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Niki Johnson, Eggs Benedict, 2013, latex condoms. COURTESY THE ARTIST

Niki Johnson, Eggs Benedict, 2013, latex condoms.

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Niki Johnson’s portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made of condoms is naturally sparking controversy. [TIME]

Josef Helfenstein, the director of the Menil Collection, will leave his position at the Houston museum to become the director of the Kunstmuseum Basel. [The New York Times]

A year-long series of art events, featuring films by Liam Gillick and Zineb Sedira, has been announced for the London Underground. [The Art Newspaper]

Photographs of artists’ private lives, including one snapshot of a possibly drunk George Tooker. [Hyperallergic]

ArtsWave is awarding $10.4 million in grants to various arts institutions in or around Cincinnati, Ohio. Among them is the Cincinnati Art Museum, which will receive $1.6 million. [Arforum]

Sam Hodge has been making prints based on the screens of broken phones. [The Telegraph]

Sean Scully works have been installed in the Monastery of Santa Cecília, in Montserrat, Spain, in what the painter calls the “most significant exhibition probably [he’s] ever done.” [The New York Times]

Nicola Tyson at Nathalie Obadia. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Artists in Dubai are recycling materials to create work that questions identity. [The National UAE]

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