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Morning Links: Table by the Ofili Edition

Private dining room of Marisol with mural by Chris Ofili.


New Contexts

The luxe new restaurant in Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art is named after Marisol and features some interior mural painting by Chris Ofili. [Chicago Tribune / Marisol]

David Salle holds forth on “clothes that don’t need you” in the Met’s just-closed Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons exhibition. [The New York Review of Books]


Salvador Dali’s remains, dug up from a crypt for testing earlier this year, showed no signs of DNA that would have made him the father of a Tarot-card reader who convinced a Spanish judge that digging up his dead body was a good idea. [The New York Times]

“Like the indigenous cannibals who ate their colonialist enemies to become stronger, these artists”—Hélio Oiticica and others of his ilk in Brazil—“wanted to consume foreign culture and to outdo it.” Read more of the sort on the Whitney Museum’s “To Organize Delirium” show in New York. [The Paris Review]

Fair/Biennial Biz

Here’s the exhibitor list for Art Basel Miami Beach, coming up again this year in December. [ARTnews]

After months of negotiations, Luxembourg signed a 20-year lease for a new location to take over for future incarnations of the Venice Biennale. [Luxemburger Wort]

New Digs

The director of Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in New York is psyched about the prospects for his institution’s new home in Bushwick, Brooklyn (where it relocated from Chelsea). The doors officially open on November 30. [Medium]

The Institute of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles is opening in a new location in a former clothing factory in the downtown Arts District. [The Art Newspaper]


Check out some arresting images from the Whitney Museum’s “Incomplete History of Protest” show, including a Gordon Parks photo of Muhammad Ali and a Guerilla Girl with a good snarl on her face. [The Guardian]

A review of a Grayson Perry exhibition in London states: “As the title of the Serpentine show suggests—’Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!’—Perry is always ready to mock his own status.” [The New York Review of Books]


The website for the Clifford Still Museum will soon be home to high-resolution images of 450 paintings plus drawings and works on paper that have been little-seen before. [The New York Times]

The U.S. Postal Service is issuing stamps with illustrations from The Snowy Day, a children’s book that—rare for its era—featured an African-American protagonist in 1962. [The Washington Post]


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