Tuesday Links: Artists, Monsters, and Ponies

by Corinna Kirsch on March 13, 2012 Massive Links

  • When artists are dead, they can’t complain. Thankfully, there’s Tyler Green. Green decries The Barnes Foundation’s decision to move Henri Matisse's The Dance (1932-33) mural to the foundation’s new site in Philadelphia. Matisse wrote that he wanted his mural to be a site-specific work. Too bad he didn’t put it in a contract. [Modern Art Notes]
  • Scary scrotum monsters and testicles that turn into blankets are some of the frightful images that show up in 19th century Japanese prints. [io9]
  • Christian Marclay started making The Clock because he was poor: “All I needed was this table and a computer [and two assistants].” [The New Yorker]
  • Horses dressed like Harry Potter are cuter than undressed horses. [BuzzFeed]
  • Gawker started an internet manhunt for the human behind Horse_ebooks. [Gawker]
  • A dealer traps Roberta Smith into a game of “guess the artist.” She loses, but has fun anyway. [The New York Times Arts Beat]
  • Adjunct and part-time faculty are given full voting rights on Boston University’s Faculty Council. [Inside Higher Ed]

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