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Morning Links: Rude Girl Edition

Sarah Lucas, Cigarette Tits [Idealized Smokers Chest II], 1999.

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Friday Reads

Linda Yablonsky reviews Sarah Lucas’s New Museum retrospective: “ ‘Au Naturel’ is satisfying at every turn. It’s tough. It’s hilarious. It’s beautifully done. And it’s absolutely true to its maker, a proud spitfire—a ‘rude girl’ sensitive to her working-class background and eager to stick it to any mofo who shows her gender disrespect, be it in the workplace, at home or in the tabloids.” [The Art Newspaper]

Holland Cotter visits El Museo del Barrio’s newly renovated galleries—one displaying street photography, and the other, a solo show from Argentinian artist Liliana Porter. [New York Times]

Rachel Maclean has just released a new video titled Make Me Up, and will have a piece unveiled at the National Gallery in London. She says of the film, “I like using colors people associate with femininity and telling them that they need to take this seriously.” [Garage]

Money

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York has received the promise of a $1 million gift from photographer/philanthropist Michael Becker. [ARTnews]

Real-estate developer Gerald Wolkoff will appeal a judge’s order to pay $6.8 million to a Long Island City-based group of street artists. Wolkoff had washed their work from one of his building’s walls.
[Artnet news]

Spelman College has received a $5.4 million grant to create the Atlanta University Center Collective for the Study of Art History and Curatorial Studies. [Burnaway]

Industry News

Helena Almeida, Portuguese avant-garde artist, has passed away at the age of 84. [Artforum]

Cal State Long Beach held a question-and-answer forum over the firing of Kimberli Meyer,  the director of its museum, and several students and professors expressed their outrage. One professor stated: “The absolute reigning confusion, the lack of transparency feels bad, just bad.” [Hyperallergic]

New York-based art dealer Ezra Chowaiki has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for fraud. The dealer of pieces by artists like Picasso and Alexander Calder will be forced to pay restitution, the exact amount still undecided. [New York Times]

Nan Goldin has signed with Marian Goodman gallery. [The Art Newspaper]

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