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Morning Links: Gala Dalí Edition

The cover of the book Dalí. Les dîners de Gala, which looks at the elaborate dinners that Salvador and Gala were renowned for throwing.



Iranian art dealers Afarin Neyssari and Karan Vafadari, who had been sentenced to 16 and 27 years in prison on a variety of charges that their supporters say were trumped up, have been freed on bail as they await a ruling on their request for an appeal. [The Art Newspaper]


Julian Schnabel’s new Vincent van Gogh film, titled At Eternity’s Gate, with Willem Dafoe in the lead role, will debut at the Venice Film Festival, which begins at the end of August. [Variety]

As part of its ongoing effort to run obituaries for people whose deaths went unreported, when it focused predominantly on the achievements of white men, The New York Times published one on the 19th-century sculptor Edmonia Lewis, a woman of color, famed during her life time, who made work depicting Ulysses S. Grant, John Brown, and Abraham Lincoln. [The New York Times]

The Market

The Detroit home of civil rights activist Rosa Parks, which was previously saved from demolition by the intervention of artist Ryan Mendoza and Rhea McCauley, Parks’s niece, will be offered for auction in New York today with an estimate of $1 million to $3 million. [The Art Newspaper]

The Denny Gallery in New York will become the Denny Dimin Gallery on August 22, as it adds the name of partner Robert Dimin. [Press Release]


The Queens Museum released the list of artists that will appear in its upcoming biennial, which opens in October, and among those selected by curator Sophia Marisa Lucas and artist Baseera Khan are Wardell Milan, Arthur Ou, Gloria Maximo, and Jack Whitten. [Artforum]

In February, the Frick Collection in New York will present the work of the lesser-known 16th-century Italian painter Giovanni Battista Moroni. [The New York Times]

The Denver Art Museum will present a Monet retrospective in October of 2019, which will then travel to the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany. [Colorado Public Radio]

The first show devoted to Gala Dalí, the fashion icon, muse, and businesswoman, who worked with her husband, Salvador, on his 1939 installation The Dream of Venus and produced Surrealist objects of her own, is now on view at the National Art Museum of Catalonia, in Barcelona. [The New York Times]

Ice Cream

The redoubtable New York–based ice cream company Ample Hills is opening a 15,000-square-foot factory in Red Hook, Brooklyn, today, which is also being marketed as a museum, as is the fashion these days. However, Brian Smith, who cofounded the enterprise, said, “My interest is really in diving a little deeper, beyond just an Instagrammable picture. To be able to create a narrative and story, something that connects people to the collection of milk, cream, sugar, and eggs.” [Grub Street]

And More

Was it by Joseph Beuys? Gilberto Zorio? Kate Gilmore? Not a few people have noted that the destruction of Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame resembled a work of contemporary visual art. [@Merrillmarkroe/Twitter]

Here are photographs of the Louise Bourgeois show currently on view at the Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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