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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.



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]


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]


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]


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]


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


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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