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Morning Links: Jackson Pollock’s Cookbook Edition

Jackson Pollock in the kitchen.  COURTESY THE POLLOCK-KRASNER HOUSE AND STUDY CENTER

Jackson Pollock in the kitchen.

COURTESY THE POLLOCK-KRASNER HOUSE AND STUDY CENTER

Yarat, an Azeri non-profit organization, will show works by local and international contemporary artists on March 24 in its new location inside a Soviet-era naval building in Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital. “Making Histories” will show works by more than 20 artists, including new works by Iranian-born Shirin Neshat, who has created 55 portraits of Azeris in order to show the diverse cultural history of Azerbaijan. [The Art Newspaper]

When SFMOMA reopens in spring 2016, visitors will be able to come out and interact with street art in Natoma Alley. [San Francisco Chronicle]

The World Ice Fair Championships, which determine who can carve the most beautiful statues from ice, are currently happening in Fairbanks, Alaska. [CBS News]

Fred Lonidier and Phel Steinmetz’s multimedia “DGB Union House” at DGB Union House in Berlin. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Read this review of Native American painter George Morrison’s retrospective at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. [Hyperallergic]

A new book, Unexpected Art, show surreal site-specific works around the world, from a disco ball suspended above Paris to an indoor desert. See preview photos here. [The Guardian]

The Atlantic ponders why we’re so fascinated by art thefts. [The Atlantic]

Ahead of his London exhibition (and the premiere of the final season of Mad Men), 101-year-old illustrator Mac Conner tells the Telegraph about his life as “the real Don Draper” back in the golden age of advertising. [The Telegraph]

Jackson Pollock’s cookbook has been unearthed, and copies will go on sale April 1. Apparently, the artist could make a prize-winning apple pie. [New York Observer]

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