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Craving Surrealism? Salvador Dalí’s Cookbook Has Been Republished | Last Week in Art

Plus, check out the artist list for the 2017 Whitney Biennial.

A lot went down last week in the weird and wild world of Art. Some things were more scandalous than others, some were just plain wacky—but all of them are worth knowing about. Without further ado:  

+ Salvador Dalí’s 1973 cookbook is out now. Read about it here.

+ The artist list for the 2017 Whitney Biennial has been released. [The New York Times]

+ The Mythbusters got their own art show. [Nerdist]


+ Frank Gehry has threatened to move to France now that Trump has been elected. [Archinect via Le Figaro]

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+ In response to Trump’s victory, artist Annette Lemieux asked the Whitney to turn her 1995 photolithograph work Left Right Left Right upside down. [Hyperallergic]

+ Three people were arrested in South Korea for selling forgeries of work by Korean minimalist painter Lee Ufan. [Korea Times]

+ The Lincoln Center in New York City announced their first female president, Debora L. Spar. [Artforum]

+ Andy Warhol’s first New York City studio just sold for $9.98 million. [BlouinArtinfo]

+ Sculptor Houston Conwill, best known for his works celebrating African-American culture, passed away last week at the age of 69. [The New York Times]

+ The Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock spoke at an anti-hate rally in New York City after Adam Yauch Park was vandalized with swastikas and pro-Donald Trump graffiti. [The Rolling Stone]


+ A Christian Assyrian teenager is replicating ancient sculptures destroyed by ISIS. [CNN]

+ Designer Nikolas Bentel is building mirrored protest signs for those standing against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock. [The Creators Project

+ LeBron James donated $2.5 million to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. [Artnet News]

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+ The Aros Aarhus Art Museum in Denmark revealed a renderings of a new building and gallery space designed by James Turrell. [Instagram]

+ Guatemala City announces plans to open The Museo del Holocausto, the first American Holocaust Museum in Central America. [Artnet News]

Did we miss any pressing art world stories? Let us know in the comments below!


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