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Morning Links: What’s for Lunch? Edition

Diego Velázquez's Christ in the House of Martha and Mary, 1618.COURTESY WIKIMEDIA

Diego Velázquez’s Christ in the House of Martha and Mary, 1618.


Circle of Life

Nancy Princenthal paid a studio visit to Raymond Pettibon, who was riding high in advance of a New Museum survey but “in the doghouse” with his wife. [The New York Times]

An Alexander Calder mobile is going back into action at the Guggenheim Museum after conservators fixed dings from well-wishers’ coins thrown into a lobby fountain. [The Art Newspaper]


On Velázquez and food. [Salon]


David Adjaye, architect of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., will be knighted in England. Among the other honorees will be Anna Wintour of Vogue. [Ghana Things]


A round-up of “uplifting culture” features musings on art of the sort by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Alain de Botton, Ali Smith, and more. [The Guardian]

The Guardian chats with Carmen Herrera and shares a dram of Lagavulin. [The Guardian]


“The Strange Art of the Posthumous Portrait”—a review of a spectral show at the American Folk Art Museum in New York. [The New Republic]

“Twitter and Instagram have gone full Warhol,” says a riff in The Washington Post about that Sgt. Pepper’s image with 2016 deaths commemorated. [The Washington Post]


“Is Surfing a Form of Art?” [The Inertia]

Andrew Goldstein proffers six probing questions the art world should be asking itself at the dawn of a new year. [Artspace]

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