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Morning Links: Alan Vega Edition

Martin Veg and Alan Vega of Suicide WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Martin Rev and Alan Vega of Suicide WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

ALAN VEGA

Alan Vega, the visual artist and founder (along with Martin Rev) of the seminal New York band Suicide, died Saturday at 78. [New York Times]

RARE FREUD

The BBC claims it has identified an early Lucian Freud painting worth at least £300,000 ($397,000). [The Guardian]

INSTITUTIONAL

Job Cuts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York could exceed 100 as the museum restructures. [New York Times]

HIRST NEWS 

Contrary to previous studies, new findings show that Damien Hirst’s formaldehyde works are not harmful. [The Art Newspaper]

ACTIVISM 

The photographer Spencer Tunick staged an installation outside of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland yesterday featuring 100 naked women holding disc-shaped mirrors. [New York Magazine]

At a community meeting, activists in the Los Angeles neighborhood Boyle Heights demanded that art galleries leave the neighborhood. [LA Weekly]

GROUP SHOWS

Photos and text from “Long live the old flesh” at NoguerasBlanchard in Madrid. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Documentation of the Berlin group exhibition “Sauersazobomb,” organized by Info Punkt and Melbourne Offsite Index. [Sex Magazine]

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