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Morning Links: Spider-Man Edition

A work on view in ‘The Art of Spider-Man’ at the Society of Illustrators in New York.

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Collecting

Ted Loos heads to the apartment of Victoria Rogers, a board member of the Brooklyn Museum and Creative Time, and says, “Show us your wall.” She does, talking about works by Kara Walker, Lorna Simpson, and Émile Bernard, the last of which she bought at Sotheby’s when she was 18. [The New York Times]

In 1982, James Gross, a young artist from Wichita, Kansas, managed to sell a collage to Thomas Messer, the director of the Guggenheim. This is the story of what became of that piece. [The Wichita Eagle]

Architecture

Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois, is undergoing restoration work and will soon play host to a show about the architect’s work in Chicago, curated by Barry Bergdoll. [Architectural Digest]

Lives

Hua Hsu on the life and influence of the late fashion designer Ben Cho, with whom Hsu attended school in San Jose in the 1990s. [The New Yorker]

The Talent

Judith Hayner is retiring after 14 years as executive director of the Muskegon Museum of Art in Michigan. [M Life]

Comics

The Society of Illustrators in New York is currently hosting an exhibition about Spider-Man that takes a special look at the work of Steve Ditko, who created the character with Stan Lee. [The New York Times]

Potpourri

Here’s how pre-Columbian Mexico artifacts and Op art inspired the graphic design for the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. [99% Invisible]

Linda Yablonsky reports from Athens and Hydra, Greece. [Artforum]

Please enjoy these photos of Alexandra Bircken’s wild-looking show at the Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach, Germany. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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