Morning Links: Murakami in Moscow Edition

Here's what we're reading this morning.

Takashi Murakami at his show at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow.


Music Picks

Chloë Sevigny, the actress and style icon, spoke about the albums that impacted her at different points of her life. When she was 15, she liked The Smiths. When she was 35, she liked Gang Gang Dance, the band led by artist Lizzi Bougatsos. [Pitchfork]

Object Collection has made what they have called an opera, and it’s a performative work that mines the live recordings of Washington, D.C., hardcore heroes Fugazi. It mostly makes use of on-stage banter and mid-set tuning interludes. Members of Fugazi say they love it. [Bandcamp Daily]

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner passed this week, and some of the magazine’s interviews are being circulated. Here’s one that features Garth Brooks explaining why, after all these years, he still loves playing his classic song “Friends in Low Places.” [Billboard]

Busy Philipps

The actress Busy Philipps stars in the newest Grizzly Bear music video, for the song “Losing All Sense,” a highlight from Painted Ruins, the band’s latest album. [Rolling Stone]

Philipps was also the subject of a story that focuses on her social media presence. Hijinks ensue at the SoulCycle in New York’s SoHo. [The New Yorker]

Museum News 

Thomas Sokolowski is the new director of the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, New Jersey. [The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

The Akron Art Museum received an $8 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation—the largest gift in its history. [The Cleveland Plain Dealer]

High Holidays

If there are Yom Kippur lines at the original Russ & Daughters on Houston Street, go north! The outpost at the Jewish Museum can get you sorted. They announced as much with an Instagram showing work from a recent show at the Jewish Museum, “Take Me (I’m Yours).” [Russ & Daughters Instagram]

Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst’s For the Love of God (2007) is involved in a major plot point in Neo Yokio, the wonderful new dystopian, Whit Stillman-inflected anime show now streaming on Netflix. And if you feel like you might click: Spoiler alert! [Kotaku]

Dan Colen has a show at the space in London that showcases work from Hirst’s collection, Newport Street Gallery. It opens next week. [Newport Street Gallery Instagram]

From Russia With Love

Takashi Murakami discusses his first major museum show in Russia, at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow. [Wallpaper]

Derek Blasberg nabbed a pic with the artist, who was wearing a big hat. [Instagram]

Auction Happenings

A Basquiat consigned by Yoko Ono will be sold at Sotheby’s this November, and is estimated to go for as much as $12 million. Ono acquired the work from Tony Shafrazi in 1993. [Bloomberg]

The inaugural Sotheby’s Prize has been awarded to the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, alongside the other winner, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Both institutions will receive $125,000 to fund a future exhibition that focuses on underrepresented bodies of work. [Duke Today]

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