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Morning Links: S. H. Raza Edition

S. H. Raza, Prakhar, 2014. COURTESY VADEHRA ART GALLERY, NEW DELHI

S. H. Raza, Prakhar, 2014.

COURTESY VADEHRA ART GALLERY, NEW DELHI

LIVES

S. H. Raza, the Bombay-based painter who was partially responsible for the growth of modern art in India, died on July 23 at age 94. [Newsweek]

MUSEUMS

Dede Wilsey, the powerful head of the board of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, is leaving her post. [The New York Times]

Peter Schjeldahl reviews a Rembrandt show at the Morgan Library, writing, “[W]henever he put brush to canvas, pen to paper, or burin to metal, he posed some puzzle to himself about the meaning of a particular story, social order, or person.” [The New Yorker]

Pharrell Williams will perform at the Guggenheim Museum this fall as part of its “Works and Progress” series. [The New York Times]

POLITICS

Banksy, Shepard Fairey, and other street artists are presenting art as part of a Rock the Vote–organized show corresponding with the Democratic National Convention. [Philly.com]

UNUSUAL EXHIBITION SPACES

New York’s Bortolami Gallery is opening what it calls “mini-Marfas”—art spaces around America that wouldn’t typically be thought of as galleries, such as a Taco Bell. [The Art Newspaper]

Saint Paul’s Cathedral will debut a new Bill Viola video of Mary carrying the body of Christ. It will go on view on September 8. [The Guardian]

DIAMONDS

How Jill Magid came into possession of a 2.02-carat diamond that once belonged to the dead architect Luis Barragán, and how she then created a performance to insert herself into his life. [The New Yorker]

EXTRAS

Nairy Bagrhamian at Marian Goodman in London. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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