September in broad strokes

Her arm looks funny.

What has Jim Carrey been up to, you were wondering? He’s been painting. The paintings are either of Jenny McCarthy or very pointedly not of Jenny McCarthy. Now you know. [ArtNet]

Cindy Sherman’s got an Instagram account! [NYT]

Taiwan’s National Palace Museum made 70,000 of its images available freely online. [ArtNet]

A likeness of Jennifer Lawrence was the cover of Vogue. Her arm looks funny. [Vogue]

French street artist Invader put up one of his mosaics, called an alias, up in Versailles. It’s his 3,500th, which is reason enough to have a drink. [Juxtapoz]

“Two drawings found buried beneath papers, furniture, and frames in a London antiques shop have been confirmed as genuine works by Alberto Giacometti. The works, which had been presumed lost, were located in the inventory of the late antiques dealer Eila Grahame last year.” Giacometti was deeply involved in the pre-WWII Paris arts scene and achieved worldwide critical acclaim in the 50s and 60s. He died in 1966. [ArtNet]

Meanwhile somewhere else in France, some of Invader’s mosaics — err, pardon me, ‘aliases,’ were pilfered from walls around Paris. “Authorities were alerted to the thefts on social media, with Parisians snapping pictures of the pretend workers on Twitter and asking why the city was removing the mosaics.” I know I should be sad about this, but the fact of the matter is I like theft more than I like art. So. [Art Daily]

MoMA is auctioning off 400 photos from its collection. Sales will take place online and run through the spring. [ArtNet]

The internet’s largest database of Jewish art and artifacts is live, courtesy of the Center for Jewish Art at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. [Art Daily]

After flagging hundreds of racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic slurs on Twitter and seeing many of them still live on the internet months later Israeli-German street artist Shahak Shapira chalked the slurs all over Twitter’s German HQ. [NYT]

With no 100% definitive catalogue of his works, Modigliani is the most commonly forged artist in the world and has been ever since his death in 1920. [ArtNet]

Hey look, there’s an art-world power couple! Or…there was. [Page Six]

Did Johannes Vermeer, ghostwriter of the critically acclaimed novel Girl with a Pearl Earring, trace his masterpiece paintings? Researcher Jane Jelley lays out a compelling case for how his technique would have worked. “If Vermeer really did use this method, it would go a long way to explaining his distorted proportions and off-center compositions” Indeed. [ArtNet]