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Morning Links: Marshmallow Peeps Yayoi Kusama Edition

There are many varieties of Peeps these days.RODDA CANDY COMPANY

There are many varieties of Peeps these days.


Around New York

The president of the 2wice Arts Foundation, Patsy Tarr, gives a tour of her Central Park West apartment, which is full of work by Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg. [The New York Times]

The artist Steve Tobin has sued Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan for removing his sculpture, which commemorates the victims of the September 11th attacks. [Curbed]

Here’s Holland Cotter on “Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction” at the Museum of Modern Art. [The New York Times]

On Cinema

Two episodes of the Twin Peaks reboot, which will air for the public on Showtime in May, will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. [Consequence of Sound]

An appreciation of Mystery Science Theater 3000. [The Ringer]

The new documentary about Maurizio Cattelan, Be Right Back, has been reviewed. The sentiment is summed up thusly: “When the experts arrive, the fun stalls.” [The New York Times]

Easter Sunday 

Some wonderful geniuses recreated the Yayoi Kusama “Infinity Room” that’s currently on view at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden—entirely with Marshmallow Peeps. That’s right, Peeps, the divisive ultra-sugary Easter snack-thing that is both beloved and loathed. They got second place in the annual Peeps diorama contest. The results are lovely. [Washington City Paper]

Another great person entered the contest with a depiction of Annie Leibovitz’s iconic portrait of Keith Haring. [Washington City Paper]

And: Happy Easter! Here’s Raphael’s Resurrection of Christ. [Wikimedia]

Museum News

The National Portrait Gallery in London has purchased Tracy Emin’s Death Mask (2002) for £67,500 (about $84,400). [The Guardian]

The Museum of the American Revolution has opened in Philadelphia. [The Philadelphia Inquirer]

The Fashion World

Rei Kawakubo gives a rare interview ahead of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s show of classic Comme des Garçons works at the Costume Institute, which opens at the beginning of May. [Vogue]

And Katy Perry is on the cover of that issue of Vogue, wearing all Comme des Garçons. [Vogue]

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