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Morning Links: Renaissance Artist Edition

Portrait of Michelangelo by Daniele da Volterra. (Courtesy Wikimedia)

Portrait of Michelangelo by Daniele da Volterra. (Courtesy Wikimedia)

Madison Avenue loves art. [NYT]

Sean Kelly ruminates on Robert Mapplethorpe 25 years after his death. [WSJ]

Ai Weiwei will install art in Alcatraz. [NYT]

David Lynch’s upcoming show at the Photographers’ Gallery in London will feature pictures of abandoned factories and two of his feature films. [The Independent]

A judge will rule on whether Detroit is eligible for bankruptcy protection today. [NYT]

“Russia’s art scene sees Louis Vuitton-branded structure in Red Square as a cultural critique.” [The Art Newspaper]

Leonardo da Vinci designed an instrument that called the viola organista. It’s really something. [NPR]

“Was Michelangelo the first celebrity artist?” [New Statesmen]

Michael E. Smith at Clifton Benevento. [Contemporary Art Daily]

K8  Hardy at Reena Spaulings. [Sex Life]

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