Morning Links: Damien Hirst and Saif al-Islam Gaddafi Edition

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi. (Courtesy Dario Lopez-}Mills/AFP/Getty)

Jonathan Jones savages Damien Hirst’s current painting show at White Cube in what may be one of the most brutal reviews in the history of art criticism. Here’s how it opens: “The last time I saw paintings as deluded as Damien Hirst’s latest works, the artist’s name was Saif al-Islam Gaddafi.” [Guardian]

George Wylie, Scottish sculptor, dies at 90. [Guardian]

Jessica Morgan of Tate Britain hints that Tino Sehgal’s commission for the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall will involve the Olymptics: “People will be doing things with their body, in parallel with what is going on in the city.” [The Art Newspaper]

David Everitt Howe has a nice piece on artist Josef Strau, who will have his latest show at Greene Naftali in June. [Afterall]

Mr. Strau’s classic essay “The Non-Productive Attitude” is online thanks to the London gallery Vilma Gold. [Vilma Gold]

Brooklyn–based artist Gina Beavers is organizing a show at Miami’s Gallery Diet called “Leave it to Beavers,” in conjunction with Joshua Abelow’s Art Blog Art Blog enterprise. Anya Kielar, Letha Wilson, Katherine Bernhardt and more are on tap. [ABAB]

Some vintage Afterall: “I (not love) Information” by Anthony Huberman. [Afterall]

Some background on that Richard Artschwager chair on view at the National Exemplar. []

Work by Warhol, Philip Taaffe and Francesco Clemente was among the art stolen from Detroit business in April. [CNN]

Morning Links: Damien Hirst and Saif al-Islam Gaddafi Edition