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Morning Links: Helen Torr and Arthur Dove Edition


Helen Torr, Oyster Stakes, 1929.



Players on the Carolina Panthers football team visited the TJC Gallery in Spartanburg, South Carolina, to view works by Leo Twiggs that memorialize the victims of the shootings at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston last year. [The Charlotte Observer]

Arthur Dove and Helen Torr

The Inside Art column in the Times is on hiatus for August, but the Antiques column is still rocking, and it has some choice news: the Heckscher Museum of Art—a truly underrated gem of a little museum in Huntington, New York, on Long Island—is restoring the former home of the great Arthur Dove and Helen Torr in nearby Centerport. [The New York Times]

In other Torr news (and speaking of underrated!), her work is currently in a four-person show in Portland, Maine, along with Georgia O’Keeffe, Florine Stettheimer, and Marguerite Zorach. The exhibition first appeared at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, and runs through September 18, 2016. [Portland Museum of Art]

Up the Punx

This Flowchart helps you decide which bands on the legendary Dischord label to listen to. MIT List’s director, Paul Ha, links to it. Very cool. [Washington City Paper via @PaulHa8/Twitter]

And here’s an interview with Paul Ha about the show he organized at the U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Biennale last year with Joan Jonas. [Big Red & Shiny]

Museum Leadership

“A pioneering African-American art force changes Houston and museums everywhere: Why isn’t she better known?” A look at the career of Alvia Wardlaw. [Paper City]

Joseph Rosa has been named the director of the Frye Art Museum in Seattle. He comes to the institution from the University of Michigan Museum of Art, where he had been director since 2010. [The Seattle Times]

Taco Bell

Wallpaper takes a look at Bortolami’s intriguing Artist/City project, which lets gallery artists stage ambitious, unusual, and long-term shows in unexpected venues and cities. Eric Wesley is at work in a Taco Bell in St. Louis, for instance. [Wallpaper]

Blasberg and Gagosian

This profile of Derek Blasberg is really something! Larry Gagosian, one of Blasberg’s bosses, has this to say: “He knows everybody. For a guy his age who didn’t grow up in New York, it’s kind of remarkable. Sometimes, he’ll mention he knows someone, and I’ll think, How does he know him?” [The Cut/New York]

The Finch

Spencer Finch has another whiz-bang installation in the works: a “miniature Redwood forest” that he will show at MetroTech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn, as a project with the Public Art Fund. [Artforum]

Notes on Collecting

New York collectors Susan and Michael Hort talk about collecting. “The only things we regret are the things we didn’t buy,” Susan says. [Fine Art Multiple]


Click this link for snaps of a show held in the wilds of Upstate New York, in the Neversink Woods. Lots of interesting artists in this one, including Sydney Shen and Kat Schneider. [Sex Life, Part 1 and Part 2]

Also, Sex magazine is collecting its work in a book. Here are some details. [Amazon]


And finally, these are some photos of a charming-looking group show called “WACKing the Piñata” at ltd los angeles with work by Rachel Mason, Mira Dancy, Mariah Garnett, and more! [Contemporary Art Daily]

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