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Wolfgang Tillmans Enlists Artists to Make $50 Posters to Support Nightlife Venues, and More: Morning Links from April 23, 2020

Wolfgang Tillmans Enlists Artists to Make $50 Posters to Support Nightlife Venues, and More: Morning Links from April 23, 2020

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Artists

Wolfgang Tillmans has enlisted a cohort of fellow contemporary artists, including Mark Leckey, Betty Tompkins, Marlene Dumas, and Gillian Wearing, to create $50 posters to support venues “where a lack of audience is causing an existential threat.” [The Guardian]

The Mauritshuis in The Hague will reveal new insights from a technical analysis it did of Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring online next week. [The Art Newspaper]

In case you missed it, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has laid off 81 employees. [ARTnews]

The New Deal

The New York Times argues that the coronavirus pandemic “won’t revive FDR’s arts jobs programs.” [The New York Times]

Earlier this week, art historian Jody Patterson penned an opinion piece about what the New Deal’s Federal Art Program has to teach us about supporting the arts in times of crisis. [ARTnews]

Vincent van Gogh

A Dutch crime show has released surveillance footage related to the recent heist of van Gogh’s The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring 1884, showing the robber smash through glass doors. [The Guardian]

In case you missed it, we asked eight curators to pick their favorite painting by van Gogh. None of them Starry Night. [ARTnews]

Artists

Critic Sebastian Smee writes about Martin Wong’s 1988 painting La Vida, which has the air of a scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window. [The Washington Post]

Though known for his tricky choreography, Merce Cunningham’s 50 Looks is perhaps his easiest dance number. Now, it’s being taught online. [The New York Times]

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