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Morning Links: Jeff Koons’s Virtual Reality Experience Edition

Jeff Koons is one of several artists who has a VR project lined up for Acute Art gallery.


In with the New

Agnes Gund has sold a 1962 Roy Lichtenstein from her collection. With $100 million from that sale, she has started the Art for Justice Fund, which will help support criminal justice reform. [The New York Times]

Works like Pope.L’s Whitney Biennial project, which includes 2,755 pieces of bologna, have presented new challenges for museum conservators. [The Atlantic]

The incubator RADInc. aims to jump-start the Iowa City art scene. [SF Gate]

Acute Art touts itself as “the world’s first virtual-reality arts platform.” A VR-headset–wearing Jeff Koons explains more about his work for the enterprise, which features a digitally animated ballerina. [Dazed Digital]


With collectors turning their backs on former favorites, the market for once-fashionable painters like the 19th-century artist Jean-Léon Gérôme is dramatically shifting. [The New York Times]

Lisson Gallery now represents the foundation of hard-edge painter Leon Polk Smith. [The Art Newspaper]

The New York Scene

Zadie Smith profiles Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, the Turner Prize–nominated painter who currently has a show at the New Museum. [The New Yorker]

Remembering Benjamin Cho, the downtown New York fashion designer whose clothes captured the attention of Ryan McGinley and Dan Colen. [The New York Times]

With a show at New York’s Venus Over Manhattan gallery, Michel Houellebecq, the controversial French novelist behind Submission, discusses his career as an artist. [The New Yorker]

A Word from the Critics

Charles Desmarais reviews the de Young Museum’s “Revelations: Art from the American South” exhibition, which brings together 62 works by 22 black artists. [San Francisco Chronicle]

A Bernadette Corporation show at House of Gaga/Reena Spaulings Fine Art in Los Angeles is “overproduced nonsense.” [Los Angeles Times]

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