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Morning Links: Truly Artful Tallahassee Edition

Beautiful Tallahassee, Florida.



Although the groundwork for the National Endowment for the Arts was laid during his presidency, John F. Kennedy wasn’t an art lover, contrary to popular belief. [The Washington Post]

According to one report, Tallahassee, Florida, is the “art buying capital of the U.S.” []

Novelists Turned Art Critics
Tom Wolfe remembers Marie Cosindas, one of the first color photographers, who died earlier this year at 93. [Vulture]

Zadie Smith addresses Jordan Peele’s film Get Out and Dana Schutz’s painting Open Casket. [Harper’s]


Leonardo DiCaprio has reportedly offered to give up Jean-Michel Basquiat and Pablo Picasso paintings from his collection to the FBI as part of an investigation into the art collector Jho Low. [The Art Newspaper]

Around New York

With the Guggenheim Museum surveying the oddball Salon de la Rose+Croix, Alex Ross writes on the strange, true story of modernism’s occult roots. [The New Yorker]

With a retrospective on view now at the Museum of Modern Art, consider Louise Lawler’s photographs of art, which ponder how works relate to one another when shown in museums and galleries. [Art in America]

John Giorno, the subject of a New York City–wide survey put together by Ugo Rondinone, gets the profile treatment. [New York Post]

An Attack in Paris

Following an attack yesterday in Paris, visitors to the Grand Palais were briefly confined to an Auguste Rodin show. [Bozeman Daily Chronicle/Associated Press]

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