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The Banksy. (Liverpool)

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp discusses her book about contemporary art in Los Angeles in the 1960s, Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s, with Renee Montagne. [NPR]

Maya Lin’s installation in honor of Doris Duke will go ahead, despite griping from some Newport residents. [NYT]

Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery will soon unveil a new Banksy statue: a priest with a pixellated face. [Arts Daily]

Blake Gopnik catches up with the latest research on Marcel Duchamp and his iconic urinal, Fountain (1917). [The Daily Beast]

Roberta Smith comes out in favor of Howard Hodgkin’s current show at Gagosian, which we discussed last month. Ms. Smith: “Still, nearly everything here simultaneously celebrates painting as a pictorial language steeped in its own history while also insistently pushing the idea of what a painting can be to extremes of rawness or brevity.” [NYT]

The New York Transit Museum gets reviewed by The Times. [NYT]

Liz Taylor’s collection breaks more records at Christie’s. [Bloomberg]

Meet the L.A. artist who designed the president’s holiday card. [LA Times]

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