Morning Links: ‘Homeland’ Graffiti Edition

Graffiti for a Homeland set in Berlin. COURTESY THE ARTISTS

Graffiti for a Homeland set in Berlin.


The artists hired by Showtime’s Homeland to create graffiti for a set in Berlin revealed that they used the platform to write statements censuring the show’s stereotypes of Middle Eastern people. One example: “Homeland is racist.” [BBC]

Roy Lichtenstein’s fretful Nurse will be sold at auction at Christie’s on November 9. [The New York Times]

Jeffrey Deitch and Larry Gagosian are collaborating on a figurative painting and sculpture show, to be titled “Unrealism,” opening in Miami this December. [The New York Times]

The comeback story of the great Sam Gilliam. [The Guardian]

Empire is TV’s contemporary art gallery. [The New Yorker]

Marte Eknæs and Nicolau Vergueiro featuring Lisa Sitko at What Pipeline in Detroit. [Contemporary Art Daily]

U.S. General Services Administration is showcasing the more than 26,000 paintings, sculptures, prints and other works from the 1850s to the present that hang in U.S. government buildings across the nation on their new website. [ABC News]

What are the secret meanings behind Frida Kahlo’s use of plant imagery? [The Financial Times]

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