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Morning Links: Jazz Bagpiper Edition

Bagpipe, France, 18th century.

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News

Emily and Mitchell Rales were the buyers who snapped up the record-breaking $11.7 million Lee Krasner painting at Sotheby’s last week. [ARTnews]

Cheng Ran and Cameron Rowland are the winners of the first Nomura Emerging Artist Award, which comes with a nice $100,000. [ARTnews]

Yoko Ono has a show this summer in Syracuse, New York—the site of her first solo show in the U.S. back in 1971. [Syracuse.com]

Musings

Peter Schjeldahl reviewed the Whitney Biennial. It would be hard to pull one indicative line. [The New Yorker]

Fashion writer Hamish Bowles turns his eye to art: “I’d never been to Venice during the preview week of the Biennale, but with Venetian Heritage and Dior promising a ball at the fabled Palazzo Labia as the crowning glory of an action-packed few days, how could I resist?” [Vogue]

Jeff Koons is psyched to be in a show with Marcel Duchamp in Mexico City. [Instagram]

Assembly

“Marina Abramović, Elmgreen & Dragset, and Bernard-Henri Lévy are just some of the big names involved in United Artists for Europe. Here’s why they’re taking a stand.” [The Guardian]

Art historian Brian Allen celebrates the 20th anniversary of MASS MoCA—“the museum that almost wasn’t.” [The Art Newspaper]

Misc.

Here’s a homespun story about a “tiny art heist” from an exhibition in a coffee shop outside Philadelphia. “The art show, inspired by the Ambler Auto Show’s rumbling into town, took the theme ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ (though at least one rebellious participant submitted paintings of boats).” [Philly.com]

The great archival record label Dust-to-Digital tweeted footage of jazz bagpiper Rufus Harley. Jazz bagpiper? Jazz bagpiper! [Twitter]

Someone set minimalist music by Philip Glass over footage of dancers on Soul Train. (It’s a little old but the past is ever present.) [Vimeo]

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