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Van Gogh’s Sunflowers VIA WIKIMEDIA

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The Dallas Museum of Art has acquired a large panel by Derick Baegert. This will be the first piece by the German gothic painter to reach US soil. Upon the announcement of their acquisition, which was possible through a $17 million endowment from 2013, Nicole Myers, the museum’s curator of European painting and sculpture, said, “I think this is an artist who is due for a reevaluation.” [The Art Newspaper]

Check out the rendering for Orange County Museum of Art’s new Costa Mesa space, designed by Thomas Mayne’s firm Morphosis. The building is slated to be complete in 2021. [New York Times]

Rest in peace Barbara Luderowski, sculptor and founder of Pittsburgh’s Mattress Factory, who wrote in her will, “Then I want some huge celebration as a fundraiser for the Mattress Factory with a big ticket. It will be for my friends and my enemies, who will like to celebrate my termination. No way will I let some funeral director touch me.”[Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Winners of the Swiss Pax Art Awards have been announced. [Artforum]

Eye Candy

Watch Red Bull Music’s experimental short film exploring the influence and work of Rammellzee. [Youtube]

Since 1975, photographer Wendy Ewald has been lending her camera to her child subjects. Look through a collection of the sometimes funny, often touching photographs. [New Yorker]

Architect Kris Provost waxes poetic on how architects photograph their favorite buildings, accompanied by a set of some of his own architectural photographs. [Fast Company]

A photo set of California’s kitschy, roadside pop architecture throughout the last century accompany the new book “California Crazy” by Jim Heimann. [The Guardian]

And More

What would you do if you discovered a painting in your living room had, in fact, been the subject of Nazi looting? That’s what happened to dealer Alain Dreyfus ten years after he purchased a piece by Alfred Sisley, and apparently, he wants his money back from Christie’s, which sold it to him. [Artnet news]

Kanye West debuted his most recent album, ‘Ye,’ last night, in what the Times characterizes as a “last-minute, seemingly slapdash musical rollout.”   [New York Times]

Though it’s imperceptible now, Van Gogh’s vibrant yellow paintings of sunflowers are fading to brown, due to the artist’s use of light-sensitive paint and decades of exhibition.[The Guardian]

Correction 6/1/18, 10:42 a.m.: An earlier version of this article misstated details about the design for the Orange County Museum of Art’s Costa Mesa space. Thomas Mayne’s firm, not the building itself, is named Morphosis. The post has been updated to reflect this.

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