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Morning Links: Joseph Beuys Edition

Eugène Delacroix, Liberty Leading The People 1830


Museum Talk

The ICA Boston is closing its Nicholas Nixon exhibition in light of sexual harassment claims from several former students. Following a heated internal forum (since taken offline), the museum made the decision to take his work down ten days earlier than planned. [Artnet news]

The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida discovered two ancient mosaics that the museum seemed to have simply forgotten about. [Hyperallergic]

Rest in peace, Robert T. Buck, former director of the Brooklyn Museum. Buck was known for bringing the museum to attention in the minds of Manhattanites at a time when Rockaway Beach might be the only thing that got them to cross the river. [New York Times]

Comings And Goings

The Louvre is hosting a large Delacroix exhibit, its first since 1963. Among the works on display is July 28, 1930: Liberty Leading The People, the iconic rendering of the French Revolution. [Washington Post]

The estate of Joseph Beuys is now represented by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, in conjunction with an exhibition dedicated to Beuys in its London location. [ARTnews]

After a tempestuous stint as director of Berlin’s Volksbühne TheatreChris Dercon has stepped down. The controversy came to a head when the theater was occupied by protesters with “concerns that Dercon would make the avant-garde theatre more corporate.” [The Art Newspaper]

The Guardian has a good slideshow of works by the Nigerian-born, Belgium-based artist Otobong Nkanga[The Guardian]

Friday Readings

Amy Sillman reviewed Laura Owens’s paintings at the Whitney and made some interesting comparisons between New York- and Los Angeles-based painters. [Artforum]

Check out a conversation with a seasoned L.A. tattoo artist on the origins of the popular black-and-grey realism style of tattooing[NPR]

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