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Morning Links: Infinity Rooms Edition

Yayoi Kusama, The Obliteration Room, 2012. ©YAYOI KUSAMA/COURTESY OTA FINE ARTS, TOKYO/SINGAPORE; VICTORIA MIRO, LONDON; AND DAVID ZWIRNER, NEW YORK

Yayoi Kusama, The Obliteration Room, 2012.

©YAYOI KUSAMA/COURTESY OTA FINE ARTS, TOKYO/SINGAPORE; VICTORIA MIRO, LONDON; AND DAVID ZWIRNER, NEW YORK

YAYOI KUSAMA

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is planning the first survey of Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Rooms” for next year. The show will travel to the Seattle Art Museum, and a North American tour is being planned. [The Art Newspaper]

MUSEUMS AROUND THE NATION

Roberta Smith reviews the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new show “Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology.” “The show is unusually thoughtful—a stately, gorgeous tutorial,” she writes. [The New York Times]

Many New Yorkers and out-of-towners wore their most fashionable outfits at yesterday’s Frieze preview, but halfway across the country, the Denver Art Museum got its nerd on with a Star Wars–themed “May the Fourth Be with You” event. [The Denver Post]

Ramiro Gomez discusses appropriating famous images of Los Angeles throughout art history, and then subverting them with new added details that call attention to manual labor. [Los Angeles Times]

Peter Norton has donated 68 works to the Block Museum of Art in Evanston, Illinois. Jenny Holzer, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and Lorna Simpson are among the diverse group of artists who made the works. [Press Site]

The University of Houston has removed Alton DuLaney’s Artgun, a work in which a gun appears to fire a banner that says “ART,” from a show at the Blaffer Art Museum. “It proved my point about how controversial this object was,” DuLaney said. [The Houston Press]

Here’s a look at Christian Marclay’s new videos, which are currently on view at San Francisco’s Fraenkel Gallery. For these works, Marclay took photographs of gum, bottle caps, and cigarettes on the sidewalk and compiled them. [The New Yorker]

A WORD FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS

Simon de Pury, the founder of Phillips, is releasing a memoir, so the art world has taken some time to reflect on his career. This magazine’s very own senior staff writer Nate Freeman says, “It will always be Sotheby’s and Christie’s. They are just so cut-throat against each other that it’s very hard for a third house to break into that fierce rivalry between the two of them. And I think, at a certain point, Simon realized that.” [NPR]

FAIRS

Rebecca May Marston, the founder of London’s Limoncello gallery, has made an online-only fair called the Dream. It has 12 participants, and future iterations are being planned to coincide with Art Basel and Frieze London. [The Art Newspaper]

Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Ratajkowski, and Swizz Beatz were among the celebrities who showed up at yesterday’s VIP Frieze preview. [Page Six]

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