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Ronald Reagan.

News

Murray White, an art critic previously with the Toronto Star, will join the Boston Globe next month. [Boston Globe]

Richard Prince has defended his use of two appropriated images from Instagram to a Manhattan federal court. The photographers of the original images Donald Graham and Eric McNatt, sued Prince in 2014 over copyright infringement.  [The Art Newspaper]

Renny Pritikin, curator at San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum, will retire next month. The next in line for the job has not been announced. [Datebook]

Christopher Wayner has joined New Orleans’ Ogden Museum of Southern Art asDeputy Director.  [New Orleans City Business]

Rest In Peace

At eighty years old, Turin-based painter Marco Gastini has died, leaving behind a legacy of his signature use of Plexiglas canvases that wereshown at the Venice Biennale twice. [Artforum]

Roberta Smith pens her own farewell to Phyllis Kind, who died last month and has been mourned widely by the art world. Smith writes: “Visits to her gallery could turn into seminar-like discussions, either in the gallery’s main space or downstairs, where the works of outsider artists were usually on view, ready to stimulate conversation.” [New York Times]

Site-Specific

Los Angeles’ Neutra VDL House hosted “One House Twice” for one night only, begging the question, what is the role of ephemeral art in a constantly changing city?  [Hyperallergic]

Earlier this month, the High Line hosted “The Mile-Long Opera” created by architect Liz Diller and composer David Lang. Strewn over the mile of the High Line were live performances of works by writers Claudia Rankine, Librettist Anne Carson, among others; they are now viewable for your streaming pleasures. [Citylab]

Misc. 

Take a look at what hangs on the walls of Michael Rips and Sheila Berger (spoiler: there’s several pieces by James Rosenquist, Will Barnet, and André Derain.) [New York Times]

A hologram of Ronald Reagan and his dog Victory, were projected at the former president’s library, confirming that the simulation we all live in is glitching. [NBC News]

McDonald’s new ad campaign is a riff on Banksy’s shredder stunt.  [Adweek]

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