Morning Links

Morning Links: Puppies Puppies Corncob Sculpture Edition

A corncob, though not of Puppies Puppies’s making.


Fairs’ Fare

See a roundup of ARTnews’s complete coverage of Armory Week in New York, with new reports and slide shows from NADA and Independent. [ARTnews]


A big Mark Bradford painting inspired by Charles Manson and sold by John McEnroe for £7.5 million ($10.4 million) helped propel the biggest single auction in the history of the Phillips auction house. [Bloomberg]

“Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms,” an exhibition coming to the New-York Historical Society in May, addresses the question “what does it mean to be an American?” [The New York Times]

The Guardian has the story of a new public artwork in Central Park by the London-based artist Yinka Shonibare. “I am somewhat baffled by it, given America’s history,” he says in reference to the piece standing not far from Trump Tower. “It used to be a safe haven; it’s where you went for refuge. I’m not American, I’m an observer, but I’m disappointed in what’s been going on. It’s shocking to see this.” [The Guardian]

On Display

Tiffany Zabludowicz, age 25, opened her SoHo home to the “Show Us Your Wall” feature in the New York Times and revealed riches from a collection including a corncob sculpture by Puppies Puppies, a mixed-media piece by Josephine Meckseper, work by Tracey Emin (“Auntie Tracey” she calls her, having grown up close thanks to the artist’s connection to her collector parents), and an Emma Watson body pillow by Jon Rafman, among many other finds. [The New York Times]

Holland Cotter likes the Zoe Leonard survey show at the Whitney Museum in New York. “For this artist, time—ductile and emotionally loaded—seems as important a medium as photography or sculpture.” [The New York Times]

The new MoMA photo survey “Being: New Photography 2018” “moves away from last year’s navel-gazing digital obsession to explore reality-based portraiture, politics and gender.” [The New York Times]


The Armory Show announced the winner of its $10,000 Presents Booth Prize: blank projects from Cape Town, South Africa. [The Art Newspaper]

In different ways, groups around America are attempting to use art to help the police understand racism. [The New York Times]

Art Movies

The Paris Review has a long interview with the great surrealist filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky. [The Paris Review]

For the Los Angeles Times, the stalwart art writer Carolina A. Miranda put together “Pantherpedia: A guide to the cottage industry of essays about Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther.” [Los Angeles Times]

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