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Morning Links: Prescient Peter Doig Edition

Peter Doig.


Hidden Narratives, Revealed

For the New Yorker, Calvin Tomkins profiles Peter Doig, the Scottish artist whose figurative paintings seem out of step with the times but have become a hit with collectors. It’s no ordinary profile: Tomkins structures the story around several paintings and the narratives hidden in them. [The New Yorker]

A group of #MeToo demonstrators protested the Met Breuer’s Raghubir Singh exhibition this weekend, ArtAsiaPacific reports. They had in mind accusations from the artist Jaishri Abichandani, who has alleged that the Indian photographer sexually harassed her. [ArtAsiaPacific]

The Scene in Miami

After reports of sexual harassment by Bruce Weber came out, Vanity Fair and the car brand Genesis have canceled a party devoted to the fashion photographer, Page Six reports. It was to be one of many Art Basel–related festivities taking place this week. [Page Six]

The Miami New Times has the Art Basel–related story you want: a preview of where to find the best craft beers around the city during the time of the fair. [The Miami New Times]

The Talent

William S. Smith is the new editor of Art in America, ARTnews reports. He has been on staff at the publication since 2013, and is a founding editor of Triple Canopy. [ARTnews]


For Bloomberg, James Tarmy explores how Lynette Yiadom-Boakye went from being an up-and-comer to a market hit. A 2011 painting of hers, for example, sold for more than quadruple its high estimate at Sotheby’s recently. [Bloomberg]

In her first interview since becoming executive director of New York’s Armory Show, Nicole Berry told ARTnews that she plans to make the art fair a “place for serious exchange.” Frieze New York, she added, isn’t really competition. [ARTnews]


The Metropolitan Museum of Art has decided not to remove a Balthus painting of a teenage girl that more than 8,700 petition signers believe is voyeuristic, the Art Newspaper reports. By continuing to keep the painting on view, the Met said it is “encouraging the continuing evolution of existing culture.” [The Art Newspaper]

According to a press release, the Saint Louis Art Museum has received 81 works by black artists from Ronald Maurice Ollie and Monique McRipley Ollie. Included in the donation are pieces by Jack Whitten, Norman Lewis, Stanley Whitney, and more. [Press Release]

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