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Morning Links: World Series Art Edition



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A painting by Uruguayan artist Julio de Sosa depicting Adam and Eve with the likeness of the country’s former president Jose “Pepe” Mujica and his wife, Senator Lucia Topolansky, was removed from a gallery by police without a warrant. When asked on whose authority the move was made, the police responded it was “orders from above.” [BBC]

Martha Rosler asks an important question about the art world: Why are people being so nice? [e-flux]

The Art of Design

Take a look at the newly remastered version of A Designer’s Art, Paul Rand’s “heady monograph-meets-manifesto” that revolutionized the way people thought about design, which is back in print later this month. [Wired]

“Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design” at the Jewish Museum is the first-ever U.S. showing of the French designer and architect and the first international show on Chareau in 20 years. [Arch Paper]

Curator Speak

Curator Annie Rose on her exhibit “Fatter IRL” currently on at Pfizer Gallery in Brooklyn: “I wanted to shift the focus to a group of people that I felt were very neglected. And that’s fat people.” [Out Magazine]

An interview with Tokini Peterside, curator of Nigeria’s first art fair, ART X Lagos, that opens this weekend. [OkayAfrica]

Department of Alexander Hamilton Fandom

Original letters and manuscripts written by Alexander Hamilton, as well as a lock of the founding father’s hair, will be put up for auction at Sotheby’s in New York on January 18. [Playbill]


It appears the fight for the World Series title has extended to the cities’ respective art museums. [@clevelandmuseumofart/Instagram @artinstitutechi/instagram]

Here is a purple-hued first glimpse inside Prince’s Paisley Park Museum, now open to the public. [Star Tribune]

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