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Reykjavik, the home of the Little Mer-Sausage.

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Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects now represents multimedia artist Helène Aylon. [ARTnews]

In a bid for younger art viewers, Walmart has acquired art.com
[Forbes]

In 2021, the Smithsonian will open a gallery dedicated solely to the Latinx experience in the US following a $10 million donation from the Molina family.  [Hyperallergic]

Destruction

A suspect has been arrested after ten pieces of art were damaged at the Denver Art Museum in its Hamilton Building, where the exhibition “Stampede: Animals in Art” is on display. The perpetrator’s motivations remain unclear. [CBS Denver]

Reykjavik, Iceland’s controversial public sculpture “Little Mer-Sausage” was destroyed by an unknown individual during the city’s Cycle Festival of Music and Art. According to a festival organizer, “The pond is covered in ice so someone probably just walked by and gave it a big karate kick.” [The Art Newspaper]

Profile of a Place

The Cut asked New Yorkers to name their favorite corners of the city. David Zwirner named the West Gallery at The Frick, Hank Willis Thomas answered, “The Staten Island Ferry after midnight on a hot summer night,” and Jeremiah Moss, author of Vanishing New York, revealed Edward Hopper’s “hidden” studio on Washington Square Park. [The Cut]

Photographer Keith Carter has been documenting the small towns of Eastern Texasfor more than fifty years, and published them in a collection titled Fifty Years. Here, a selection of his intimate, playful portraits of an area and its culture. [New Yorker]

Vogue spots the best dressed of Art Basel Miami Beach 2018.
[Vogue]

People

Lottie Brzaier looks at the legacy of Throbbing Gristle’s Genesis P-Orridge, given the violent and sexual allegations from former collaborator Cosey Fanni Tutti, which P-Orridge denies. She writes, “Legacies place an artist’s fingerprints on scenes and communities, that linger even in their absence, and P-Orridge is certainly interesting enough to write a book about. But Fanni Tutti’s accusations are now part of this legacy.” [The Guardian]

Interview talked with the mind behind Art Handler Mag about Steve Wynn, Jared Kushner, and art-world myths. [Interview]

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