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Morning Links: La Monte Young Edition

The cover of the 1992 CD release of La Monte Young’s The Well-Tuned Piano.



La Monte Young discusses a newly rereleased video recording of him performing his more-than-six-hour-long piece The Well-Tuned Piano, which he says should be played “pretty loud”—a suggestion that certainly seems worth heeding. [The New York Times]

Martha Schwendener addresses a long-term installation of Dorothea Rockburne’s work at Dia:Beacon. “Of the many artists getting revivals or renewed attention at the moment,” she writes, “Ms. Rockburne feels particularly relevant to younger artists.” [The New York Times]

Art History Lessons

Uh oh! There’s art-related drama between Kris Jenner and Khloe Kardashian on this weekend’s episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. “You should be like, ‘Well, Khloe, Jeff Koons is . . . ’ instead of making me feel . . . uneducated,” Kardashian says in the episode, in response to Jenner’s statement that she doesn’t know much about art. [E! Online]


The Rapa Nui people have linked up with the Chilean government in hopes of getting the British Museum to return a seven-foot-tall sculpture. The work has been in the institution’s collection for 150 years. [Artnet News]

The Cincinnati Art Museum has received a $500,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to renovate and reinstall its ancient Near Eastern art galleries. [WLWT5]


As part of a trade war with China, Donald Trump and his administration are planning to place tariffs on goods coming from the country—including artworks. Some fear that this will limit the amount of Chinese art that will be acquired by American collectors and museums. [Bloomberg]

In an Instagram yesterday, New York Magazine critic Jerry Saltz wrote a note to Jeffrey Deitch, asking the dealer to put up Saltz and his wife, the New York Times critic Roberta Smith, somewhere in L.A.’s East Side. “We would come to all your openings,” he wrote. [Instagram]

Russia’s Federal Security Service is trying to stop Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina from traveling to Edinburgh, where she is slated to perform excerpts from her new book this month at the Fringe Festival. [The Art Newspaper]


The forthcoming American Folk Art Museum gala will honor Raf Simons, the chief creative officer of Calvin Klein, who has occasionally incorporated vintage quilts into his designs. [WWD]

The actor Seth Rogen shared his Sistine Chapel selfie yesterday on Twitter. [Twitter]

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