Morning Links: The Evil Yellow Slugs Edition

A detail from The Big Hawthorn, 2008, by David Hockney. Photograph: Richard Schmidt

Ian Jack wonders if it is a problem that David Hockney’s blossoms look like “evil yellow slugs.” [Guardian UK]

Georgina Adam on the ongoing controversy involving a Rauschenberg, a stuffed eagle and the IRS. [Financial Times]

David Shrigley has a new billboard coming to the High Line, at 10th Avenue and 18th Street, April 5—his deadpan brand of twee existential insecurity writ large, super large. [Paper Magazine]

Sotheby’s will sell Gunter Sachs’s collection of art and design in London in May. Mr. Sachs was once married to Brigitte Bardot! [Bloomberg]

Riding with the rock: how transport of the Levitated Mass sculpture took over one journalist’s life. [LA Times]

Matthew Yglesias has a good and humorous piece on Louis Vuitton’s campaign against free speech. [Slate via Art Law Blog]

A different kind of ‘ruin porn’: photographers document two relics of the atomic age. [NYT]

The Wall Street Journal gets around to reviewing James Rosenquist’s F-111 at MoMA. [WSJ]

Here’s Peter Schjeldahl on the John Chamberlain exhibition. [The New Yorker]

In case you missed it this weekend: a brief history of Knoedler Gallery. [NYT]

The U.K. Observer scores a rare interview with the elusive Damien Hirst! [UK Observer]

Morning Links: The Evil Yellow Slugs Edition