Morning Links

Morning Links: Ralph Steadman Edition

Ralph Steadman illustration.



Vikki Tobak’s new book Contact High looks at hip-hop photography from before the era of Instagram, when Biggie with his crown on and the black U.S. flag of Outkast’s Stankonia became iconic images of the scene.
New Yorker

Ralph Steadman, the illustrator known for his work alongside Hunter S. Thompson, has spoken up about today’s political climate in the U.S. and England through an interview and a new poem.


The Knight Foundation announced the 15 cultural organizations in Detroit to receive part of its $20 million grant to the city.
Art Forum

Architectural plans have been released ofVictoria and Albert Museum’s new Stratford outpost, the “V&A East.”
The Art Newspaper

A Finnish couple have been sentenced to prison for selling forged works based on Matisse and Monet, among other artists.
Art Daily

The Metropolitan Museum of Art seems to be the beneficiary of a gift of 130 19th-century photographs by Carleton Watkins through an anonymous donor.
New York Times

Art Writing

Christopher Knight reviews the new Menil Drawing Institute and its opening show, “The Condition of Being Here: Drawings by Jasper Johns.” He writes, “Drawings, often marked by modest scale, require close scrutiny. Together, those attributes yield a time-consuming intimacy.”
Los Angeles Times

New York magazine has launched “SEEN,” a “pop up” art blog with daily art coverage.
New York Magazine

Jason Farago takes a look at the Met Breuer’s new show centered on conspiracy theories, “Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy.” Thirty artists are part of the survey, and according to Farago, “artists have a particular facility with the American conspiratorial mode. They understand its baffling flights into unreason; they see past the wild connections to the human frailty that inspires them.”
New York Times

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