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Morning Links: ‘The Cook’ Edition

A cook, after Thomas Rowlandson and etched by Henri Merke, 1799.

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News

New York magazine critic Jerry Saltz is turning his article “How to Be an Artist” into a book. [Vulture]

The Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., revealed new designs by Hiroshi Sugimoto to rethink its sculpture garden and open it up with an entrance directly on the National Mall. [The Washington Post]

Kara Walker was selected as the artist for the next commission for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. [The Guardian]

As part of a recent gifting spree, Patricia Phelps de Cisneros donated 45 contemporary artworks to Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid. [ARTnews]

Real-estate mogul and noted art collector Harry Macklowe hung giant pictures of himself and his new wife Patricia Landeau on a building in Midtown Manhattan, and reactions were mixed. [The Cut]

Timely

The New York Times has a profile of Brooke Kamin Rapaport, deputy director and senior curator of the Madison Square Park Conservancy and commissioner of the United States Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale. [The New York Times]

The imminent release of an imprisoned 82-year-old gangster has some wondering about a famous art heist. “Federal officials believe Robert ‘The Cook’ Gentile has information about the $500 million heist in 1990 from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, but the almost-free wiseguy insists he knows nothing. He has been described as the last surviving person of interest in the case.” [Fox News]

“Tefaf Maastricht overhauls Modern art section in battle to stay on top in changing market.” [The Art Newspaper]

Art

The New Republic made ample room for consideration of “the universe according to Hilma af Klint.” [The New Republic]

Artist Molly Crabapple wrote about a rally for sex workers and made illustrations to go along with it. “Over a decade ago, when I was drawing for the dearly departed sex-worker magazine $pread, such mainstream political backing would have seemed impossible,” she writes. [The New York Review of Books]

The artful electronic-music duo Matmos talked about their new album Plastic Anniversary, conceptually composed with sounds derived from plastic. [The Quietus]

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