If the recent catastrophes and crises in the art world (the arrest of Steve Kurtz, the Momart fire) or in the world in general (where to start?) have you in a funk, take heart and thank God for little favors as The Mattel Corporation becomes an involuntary patron of the arts to the tune of 2 million bones.

- Dale Hoyt [Friday, July 9th, 2004]



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