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    A view of Pharmacy 2, Damien Hirst and Mark Hix's new restaurant. COURTESY NEWPORT STREET GALLERY

    A view of Pharmacy 2, Damien Hirst and Mark Hix’s new restaurant.

    COURTESY NEWPORT STREET GALLERY

    HIRST-RELATED READING

    Damien Hirst and chef Mark Hix are opening a restaurant at Newport Street Gallery, the former’s London art space. It’s called Pharmacy 2, after Hirst’s famed medicine cabinet works. [High Snobiety]

    Dead animals have been made into art in the past, from Robert Rauschenberg to Damien Hirst, but is it ethical? [National Geographic]

    RETHINKING THE MUSEUM

    The Met has debuted a new logo ahead of the opening of its annex, the Met Breuer, on March 18, and people aren’t happy with it. [Vulture]

    James F. Goldstein has donated his John Lautner–designed home, a $17 million maintenance endowment, and a James Turrell work to LACMA, which estimates the gift as being worth $40 million. You may recognize the house from The Big Lebowski, in which it was owned by a pornographer. [Los Angeles Times]

    After a four-year building and planning process, the Ringling Museum of Art, in Sarasota, Florida, has finally opened its Center for Asian Art. [Sarasota Herald-Tribune]

    A POTENTIAL LAWSUIT

    Dennis Morris, the photographer who shot Bob Marley and the Sex Pistols, is thinking of pursuing legal action against Elizabeth Peyton, who made a painting that appears to be based on one of his pictures. [The Art Newspaper]

    GALLERY STRUGGLES

    On the 100-year anniversary of Dada, the Cabaret Voltaire, the place where the Zurich part of the movement was started, is seeking about $13 million to stay open. [The Art Newspaper]

    Following a police shutdown last year, Cairo’s Townhouse Gallery is reopening for a two-week period. No exhibition programming has been slated yet, however. The gallery is still waiting for permission from authorities to open to the public again. [Mada Masr, The Art Newspaper]

    LIVES

    Polish director Andrzej Zulawski, known for his films’ oddball eroticism and bitterness, has died at 77. [Global Post]

    EXTRAS

    A look at ArtLifting, a for-profit company dedicated to helping and selling work by artists who are homeless or disabled. [The New York Times]

    Calvin Marcus and Chadwick Rantanen at Clearing in Brussels. [Contemporary Art Daily]

    Catherine Opie chats with Rodarte designers Laura and Kate Mulleavy about her new shows at Lehmann Maupin and reveals what color she can’t live without. Hint: it’s one that appears in the background of some of her portraits. [The New York Times]

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