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Morning Links: Glasgow Fire Edition

Facade of the Mackintosh Building.



Following a devastating fire on Friday, the fate of the much beloved Mackintosh Building at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland—designed by art nouveau architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh—hangs in the balance. The structure was damaged from another fire in 2014, and its condition is being assessed. [BBC]

Joan Jonas has won the Inamori Foundation’s 2018 Kyoto Prize, which has a cash value of over $900,000. The artist will also win a 20-karat gold medal, and she has been invited to participate in the Kyoto Prize Symposium in San Diego next year. [ARTnews]

At Art All Night, an annual 24-hour art festival in Trenton, New Jersey, one person died and 22 others were injured as a result of gun violence. [Artnet News]

A look at the Prada Foundation’s extravagant gallery tower, which was designed by Rem Koolhaas and his firm OMA. Federico Pompignoli, OMA’s project manager, said that the tower is “an attempt at the white cube defying its own boringness.” [The New York Times]

A Banksy print titled Trolley Hunters has reportedly been stolen from an exhibition in Toronto. [The Art Newspaper]

Exhibitions & Performances 

Here’s a guide to the art in Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s new music video, much of which was filmed at the Louvre in Paris. [ARTnews]

An upcoming exhibition at Yale University Art Gallery focuses on Leonardo da Vinci’s early work and his time training in Andrea del Verrocchio’s workshop in Florence. [The Wall Street Journal]

Artist Mike Parr buried himself alive beneath a thoroughfare in the capital of the Australian state of Tasmania. Parr said that the performance—which lasted approximately 72 hours—was meant to draw attention to the neglect and concealment of Indigenous Tasmanian histories. [The New York Times]

Los Angeles

Ann Philbin, director of the Hammer Museum in L.A.,discusses the city’s art scene and programming at the museum. She said, “I’m still a New Yorker at heart. But risk and experimentation are much more embraced in L.A.” [Los Angeles Times]

Marquee Names

Kusama alert! Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus Garden, which comprises 1,500 stainless-steel spheres, is coming to the Rockaways in Queens, New York on July 1. [The New York Times]

A look at what has become of Paisley Park, Prince’s mansion in Chanhassen, Minnesota, since it opened to the public in 2017. [The New Yorker]

“Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up,” an exhibition that focuses on the connections between the artist’s physical disabilities and her iconic style of dress, opened this weekend at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Circe Henestrosa, co-curator of the show, said, “She masked her disability in dress, but not in her art. There it was very boldly displayed.” [The New York Times]

Damien Hirst’s accountant, Frank Dunphy, is putting his personal £10 million art collection up for auction at Sotheby’s in September. Dunphy has previously negotiated art dealers’ commissions, sometimes reducing them from 50 to 10 percent, when selling Hirst’s work. [The Telegraph]

CORRECTION 07/15/2015, 9:30 a.m.: The newsletter version of this article incorrectly stated that Frank Dunphy has previously reduced art dealers' commissions by 10 to 50 percent. The post has been updated to reflect that those commissions were sometimes reduced from 50 to 10 percent.

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