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Morning Links: David Bowie’s ‘Low’ Edition

A great album you should listen to today.


A show of Ruth Asawa’s work at David Zwirner in New York “cannot help but feel restorative, an opportunity to reassess both the expansiveness and consistency of her vision,” Zack Hatfield writes. [The New York Review of Books]

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA found a fan in Holland Cotter, who gleaned from the sprawling Los Angeles-wide exhibition reason to write “I guess there is a God.” [The New York Times]

Larry Gagosian and Jeff Koons joined a cast of other moneyed machers at a Forbes 100th-anniversary party and figured in a photo that an English newspaper rates as a picture worth $147.8 billion. [Metro]

Scott Reyburn paid a visit to the first Art Berlin fair to see if collectors would show up to pay for art. The results were mixed, but he does end with this: “Berlin is a city with plenty of artists trying to say something new. Art Berlin could gain the reputation as the fair to discover them.” [The New York Times]

The Market

Hauser & Wirth is making a big push into China, opening a gallery in Hong Kong and offices in Beijing and Shanghai. [ARTnews]


John Houck, maker of abstract pictures that hover between photographs and objects, is now represented by Marianne Boesky Gallery. [ARTnews]

The inclusion of a video of dogs on treadmills trying to fight each in the Guggenheim’s forthcoming exhibition “Art and China After 1989” has prompted people to sign a petition demanding its removal. [The New York Times]

In London, the photo exhibition “Here We Are” features pictures of Englishmen and women—snapped by Martin Parr, Ken Russell, and more—whose historic looks inspired a new collection by Burberry. [The Guardian]

Check out the first trailer for Wes Anderson’s (insane) new stop-animation movie Isle of Dogs, about a land of quarantined canines 20 years in the future. [The Guardian]


On the occasion of the first major retrospective for Jean-Michel Basquiat in England, here’s a good overview of the artist’s abiding love for music, including “Curtis Mayfield, Donna Summer, Bach, Beethoven, David Byrne, Charlie Parker . . .” and a whole lot more. He especially liked David Bowie’s great albums Heroes and Low. [The New York Times]

The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, has taken on a collection of holdings from the Andover Newton Theological School, whose handling of sacred cultural objects from Native American and Hawaiian people has met with controversy. [The Boston Globe]


After 78 years of life, Bernie Casey, an actor in such films as Cleopatra Jones and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure—but also a poet and a painter whose canvases Maya Angelou liked—has died. To wit, a quote from Angelou on the occasion of a 2003 gallery show: “I am heartened by his action. For then I can comprehend his vision and some of my own. His art makes my road less rocky, and my path less crooked.” [The Root]

And More

Christopher Hawthorne spoke to the husband-and-wife artistic director team behind the second Chicago Architecture Biennial, which opened last weekend in service of the theme “Make New History.” [Los Angeles Times]

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