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Morning Links: Salvador Dalí’s Dinner Parties Edition

Dalí photographed by Carl Van Vechten on 29 November 1939 WIKIMEDIA

Dalí photographed by Carl Van Vechten on 29 November 1939 WIKIMEDIA

Dalí

Here is a piece on Salvador Dalí’s appropriately surreal dinner parties in Paris. [The Guardian]

Deaths

The sculptor Houston Conwill, known for works celebrating African-American culture and spiritualism, has passed away at the age of 69. [New York Times]

The singer Sharon Jones, who fronted the influential soul revival group The Dap-Kings, died this weekend. She was 60. [New York Times]

Nazis

After a private foundation backed out, the German government has stepped in to fund Berlin Free University research into the Nazis’ campaign against “degenerate art.” [The Art Newspaper]

New York City

In the aftermath of the pro-Trump, anti-Semitic defacement of Brooklyn’s Adam Yauch Park, which is named after the late Beastie Boys member, surviving Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz spoke out on Sunday at a rally against hate held at the park. [Rolling Stone]

The feud between Alec Baldwin and Mary Boone continues. On Baldwin’s behalf, from a new Manhattan Supreme Court filing: “Dismissing [his] demand for punitive damages, and allowing defendants to pay nothing but compensatory damages (essentially a refund), would be akin to asking a bank robber to simply return the money if caught; it would tell New York’s art dealers that fraud pays.” [Page Six]

Bonus

Check out some new work from underground comics legend Brian Blomerth, who also makes music under the Narwhalz (Of Sound) moniker. [Vice]

On the artist Doug Aitken’s new underwater “swim-in, swim-out pavilions.” [New York Times]

Documentation of the exhibition “The Things I Own In 3D” by Natalia Panzer at Refresh in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. [Sex Magazine]

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