The past week in art saw the announcement of cool exhibitions (like John Lennon's drawings and one dedicated to the history of hair), controversy (Richard Phillips' portrait of Mitt Romney and IKEA Saudi Arabia Photoshopping women out of their catalogue), Big Bird memes inspired by the Presidental debates, awesome book and print releases, and clever street art. You get the point — it was as varied and exciting as every week in art and design tends to be. Without further ado, The Best Art Stories of the Week (October 1 - October 7).

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