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Morning Links: American Gothic Farmhouse Edition

The Eldon, Iowa farmhouse depicted in Grant Wood’s “American Gothic.”

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Museums & Galleries

The Broad Museum in Los Angeles has acquired a new Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Room titled “Longing For Eternity.” [ARTnews]

Julia Halperin on some of the factors that led to Helen Molesworth’s termination from her role as chief curator of MOCA. [Artnet]

Following public outrage, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon, France has removed a video that shows a group of live, apparently afire chickens. No chickens were harmed in the making of the project, which, according to the artist, Adel Abdessemed, was intended to be a statement against animal cruelty. [Artforum]

Condo, a collaborative project through which galleries around the world share their spaces, announced its first São Paulo edition, which will include eight international galleries. [Condo Complex]

The Laguna Art Museum is showing a retrospective of Tony DeLap’s simultaneously enigmatic and dynamic body of work. [Los Angeles Times]

Artists

A piece on Mexican-American photographer George Rodriguez and the distinct worlds of L.A. that he captured. [The New Yorker]

One of Ai Weiwei’s works at the Sydney Biennale is a massive raft with over 300 passengers; it’s quite striking. [The Art Newspaper]

Lives

Remembering the life and legacy of textile artist Katherine Westphal, who died last week at age 99. [Hyperallergic]

Misc.

A private resident of Grant Wood’s famous “American Gothic” farmhouse, located in Eldon, Iowa, details what it was like to live in the iconic 700-square-foot home. [The New York Times]

Blue Ivy Carter bid on (and won) a Samuel Levi Jones work at the Wearable Art Gala in Los Angeles. [Vanity Fair]

A group called Factum Arte is using 3D scanners to reconstruct lost, stolen, or destroyed paintings by Monet, Van Gogh, Vermeer, and other big names. [The Guardian]

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