Morning Links: Scandinavian Pain Edition

Ragnar Kjartansson, 'Scandinavian Pain (twilight),' 2006. (Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine and i8)


Sweden’s Moderna Museet has acquired Ragnar Kjartansson’s Scandinavian Pain sculpture (it spells its title in big pink neon letters), which hangs above the champagne bar at this year’s Armory Show. [Bloomberg]

“Paintings of dogs fetch prices to bark at; two price records were broken this year.” [ArtDaily]

Elena Soboleva has made a handy guide to the “iennials” currently on view in New York. You can print it out as a PDF. [Art Market Monitor]

An op-ed column in the Times on critic Alexandra Lange’s new book, Writing About Architecture, argues that jargon is keeping the public from reading about architecture. [NYT]

Christopher Knight decries a proposed statue of Rush Limbaugh. [LA Times]

Damien Hirst buys Yoshitomo Nara at ADAA. [Artinfo]

A smaller Scope art fair has pitched tent down the street from the Armory Show, the better to compete in a crowded field. [WSJ]

Here is a 13-year-old writing about David Shrigley. [The Guardian]

“The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History will soon exhibit some of the world’s best nature photography on the National Mall.” [AP]

Sundance Film Festival to present work in London for the first time [Guardian]

Roberta Smith gives advice on touring this week’s art fairs [NYT]

Barbara Pollack on how museums are approaching fashion these days. [ARTnews]

Morning Links: Scandinavian Pain Edition