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Morning Links: Pyotr Pavlensky Edition

Pyotr Pavlensky. COURTESY YOUTUBE

Pyotr Pavlensky.

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FROM PRISON TO PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL

Pyotr Pavlensky, the artist who recently lit the Lubyanka Building in Moscow on fire, has been transferred from prison to a psychiatric hospital for examination. According to the New York Times, the hospital is “notorious for giving insanity diagnoses to political dissidents in the Soviet period.” [Tvrain, New York Times]

A WITCH-HUNT

Some of Israel’s best-known artists are being denounced as “leftwing moles” by a far-right, McCarthy-style group targeting cultural figures thought to be disloyal. [The Guardian]

INTERVIEWS

Duncan MacKenzie interviews Dread Scott, who talks about his work and the possibilities of revolution. [Art Practical]

NYFA visits the studio of Yevgeniya Baras, painter and cofounder of the Lower East Side’s Regina Rex Gallery, to ask about both her painterly and curatorial practices. [NYFA]

i-D asks five young professionals in the art world how they support themselves financially, and the answers are refreshingly specific. [i-D]

FRIDA KAHLO

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has acquired the first painting that Frida Kahlo ever sold. [NPR]

“BURN, BABY, BURN”

Jerry Saltz receives his Advanced Super Gold VIP Basel Art Fair Card and promptly burns it. [Twitter]

FULL-FALL

Here are Ei Arakawa, Kerstin Bratsch, Marcel Duchamp, Daniele Milvio, and Davide Stucchi at a group show at Full-Fall in Milan. [Contemporary Art Daily]

MNUCHIN GROWS

Former Phillips president Michael McGinnis has joined Mnuchin Gallery in New York. [The New York Times]

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