Morning Links

Morning Links: Blue Boy Edition

Thomas Gainsborough, The Blue Boy, ca. 1770, oil on canvas.



The Flemish ministry of culture is launching an investigation into the dance company Troubleyn following allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment against its founder, choreographer and artist Jan Fabre. [The Art Newspaper]

The Knight Foundation has established a $5 million Art and Technology Fund, which will support tech-related initiatives at the Barnes Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. [ARTnews]


As part of a year-long exhibition at theHuntington Library in San Marino, California, senior paintings conservator Christina O’Connell will work to restore Thomas Gainsborough’s The Blue Boy (ca. 1770). She will perform some of her conservation efforts in front of visitors in a temporary lab situated in the museum’s Thornton Portrait Gallery. [Los Angeles Times]

Artists Mischa Leinkauf and Matthias Wermke, who famously replaced American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with all white banners in 2014, have their first solo exhibition in New York at Signs & Symbols gallery. [Artnet News]


One native of Berkeley, California, spent two years photographing the many murals painted on garages around the city. [The Guardian]

Photojournalist Raghu Rai’s new book A God in Exile features portraits of the 14th Dalai Lama, taken in public and private settings over the course of 40 years. “He left an indelible impression on me—gentle, gracious, humble, and full of wonder,” Rai said. “It is peculiar to say such a thing, but I got the strange yet pleasant feeling of being equals, despite his position.” [Quartz]


Christie’s will auction Edward Hopper’s Chop Suey (1929), estimated at $70 million, in November. The painting has been described by the auction house as “the most important work by the artist in private hands”—though the work’s former owner, the late Barney Ebsworth, promised it to the Seattle Art Museum in 2007. [The Art Newspaper]

To the mountains! Hauser & Wirth will open a new gallery in St. Moritz, Switzerland. [ARTnews]


Here’s a piece on gender demographics in the architecture field accompanied by a round-up of 14 international building projects led by women. [The New York Times]

On the history of Volta Jazz and its impact on the music and art scenes in Burkina Faso and beyond. Nicolas Niarchos writes that the music is “infectious and filled with joy.” [The New Yorker]

Take a journey beyond the art worlds of New York and London to the vibrant scenes in Santa Fe, Palm Springs, Aspen, and elsewhere. [The Wall Street Journal]

A look at the age-old art of making Windsor chairs by hand, and how the craft has been passed down through generations in the Sawyer family of Woodbury, Vermont. [T: The New York Times Style Magazine]

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