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Morning Links: Official Prince Color Edition

Prince’s custom-made Yamaha piano.

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Protests

In Durham, North Carolina, protestors pulled down a statue of a Confederate solider. [The New York Times]

In New York, near Trump Tower, artist Jeffrey Beebe displayed a huge inflatable sculpture that depicts President Trump as a rat. [DNAInfo]

Purple

Pantone is releasing an official hue in honor of Prince, Love Symbol #2. It’s a collaboration with the late artist’s estate. It was apparently “inspired by his custom-made Yamaha purple piano,” per a press release. [Pitchfork]

Artists

Cecile Emeke has made a short video about artist Faith Ringgold in conjunction with Tate Modern’s “Soul of a Nation” exhibition. [@Tate/Twitter]

Sam Whiting profiles the sound artist Bill Fontana, who has work at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art through January 1. [San Francisco Chronicle]

John Williams reviews the posthumously published memoir of the Colombian painter Emma Reyes, which has been translated into English. [The New York Times]

A memoir by R. B. Kitaj that was discovered after his death in 2007 will be published. In the volume the artist calls critics the “living dead” and “no-talents.” [The Guardian]

The Market

Lower East Side mainstay 47 Canal is expanding back to its original location at 47 Canal Street, which has recently been home to Mathew Gallery. Trevor Shimizu will have a show there in September. [Artnet News]

Computers

Google is developing A.I. technology that can create art, and the results so far seem to be psychedelic and not entirely impressive. [The New York Times]

Museum Talent

Susan Dackerman has been tapped to lead the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. She’s the author of the forthcoming Jasper Johns: Catalogue Raisonné of Monotypes, with Jennifer Roberts. [Artforum]

The Nassau County Museum of Art in New York has hired Charles A. Riley II as director. [Long Island Weekly]

With a $1 million gift to the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Lisa and Steven Tananbaum endowed its curator of modern and contemporary art position. [Chicago Tribune]

Miscellaneous

A 106-year-old fruitcake has been discovered in Antarctica that is believed to have belonged to the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott. [The New York Times]

Behold, two captivating films from the 1960s by the great Eduardo Paolozzi. [UbuWeb]

And here are photographs of Julien Ceccaldi’s current show at LOMEX in New York. On view through August 17, the exhibition is titled “Gay.” [Contemporary Art Daily]

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