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Jean-Michel Othoniel, My Bed, 2003.COURTESY THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM

Jean-Michel Othoniel, My Bed, 2003.

COURTESY THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM

An interview with Dave Hickey: “I am retired from the art world. I will never retire from art or writing.” [The Huffington Post]

The Smithsonian intends to raise $1.5 billion for its museums [Associated Press]

Daniel Arsham releases a new post-apocalyptic video starring who else but James Franco. [T:The New York Times Style Magazine]

Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris has commissioned works by Ellsworth Kelly, Olafur Eliasson, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Sarah Morris, Taryn Simon, Cerith Wyn Evans and Adrián Villar Rojas for its new building, designed by Frank Gehry. [The Art Newspaper]

Yoko Ono, Gilbert and George, Lily Cole, and others appeared at a two-day festival of ideas at the Serpentine Gallery that grappled with extinction. [The Guardian]

“Visionaire, a publisher that produces pricey limited editions (which it calls issues), is devoting its current issue, Visionaire 64, to works by the conceptual artist John Baldessari, who has used celebrity self-portraits provided for the project as his raw material.” [The New York Times]

A new work by Banksy, “Girl with a Pierced Eardrum,” appears in Bristol, and is promptly defaced. [The Independent]

Jean-Michel Othoniel talks about being the first artist in residence at Versailles in more than three centuries. [Artforum]

Portland, Oregon-based arts patron Richard Geary died at the age of 79. [The Oregonian]

Oscar de la Renta has died of complications from cancer at the age of 82. From a 2009 interview: “Somebody might ask, ‘What is Oscar de la Renta?’ And you could say, ‘It’s a pretty dress.’” [The New York Times]

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