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Morning Links: Paul Simonon Edition

TheClashLondonCallingalbumcover“Leading artists and curators take stock of 2014” [The Art Newspaper]

Mass MOCA is celebrating books this month. [The Wall Street Journal]

“Musician Paul Simonon can’t keep away from the canvas—the bass guitar player with 1970s punk band The Clash has made a new series of paintings depicting his personal effects (helmets, gloves, boots and other everyday detritus) which are due to go on show at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London next month (21 January-6 February).” [The Art Newspaper]

Here’s a look inside the Berkeley Art Museum’s farewell. The museum has closed for a $112 million renovation and will reopen in early 2016. [SF Gate]

Amy Adams, who plays painter Margaret Keane in Tim Burton’s Big Eyes, talks about the new biopic. [The New York Times]

And here’s Burton on the film. [BBC News]

The Museo Tamayo in Mexico City has had to hire more security guards to keep up with the number of visitors to a Yayoi Kusama retrospective. [The Art Newspaper]

The Morgan Library has a show about artists’ holiday cards. [The Wall Street Journal]

Simon Denny’s plan for representing New Zealand at the Venice Biennale next year sounds pretty wild, and includes work at the city’s Marco Polo Airport. Here are more details. [National Business Review]

The Nicolaysen Art Museum, in Casper, Wyoming, has received a multimillion-dollar art collection as a gift that includes works by Picasso and Dalí. [Casper Star-Tribune]

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