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Aerin Lauder lipstick in Poppy. COURTESY BLOOMINGDALE'S

Aerin Lauder lipstick in Poppy.

COURTESY BLOOMINGDALE’S

Aerin Lauder has teamed up with Neue Galerie to create a limited-edition lipstick called Berlin Nights, coinciding with the opening of the exhibition “Berlin Metropolis: 1918-1933.” The lipstick was inspired by the Weimar-era “neue frau,” or new woman, who was a self-reliant hedonist. [The New York Times]

Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty in Great Salt Lake, Utah, is experiencing its most severe drought in history—water levels are merely inches away from their low in 1963. [The Art Newspaper]

Deborah Berke, founder of the eponymous New York design firm, has been named the new dean of Yale’s School of Architecture. [Artforum]

Aleana Egan’s “shapes from life” at The Douglas Hyde Gallery in Dublin. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Brian Eno called for a “rethink of culture” at BBC Music’s John Peel lecture, claiming that the arts are wrongly dismissed as a luxury. [BBC]

On Clifford Owens’s “scatalogical whispers.” [Hyperallergic]

Pope Francis blessed a grotto covered with 110,000 knots during his recent visit to Philadelphia. The piece was inspired by one of his favorite paintings, Mary, Undoer of Knots. [TPM.com]

Nicolas Winding Refn’s new art book, Nicolas Winding Refn: The Act of Seeing, depicts the beauty in “trashy movies” from the 1960s-70s. [The Daily Beast]

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