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Edgar Heap of Birds, Wheel (1997-2005), at the Denver Art Museum.COURTESY DENVER ART MUSEUM

Edgar Heap of Birds, Wheel (1997–2005), at the Denver Art Museum.


Welcome back from a holiday weekend! Or, it may be more accurate to say, hope you’re still enjoying your holiday weekend, as it seems to be extended for many: much of the art world is still on vacation this week. It’s a slow time. But, here we are, serving you up all the links this morning has to offer. And if you’re still relaxing—enjoy it!  

Public Art Out West

Odessa, Texas may have a new spot for public art: a sign off of Maple Avenue that once advertised an establishment called Cloth World. It will be maintained by the Odessa Council for Arts and Humanities. [The Odessa American]

The Denver Art Museum’s new renovation may force the relocation of Wheel, a 50-foot outdoor sculpture by the artist Edgar Heap of Birds. The artist, who is a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, included Cheyenne words on the wall above the sculpture that translate to “turning back around to where we come from.” [The Denver Post.]

The Year in Opulent Rooms

T: The New York Times Style Magazine has made a slideshow of the most sumptuous rooms that it photographed for the magazine this year. Click on through for some over-the-top design, and quite a few nice works on the walls. [T]

Remembering George Michael

Kenny Goss, the former partner of the beloved pop star who died on Christmas Day, offers a statement to the Dallas Morning News in which he says he was “heartbroken with the news that my dear friend and long time love George Michael has passed.” Dallas is the home of the art institution Goss started with Michael when they were together, the Goss-Michael Foundation. [The Dallas Morning News]

British Artists, Rediscovered

The centenary of the artist Sidney Nolan in 2017 will bring exhibitions to a number of museums in England. [The Guardian]

Fashion Extravaganzas

The de Young Museum in San Francisco will be hosting a show called “The Fashion of Islam” in the fall of 2018. After exhibitions that focused on the designers Jean-Paul Gaultier, Yves Saint Laurent, and Oscar de la Renta, the Times dubs this show at the de Young its “next big fashion extravaganza.” [NYT]

The Doctor is In

In January, the performance artist Emma Sulkowicz will host a clinic at Philadelphia Contemporary called “The Healing Touch Integral Wellness Center,” where she will meet with visitors for half-hour sessions. [Artnet News]


After wrapping up its inaugural season a few weeks ago, the otherworldly SFMOMA podcast Raw Material just dropped a bonus episode fit for making your holiday season more mystical and surreal. [iTunes]

More Than Talking Heads

Pipilotti Rist comes in for a survey by Robert Storr, who likes the idea that “video as a medium can do more than provide a platform for talking—if not ranting—heads.” [The New York Review of Books]


Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster at Esther Schipper in Berlin. [Contemporary Art Daily]

James Hoff at Supportico Lopez in Berlin. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Mac McCaughan—Merge Records founder, Superchunk frontman, hero of Durham, North Carolina—is also an ardent supporter of contemporary art. He collects, serves on the friends board of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, and recently took a nice tour through a few satellite fairs during Art Basel Miami Beach. Plus! He has just released a caustic, wry, and maybe even cathartic song for the year’s end: “Happy New Year (Prince Can’t Die Again).” [Mac McCaughan/Bandcamp]

It was Richard Artschwager’s birthday yesterday! Gagosian Gallery had a nice tribute to him on Instagram. [@gagosiangallery/Instagram]

Speaking of Instagram, it looks like Brett Gorvy will be keeping his nearly 55,000 followers on that social network when he leaves Christie’s for his new venture with Dominique Lévy, Lévy Gorvy. Here, he begins a long post regarding Henri Matisse’s Pink Studio (1911) by quoting from the B-52s anthem “Love Shack.” [@brettgorvy/Instagram]

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