Pizzagate-Inspired Digital Art, Stefan Simchowitz Talks the Future of the Art Market

The sign for the Comet Ping Pong restaurant is seen in Washingon, DC, on December 5, 2016. An assault rifle-wielding gunman's appearance at a Washington pizzeria that was falsely reported to house a pedophile ring has elevated worries over the unrelenting rise of fake news and malicious gossip on the internet. No one was injured when 28-year-old Edgar Maddison Welch strode into the Comet Ping Pong restaurant, packed with families on a Sunday afternoon, and fired off a round from his AR-15.

The sign for the Comet Ping Pong restaurant in Washington, D.C. Nicholas Kammn/AFP/Getty Images

Artist Michael Green has made digital art inspired by the outlandish allegations that sparked “Pizzagate,” a conspiracy theory which started online and led a gunman from North Carolina to travel to Washington D.C. to explore whether or not a child sex ring existed under a pizza parlor. (The Creator’s Project)

Collector and outspoken art “flipper” Stefan Simchowitz talks with Artspace’s Andrew Goldstein about navigating the uncertainty of the art market. (Artspace)

A performance artist is giving tours of presidential portraits in D.C.’s National Portrait Gallery with a focus on Native American history. (Hyperallergic)

An art exhibition in Münster, Germany, will feature a tattoo parlor just for senior citizens. (Art Newspaper)

The city of Rio de Janeiro is now a UNESCO World heritage site, a protective honor bestowed because of its unique blend of natural and manmade sites. (Art Daily)

Pizzagate-Inspired Digital Art, Stefan Simchowitz Talks the Future of the Art Market