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It would appear the art world isn’t immune to a little financial chicanery. This gold brick is currently on sale at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art as a paperweight/doorstop, but if the $80 price tag seems a little low for ten ounces of gold there’s a reason: it’s gilded aluminum stamped with a few significant dates and christened as art.

Of course, you could always pick up the genuine article for a few hundred more…but you’d have to leave the museum first.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom