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Bill Cunningham photographs guests at the 22nd Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit Auction in 2015. (Photo: Sean Zanni/

Cunningham Consecrated

Fashion photographer Bill Cunningham’s personal possessions have been donated to the New York Historical Society. The items include Cunningham’s signature blue jacket, bicycle, and camera.

Gucci Works Toward Diversity

Gucci has joined Parks, a nonprofit that assists companies in implementing policies that encourage and respect diversity. The fashion house is the first to join such an organization.

Making a Spectacle

After an extended period of limited availability, Snap’s Spectacles can now be purchased online. The move comes after Snap’s recent SEC filings revealed an expected, but not ideal financial status.
[The Verge]

Firms of Steel

Steel company ArcelorMittal has released a long list of architecture practices for its new headquarters, including big names like Foster + Partners, Bernard Tschumi Architects, Rafael Viñoly Architects, and OMA. A winner is expected to be announced in September.
[The Architects’ Journal]

SpaceX Takes Off

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida’s John F. Kennedy Space Center. The rocket was loaded with supplies for the International Space Station.
[The New York Times]

Dealer Disgraced

Art dealer Eric Spoutz received a sentence of 41 months in prison for selling dozens of forged pieces, including works falsely attributed to Willem de Kooning, Robert Indiana, and Joan Mitchell. Spoutz reportedly operated under a number of aliases and created fake evidence of provenance in order to sell the forgeries.

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