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Tom Brady, non-wax edition.

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Wanders

A project in the Catskills by Gavin Brown and Rirkrit Tiravanija has curried favor with the New York Times “Styles” section, which paid a visit to the gallery-cum-eatery amid “a fashionable throng in designer caftans and polo shirts milling around a courtyard, drinking French rosé and sitting at beer-garden-style tables.” [The New York Times]

David Byrne went to the Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn last weekend and dug the music but also the sense of community around it. [David Byrne]

Artists, Then and Now

“Playing With Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the first large-scale retrospective of the Chicano painter at a major American museum. [Los Angeles Times]

Museums

In an effort to lure students returning for the fall, the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is showing off its formidable collection of works by Mark Rothko, William Klein, Robert Motherwell, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, and more. [The Daily Nebraskan]

The Dreamland Wax Museum in Boston has been razzed for some “less-than-flattering likenesses” of figures like Donald Trump, Tom Brady, and Snoop Dogg. [The Washington Post]

The foundation behind the Newseum, a museum of the press in Washington, D.C., said it will consider selling the financially troubled institution outright. [The Washington Post]

Internationalism

Italy passed legislation relaxing the costs attached to exports in a move that has been “welcomed as a boost to the trade in post-war Italian art.” [The Art Newspaper]

Construction has commenced on the Swiss Institute’s future new home in the East Village, and neighborhood eyes are already on the scene. [EV Grieve]

Oh, the mundanity! Roger Eberhard’s photo series “Standard” shows Hilton hotel rooms across the world in their changing sameness. [The Guardian]

Movies

Josh and Benny Safdie, the young brothers behind the breakout movie Good Time, talked about their wares with Iggy Pop, whose surprisingly moving crooner’s voice figures in their film. [Interview]

The Instagramming hordes have arrived at the Metrograph movie theater on New York’s Lower East Side. “You try to give them the friendly hello you’ve given to everyone else, like, ‘Hi! Welcome to Metrograph!’,” said David Knuckles, 25, the box office manager. “But they’re not even looking at you; they go straight to the candy store.” [The New York Times]

Melissa Anderson her post as senior film critic at the Village Voice to join 4Columns as film editor and writer. [Twitter]

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