlest Sister” featuring works by a host of Miami based artists.

Locust Projects hosts its annual Fall fundraiser event “Smash and Grab

Tomorrow:

Bass Museum open “Night Shift” curated by Jerome Sans, an exhibition of outdoor sculptural works and performances by Robert Chambers, Jim Drain and Brooke O-Harra, Christy Gast, Julie Kahn, Nicolas Lobo, Ernesto Oroza & Gean Moreno, Tom Scicluna, Frances Trombly, and Viking Funeral. Saturday, November 7, 6:00pm to 2:00am.

Twenty Twenty Projects host a closing reception for Justin H. Long’s solo show “From Sea to Shining Sea.” Saturday, November 7, 7:00pm to Midnight.

Upcoming:

As next Friday is perhaps a little short notice we thought we would also mention The Reading Room, a monthly event (November 13 and December 11) in the Children’s Room at Miami Dade Public Library where visitors can get up close and personal with artist books. Next Friday at noon The Reading Room will feature artists’ publications and multiples from [NAME] Publications, a Miami-based non-profit founded by Gean Moreno in 2008. Special guests include Beatriz Monteavaro, Gean Moreno, and Kathleen Hudspeth.

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Friday’s Hairy Eyeball: Lance Armstrong auction, Damien Hirst multiples, Van Gogh letters