Friday Links: There Goes the Neighborhood

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on April 12, 2013 Massive Links

  • As post offices disappear, so too do Depression era murals. The Bronx General Post Office may be sold, threatening this mural by Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson. [Hyperallergic]
  • Torontonians: AFC’s Paddy Johnson will participate on a critic’s round table modeled after David Cohen’s “Review Panel” tomorrow at LUFF with Sky Gooden, Earl Miller, and Amy Lam. They’ll be discussing the Cardiff and Bures Miller show at the AGO, Paul Sietsema at Mercer Union, and Niall Macclelland at Clint Roenisch. [LUFF art + dialogue]
  • Mega dealer Larry Gagosian is giving Pratt students who lost their studios in a fire earlier this year a show. He said he’d been moved by the story, citing his own losses in a fire that occurred in his house in the Hamptons in 2011. [NYTimes]
  • It’s a bad day for the people. The Hopis of Arizona have failed in their efforts to block an auction of sacred masks, or “friends”. The Hopis claim that outsiders who photograph, collect, and sell the objects are committing sacrilege; the Néret-Minet auction house estimates that today’s auction auction will be one of the largest Hopi artifact sales ever, netting around $1 million. [NY Times]
  • Wired has some news for us: GIFs can be used as art! [Wired]

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