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Morning Links: Raf Simons Edition

A shoe designed by Raf Simons.

A shoe designed by Raf Simons.


Raf Simons’s ad campaign for Calvin Klein features models posing in front of work by Warhol, Prince, Flavin, and more. The shoots took place at the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and the Rubell Collection in Miami. [WWD]


A group in Los Alamos, New Mexico, is aiming to start an art museum. “Los Alamos has a science history that’s pretty well documented,” its leader said, referring to its involvement with nuclear technology and the Manhattan Project. “But there’s also a parallel history of art, music, donors, and that hasn’t really been documented.” [Los Alamos Monitor Online]

Attendance dropped at major museums in the United Kingdom, according to a report put out by the nation’s Department for Culture. [The Art Newspaper]

The Shigeru Ban–designed Aspen Art Museum has received a 2017 honor award from the American Institute of Architects. [Aspen Public Radio]


Buffalo arts patron Annette Cravens has died at the age of 93. Charles Clough, a co-founder of the storied Hallwalls art center in the city, said. “Annette was one of only three collectors in western New York that I have known over the course of 45 years who was an actual patron.” [The Buffalo News]

The Law

Sotheby’s is suing London art dealer Mark Weiss and collector David Kowitz, alleging that a Frans Hals they sold for $10.75 million through the house is a fake. [The New York Times]

The Talent

Karin Hindsbo has been named the director of the National Museum in Norway. [Artforum]

A chat with Edel Rodriguez, the artist responsible for the biting drawings attacking President Trump on the covers of Der Spiegel and Time. “Great music, art, etc., has always come as a result of fighting right wing extremism,” he says. [The Hollywood Reporter]

And More!

Here are photos of Lena Henke’s exhibition at Kunstverein Braunschweig in Germany. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Raúl de Nieves and Colin Self on their opera The Fool, which will be performed at the Kitchen in New York this week. [Artforum]

Here is a “comprehensive guide to finding cats at Milwaukee Art Museum.” [Milwaukee Record]

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