Morning Links: Pepe the Frog Edition

Pepe the Frog paints a picture. VIA RARE-PEPES-EVERYDAY/TUMBLR

Pepe the Frog paints a picture.


How much can you buy a rare Pepe the Frog meme for? Buzzfeed consulted such people in the art world as Michael Connor, the artistic director at Rhizome, and Magdalena Sawon, the owner of Postmasters, to find out. [Buzzfeed]

European artists will be able to paint with cadmium red after all following a decision not to ban the color in the European Union. [The Art Newspaper]

You could be the proud owner of a loft at 84 Mercer Street, in New York, and its collection of art by Keith Haring, Vik Muniz, and others for just $6 million. [New York Post]

Trans activist Sylvia Rivera’s portrait has been installed in the National Portrait Gallery, in Washington, D.C., making her image the first transgender one in the museum’s collection. [New Now Next]

In a new Crackle show called The Art of More, Dennis Quaid, Kate Bosworth, and Cary Elwes “[delve] into the underbelly and surprisingly cutthroat and glamorous world of premium auction houses.” [The New York Times]

A show at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco explores the history of Western artists who looked to Japan for inspiration. [San Francisco Chronicle]

Last night, at a MCA Chicago benefit art auction, a Kerry James Marshall painting sold for $700,000, putting it $220,000 over its expected price. [Crain’s Chicago Business]

Don’t know who Tawaraya Sotatsu is? The influential yet largely unknown Japanese painter is now the subject of a show at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, in Washington, D.C. [Washington Post]

In India, Anish Kapoor, Atul Dodiya, and Shilpa Gupta are among the artists protesting social violence against minorities. [Scroll]

Eva Kotakova at SVIT. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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