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Morning Links: Self-Reflections on a Self-Portrait Edition

Cooke Maroney and Jennifer Lawrence, the recipients of a new Joel Mesler portrait of themselves.



Jennifer Lawrence and her boyfriend—Cooke Maroney, a director of Gladstone Gallery—have been spotted eyeing a portrait of themselves by artist Joel Mesler. [Vulture]

Art historian Barry Bergdoll writes on the Bauhaus school, asking, “Are we blurring our understanding of what the school achieved, of the challenges it faced, and the ramifications of both in the 85 years since it closed?” [The New York Times]

Judd Tully reports from Art Brussels and Berlin Gallery Weekend. [ARTnews]


Following a military coup, Venezuela’s art market is in turmoil. “Prices of Venezuelan artists in the country have gone up to ridiculous levels, if you compare those prices to what they are internationally,” dealer Henrique Faria said. [The Art Newspaper]

California’s Venice Beach is set to lose a 60-foot-tall Mark di Suvero sculpture by the end of the year. Unless another public site for the work is found, the work will head back to the artist’s studio in Petaluma. [The New York Times]

A court in California has ruled that the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, not a family who claimed it was looted by the Nazis, is the rightful owner of a prized Camille Pissarro painting. [NBC News]

Turner Contemporary, a gallery in Margate, England, has named the company Stagecoach, which has previously supported anti-gay political initiatives, as the lead sponsor of the Turner Prize. [The Guardian]

The Talent

Dazed has released its list of the 100 people “defining now,” and on it are a few artists, among them the painter Jonathan Lyndon Chase. [Dazed]

Yayoi Shionoiri has been named executive director of the Chris Burden estate. In her new position, she will also be overseeing the studio of Nancy Rubins, who had been married to Burden. [ARTnews]

Ruth Asawa

Ruth Asawa is the latest artist to receive a special honor, courtesy of one of the most important websites in the world: becoming a Google Doodle. [Artnet News]

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