Morning Links

Morning Links: Tommy Hilfiger Edition




Good morning! The U.S. presidential election will be decided tomorrow (hopefully), the polls are tight, and the only thing giving us comfort is that people all across this great nation are finally learning about Marina Abramovic thanks to WikiLeaks and ultra-right-wing conspiracy theories. Below, links to start the day.

Sculpture in the Expanded Field

Randy Kennedy profiles Carol Bove, who just opened a new show at David Zwirner in New York. MoMA curator Laura Hoptman said of the artist, “There are some people who come from the time of the counterculture, and they reject it, but she’s embracing it and inspecting it. She’s really drunk her own Kool-Aid.” [The New York Times]

The Cy Twombly Foundation has given five sculptures by Twombly to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. [Artforum]

What in the World!

“Why does Phoenix Art Museum have a room full of balloons?” [KJZZ]

Spoiler alert for the link above: a related work by Martin Creed is being sold at Sotheby’s, with an estimate of $70,000 to $90,000. [Sotheby’s]

It’s not every day you get a story about the remains of a famous artist’s father being found, but today is one of those days. Those of Gauguin’s father have been discovered in Chile, near Antarctica. [The Art Newspaper]

After the Deluge

Paula Deitz on the restoration of Vasari’s The Last Supper, which was damaged in the flood that hit Florence, Italy, in 1966. [The New York Times]

An oral history of that flood, with “stories of weeping officials and guards unknowingly treading on an Old Master.” [The Art Newspaper]

The Famous

Tommy Hilfiger said that he regretted not buying more Warhols during a trip to “his factory.” Why? “Because it would have been a great investment,” said the nine-figure millionaire. [Bloomberg]

Miley Cyrus and company went to a gallery in L.A. Which gallery, you’re wondering? Just click. [Us Weekly]

Dior has roped Chris Martin, Mat Collishaw, others into designing handbags [Los Angeles Times]

Could this gram be confirmation of the long-rumored Kanye/Drake colabo album? [@champagnepapi/Instagram]


Henning Bohl at Rob Tufnell and Balice Hertling in Paris. [Contemporary Art Daily]

“Life of Luxury”: Here are collector Elton John’s “six favorite shark pictures to stare at during long, transcontinental flights.” [Clickhole]

Very Important, Seriously

Do not forget to vote. [The New York Times]

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