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Morning Links: “Imagine” a Proper Song Credit Edition

Yoko Ono.


Writing (and Rewriting) History

Nearly half a century after John Lennon’s “Imagine” was released, Yoko Ono has been added to the writing credits for the song. [BBC News]

Curator Dan Nadel talks to Deborah Treisman and Anne Doran (who is a senior editor at ARTnews) about helping put together Walter Hopps’s newly published semi-autobiography. [The Paris Review]

The Critics

Jason Farago reviews two shows of French painting in Washington, D.C.—one of 18th-century works, the other a Frédéric Bazille survey. [The New York Times]

After writing an essay about how ancient Greeks and Romans painted everyone in brown because they didn’t conceive of people as being “white,” Sarah E. Bond is receiving death threats. [Artforum]

Carolina A. Miranda writes that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s “Home—So Different, So Appealing” exhibition, which looks at the concept of “home” in Latino and Latin American art, kicks off Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA with a bang. [Los Angeles Times]

Around New York

Martha Wilson was among the artists performing at New York’s Trump Tower as part of an “Art Rising” protest this past Wednesday. [Hyperallergic]

A spin through Rachel Harrison’s oddball Greene Naftali show, which features, among other things, a version of an Yves Klein sculpture, a bandana-wearing blob, and a wig. [Contemporary Art Daily]


A few years ago, works by Gutai artists were selling for remarkably high prices. Now, it seems that collectors’ passion for the movement has calmed. [The Art Newspaper]

Curatorial Department

Torbjørn Rødland’s latest outing, at Air de Paris gallery, includes a digitally edited photograph of a Hans Ulrich Obrist–like curator with a pencil stuck through his nose. [Dazed]

Amy Bowman-McElhone is now the director and chief curator of the Pensacola Museum of Art in Florida. [WUWF]

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