Morning Links

Morning Links: Purloined Lygia Pape Edition

The flag of Brazil, Lygia Pape’s homeland.


For Better

The Pompidou Center in Paris will present 20 exhibitions in Shanghai as part of a satellite project to be hosted in a forthcoming museum there. [The Art Newspaper]

“Prescribing arts activities to some patients could lead to a dramatic fall in hospital admissions,” according to a report on the arts and wellness released in England. [The Guardian]

For Worse

The daughter of Lyiga Pape is suing LG Electronics Inc. over the alleged unauthorized use of an artwork in a smartphone marketing campaign. (A real version of the stirringly beautiful piece is currently on view at the Met Breuer.) [Bloomberg]

Curbed architecture critic Alexandra Lange does not much like the OMA-designed expansion plans for Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Art Gallery. She calls it a “caricature of a world-class museum” and poses a question she goes on to answer herself: “What will we get for gutting and cutting Buffalo’s best postwar building? A giant lobby, with a gift shop and space suitable for event rental.” [Curbed]


Roberta Smith is smitten with the Neue Galerie’s retrospective of Viennese painter Richard Gerstl, who she sees as chasing “after the immediacy of paint on canvas and of life itself, both its inner and outer purpose.” [The New York Times]

“Quentin Blake: The Life of Birds”—”a tiny exhibition, but one of pure, quirky joy”—features aviary imaginings by an illustrator known for work on children’s books, including those of Roald Dahl. [The New York Review of Books]

It’s the 80th anniversary of the notorious Nazi-era “Degenerate Art” show, and MoMA has a digital exhibition devoted to it. [MoMA]

A show in Australia surveys dot paintings by indigenous Papunya people and otherwise. [The Guardian]

The Courts

In Manhattan, a federal judge rejected a dismissal request from Richard Prince, Gagosian Gallery, and Larry Gagosian regarding a copyright-infringement case related to one of Prince’s Instagram works. [The Art Newspaper]

The offering at auction of “extremely private and personally sensitive” items belonging to Madonna—including satin underwear and a note from former boyfriend Tupac Shakur—was halted when the pop star learned of it. [The New York Times]

And More

“Tony Kushner: Why I’m Writing a Play About Donald Trump.” [The Daily Beast]

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