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Morning Links: Kazimir Malevich’s Racist Joke Edition

Kazimir Malevich's Black Square. VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square.

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X-rays of Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square, currently on view at Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery, revealed a racist joke underneath the paint. [The New York Times]

Ed Ruscha, who lived in Oklahoma for 15 years before doing some of his most famous work in Los Angeles, will be named an Oklahoma Cultural Treasure on December 2. [NewsOK]

France is offering asylum for artworks threatened by ISIS attacks. [France 24]

This year’s Venice Biennale proved that the term “American art” has become increasingly vague. [The Atlantic]

Olafur Eliasson’s Ice Watch, in which tons of ice are allowed to publicly melt, may be staged in Paris next week to coincide with the UN Climate Summit. [The Art Newspaper]

B.A. Shapiro’s new novel The Muralist features an up-and-coming painter during the Depression who falls in with the Abstract Expressionists. [The Daily Beast]

The mayor of a town in Indiana is asking a tavern to cover up its wall mural, which features a tied-up naked woman and a hot dog with a penis for the meat. [WISHTV]

In Denver, Colorado, a Jewish temple has been turned into an art space for artists and small businesses who have been priced out of more expensive areas of the city. [Denver Post]

David Maljkovic at Massimo Minini. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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