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Morning Links: Milking A Cow Edition

Grant, Wood, ‘American Gothic’. IMAGE COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS.

The Art Economy

Read Bloomberg’s case for why an unstable stock market could be good for the art world. [Bloomberg]

Watch David Zwirner speak about how established galleries can throw a lifesaver to smaller, struggling galleries at the The New York Times Art Leaders Network conference in Berlin. [New York Times]

While you’re at it, read his compelling pitch on why large galleries ought to be taxed at art fairs. [New York Times]

Industry News

Carnegie Mellon’s School of Art is opening a new campus for it’s MFA program. [Artforum]

Abbas, a key photographer of the Iranian Revolution, has died at age 74. He was one of Magnum’s veteran photographers, and in addition to covering Iran, also documented conflict in Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Ireland. [The Art Newspaper]

The National Endowment of the Humanities taps John Parrish Peede as new chairman. [National Endowment of the Humanities]

Tate Britain announced the Turner Prize shortlist.  [Hyperallergic]

The National Gallery of Canada removed a Marc Chagall painting from auction. La Tour Eiffel was slated to sell for $6-9 million, but the museum reversed the sale due to their acquisition budget. The gallery will have to pay a fee to Christie’s for taking back the work. [CBC]

Stop, Look, And Listen

Read up on Grant Wood, the artist behind the famous painting American Gothic, which is now on view in a Wood retrospective at the Whitney Museum. Wood once asserted that “all the good ideas I’d ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.” [The New York Review of Books]

Check out the portraits of British photographer John Myers, who captures the prim posture of English culture and delivers it with a wink. [The New Yorker]

In case you’re still scratching your head about Kanye West’s pro-Trump tweets, read Doreen St. Felix’s insightful breakdown. [The New Yorker]

Chilling, industrial photos of Japanese government houses reveal just how lonesome modernist buildings can be, even when they’re fully inhabited. [Citylab]

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