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Morning Links: Helen Frankenthaler Edition

Helen Frankenthaler, Tutti-Frutti, 1966.



Matthew Marks and Greene Naftali galleries in New York will stage “Painting: Now and Forever III,” the third edition of a show organized by Pat Hearn and Matthew Marks in 1998. The show will feature work by over 40 artists including Nayland Blake, Nicole Eisenman, and Jasper Johns. [ARTnews]

Helen Frankenthaler’s stepdaughter looks back on her summers with the artist on Cape Cod as the Provincetown Art Association and Museum prepares its “Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown” show, which opens July 6. [The Wall Street Journal]

Here’s a look at Frida Escobedo’s design for the Serpentine Gallery pavilion in London. Escobedo, who is 39 years old, is the youngest architect to be commissioned for the annual project. [The Guardian]


A tomb that dates to the fourth century B.C. has been discovered in Rome. The remains and objects from the so-called “Tomb of the Athlete” will be sent to a lab for research and DNA testing. [The New York Times]

The Egyptian Woman, a painting by Max Beckmann, set the auction record for any work sold in Germany. The work hammered at 4.7M euros in Berlin. [The Art Newspaper]


Art critic and historian Irving Sandler died on Saturday at age 92. Sandler began his career writing for ARTnews, and he became a regular contributor to the magazine. [ARTnews]

Artist Malcolm Morley, well-known for his photorealist paintings, died this weekend at age 86. [ARTnews]


In a Three Billboards-esque turn of events, the organization For Freedoms has launched a $1.5M public art campaign, part of which entails the installation of politically engaging billboards—created by artists like Sam Durant, Theaster Gates, Marilyn Minter, and Tania Bruguera, among others—across the country. Eric Gottesman, one of For Freedoms’ founders, said, “We are hoping to bring art to the center of public life in the lead-up to the midterms, which is where we think art should belong.” [The New York Times]

All about the controversial Jesus-shaped cake created by Argentinian artists Pool Paolini and Marianela Perelli. [Atlas Obscura]

Paul Jackson, communications director at the New Museum in New York, says that we are living in “a golden age of art podcasts,” and he offered up a list of 30 of his favorites. [Medium]

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