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PRINCE, 1958–2016

Prince died yesterday at his home, Paisley Park, in Chanhassen, Minnesota. He was 57. [The New York Times]

From last year: “What’s in Prince’s secret vault?” Boatloads of recordings, it sounds like. [The Guardian]

Here’s why Prince’s music isn’t on Spotify. [The Sydney Morning Herald]

An account of Prince’s “majestic” final concert. [Salon]

How Prince rebelled against the music industry. [The New York Times]

An essay on the many ways in which Prince transcended gender expectations. [The Guardian]

Stevie Wonder reflects on Prince. [Rolling Stone]

What it was like to dance to Prince. [New Yorker]

Back in 2009, Ta-Nehisi Coates reflected on Prince’s influence on his life. “One thing I’ve appreciated about Prince, as I’ve aged, is that he knows how to sing about sex, like a man honestly singing about sex. Much of the misogyny in hip-hop (and I suspect in other art forms too) comes from, forgive my profanity, a deep-seated fear of ass. Men—and especially young men—fear what they will do to be physically involved with a woman with whom they’re infatuated. But Prince was never afraid of himself, or what he’d do. On the contrary, he embraced it.” [The Atlantic]


The Met is facing a $10 million deficit this year and is planning job cuts and a financial restructuring. One reason, in the Times‘s words: “the Met’s growing population of younger visitors are paying less at the door, as are tourists.” [The New York Times]

“2 Art Worlds: Flush MoMA, Struggling Met.” [The New York Times]


Four years after parting ways, Larry Gagosian and Damien Hirst are working together again. [The New York Times]

Gallerist Perry Rubenstein was arrested yesterday for three felony counts of grand theft by embezzlement. His bail is set at $1 million. [L.A. Times]

Art market lessons from a Sotheby’s adviser, Amy Cappellazzo. [Vulture]


“How Identity Politics Conquered The Art World: An Oral History.” [Vulture]


Eleven artists to watch, according to Jerry Saltz. [New York Magazine]

After years of delays, Hong Kong museum M+ will be opening its first permanent space. [Artforum]

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