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Morning Links: Protesting Renoir Haters Edition

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Ball at the Moulin de la Galette, 1876, oil on canvas. VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Ball at the Moulin de la Galette, 1876, oil on canvas.

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Max Geller, the creator of the Instagram account Renoir Sucks at Painting, started a protest outside the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston yesterday. His demand: that the museum take its Renoirs of its walls and put up something else of higher quality. [The Boston Globe]

Randy Kennedy talks to Jim Shaw ahead of the opening of the artist’s retrospective at the New Museum. [New York Times]

Christie’s has tightened up its April calendar with what the auction house is calling “Classic Art Week,” a series of six sales of pre-modern art. [The Art Newspaper]

In 2016, when the Vikings’s new U.S. Bank Stadium opens, it will include 500 works of art, 200 of which will be commissioned by 34 by Minnesota artists. [Star Tribune]

An economically stable period in Brazil during the mid-’90s allowed for a new generation of art collectors. [The Financial Times]

Jamian Juliano-Villani at Tanya Leighton. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Hidden away in a forest near Nanjing, in China, is the Sifang Art Museum, which includes commissioned art by Ai Weiwei, David Adjaye, and others. [CNN]

In this minute-long video, it’s a man with a leaf-blower versus a wall of Post-It note art. [TIME]

A former teacher in Cortez, Florida has opened The Purple Pixie, an art gallery that also runs a coloring club for adults. [Bradenton Herald]

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