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    Morning Links: Damien Hirst Edition

    ‘OCCASIONALLY EXHILARATING, FREQUENTLY DEPRESSING’

    Newport Street Gallery.COURTESY NEWPORT STREET GALLERY.

    Newport Street Gallery.

    COURTESY NEWPORT STREET GALLERY

    Ben Eastham, the co-founder of The White Review, writes in the London Review of Books that Newport Street Gallery, the space established by Damien Hirst, is slightly less than stellar. He calls Hirst “a virtuoso of bad manners.” [The London Review of Books]

    REVELATIONS ABROAD 

    There’s an art space in a former cooking oil plant in Havana. [The Washington Post]

    Historians have finally figured out what street Vermeer was depicting in The Little Street. [The Wall Street Journal]

    The British government is depriving the public of 22,000 publicly owned works. [The Guardian]

    Egyptian authorities shut down the Townhouse Gallery in Cairo. [The New York Times]

    GOODBYE, ELLSWORTH KELLY

    Scott Rothkopf, deputy director of programs and chief curator at the Whitney, writes on Ellsworth Kelly. [The New York Times]

    SHIFTING VIEWS

    A look at how, in the past 25 years, the art world has gone from “idealism to iconoclasm.” [The Art Newspaper]

    FIREWORKS OVER MANHATTAN

    To celebrate New Year’s Eve, here’s Warhol’s Empire. [The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts]

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