Morning Links: Sunburn Art Edition



The Delaware Art Museum has sold Andrew Wyeth’s Arthur Cleveland and Winslow Homer’s Milking Time in an effort to replace funds lost to construction debt. [USA Today]

MoMA has hired Yasmil Raymond, a Dia Art Foundation curator since 2009, to serve as associate curator in the painting and sculpture department. [Artforum]

“The Sofas of L.A.” [CNN]

Damien Hirst’s London art space, Newport Street Gallery, is opening with a solo show for British artist John Hoyland this October. [The Art Newspaper]

Six British artists have been commissioned to produce permanent work for a development near the new U.S. embassy in London. In the first round, Sarah Lucas, Simon Fujiwara, and Mohammed Qasim Ashfaq will create sculptures to be unveiled at Frieze London this October. [The Art Newspaper]

The European Centre of Judaism, a €10m project in the city’s 17th arrondissement with plans for a synagogue, library, theater, and classrooms, will open in 2017. [The Art Newspaper]

The latest in ingeniously insane fads: #sunburnart. “Individuals apply sunblock to selective areas of their bodies to create patterned tan lines, and then they share their stenciled and sunned skin on social media.” [People]

During a tour of his show at Sprüth Magers in London, John Waters says he wants to be “the most despised person imaginable,” and reveals why he performed plastic surgery on Lassie. [The Guardian]

Mark Bradford, Pae White, and Ball-Nogues each contributed an artwork to LAX for the purpose of providing “a measure of calm and reflection amid the chaos of air travel.” [Los Angeles Times]

The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma are refusing to return artwork looted by Nazis, arguing that the owners made their claims too late. The subjects of this controversy are a pair of 16th-century wood panels by Lucas Cranach the Elder portraying Adam and Eve (estimated at $24 million), and a 19th-century impressionist work by Camille Pissarro (estimated at $500,000 in Oklahoma). [The Washington Post]

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