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Morning Links: Hüsker Dü Edition

The cover of Hüsker Dü’s 1982 album, Land Speed Record.


Recovery Efforts

Natalie Schachar: “Artists in Mexico are teaming up to help with relief efforts after an 8.1-magnitude quake rattled the country and killed over 90 people last weekend.” [The Art Newspaper]


Kim Gordon will be playing a concert dedicated to Yoko Ono this weekend at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., and the former Sonic Youth bassist discussed her admiration for the Fluxus pioneer’s work. The interviewer: “You really listen to her music? It’s so noisy and dissonant.” Gordon: “It doesn’t sound that dissonant to me.” [The Washington Post]

Land Speed Record

Hüsker Dü drummer Grant Hart, who also designed album artwork for the band, died Wednesday at the age of 56. “We (almost) always agreed on how to present our collective work to the world,” Bob Mould, the band’s lead singer, said in a statement. “When we fought about the details, it was because we both cared.” [The New York Times]

Brent Burket on Chris Larson’s recent “Land Speed Record” exhibition at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, which paid tribute to Hart’s life and legacy. [Sightlines/Walker Art Center]

And here’s Sheila Dickinson’s interview with Larson about his show and the band. [ARTnews]

The Talent

The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields has named Annette D. Schlagenhauff curator of European art and Kjell M. Wangensteen assistant curator of European Art. [Artforum]

“Nikon selected 32 photographers to promote a new camera and not one of them was a woman.” [The New York Times via Jezebel]


The artist Judith F. Baca is planning to expand her famous Great Wall mural in Los Angeles. [The Art Newspaper]

Maximilíano Durón profiled Baca for these pages earlier this year. [ARTnews]

Market Action

Carrie Fisher’s very own copies of scripts for Star Wars movies, complete with her handwritten notes, are headed to auction. The one for The Empire Strikes Back (1980) is estimated at $30,000 to $50,000. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Francis Bacon’s final Pope painting, reportedly not seen in public for 45 years, will hit the block at Christie’s London next month. It’s estimated to fetch £60 million (about $81.5 million). [BBC News]

And More

Please enjoy this impressive guide to the trees of New York’s Central Park. [Central Park Conservancy]

And then savor these photos from the Lee Lozano show at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. It’s open for a few more days! [Contemporary Art Daily]

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