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Morning Links: Axe-Wielding Douglas Gordon Edition

Douglas Gordon, who attacked the theater showing his new play with an axe. MARTIN HUNTER

Douglas Gordon, who attacked the theater showing his new play with an axe.

MARTIN HUNTER

Critics didn’t really like Douglas Gordon’s new play, so the Turner Prize–winning artist axed the walls of the theater where it’s having its run. [Manchester Evening News]

A Lego artist has recreated Justin Bieber’s nude Instagram photo using the artist’s preferred plastic medium. [The AV Club]

Filmmaker Joe Gibbons, who robbed a bank as performance art, has been sentenced to one year in prison. [Artforum]

The Smithsonian has posted a disclaimer about its much-publicized show “Conversations,” which features work from the Cosbys’ collection. The museum writes that the show is “fundamentally about the artworks and the artists who created them, not Mr. Cosby.” [NPR]

An “eco-art” project, intended to efficiently filter water, grows in South Florida. [Reuters]

The Getty will show replicas of Buddhist caves for its 2016 show “Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road.” [Los Angeles Times]

The British Museum may be loaning £1 billion-worth of work to Abu Dhabi in the coming three years. [The Art Newspaper]

An exhibition at Chicago’s Gallery Guichard, featuring a replica of Michael Brown’s dead body, has been controversial. [Hyperallergic]

Josephine Pryde at Wattis. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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