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Morning Links: Cloudsmith Edition

Geoffrey Hendricks


Yesterday afternoon at Phillips 20th Century and Contemporary Art Sale in New York, a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting sold for $45.3 million.  [ARTnews]

Later the same evening, at Christie’s, a Francis Bacon made $49.8 million in a $397.1 million sale. [ARTnews]

NPR catches up on New York’s string of auctions this past week.  [NPR]


Roberta Smith writes of Arthur Jafa’s new sculptures at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, “their scale and density has a beauty and a ferocity that is entirely their own: They are at once tribal, industrial and fetishistically decorated. And they are of a piece with the monumentality and scope of Mr. Jafa’s unfolding elucidation of black American life and art.” [New York Times]

This graphic by CM Campbell walks us through all of the visual references in Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” video. [Hyperallergic]

Check out this back and forth between husband and wife artists Carroll Dunham and Laurie Simmons, who have concurrent solo shows in New York City. [Artnet news]

Friday Reads

Washington D.C.’s Corcoran Gallery was dissolved in 2012. Here’s where its 10,750 works of art are going.  [Washington City Paper]

Last month Bath’s Museum of East Asian Art was robbed. Today, the full list of stolen artifacts has been released.  [Art Newspaper]

Tippet Rise Art Center has tapped Francis Kéré to design a pavilion this coming summer.  [Archdaily]

Raf Simons’ partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation is going strong, and his Calvin Klein pre-fall collection features several pieces with Warhol prints.  [DAZED]

Rest in peace Geoffrey Hendricks, “Cloudsmith.” [Artforum ]

An excerpt from late great art historian Linda Nochlin’s final book, The Visual Representation of Misery in the 19th Century. [New York Times]

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