Morning Links: The ‘Rauschenberg Bald Eagle’ Edition

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The tax battle continues over a Robert Rauschenberg with a bald eagle in it. [NYT]

Mary MacNamara considers flash over substance at L.A. MOCA. [LAT]

Roberta Smith pulls no punches in her analysis of the L.A. MOCA talent exodus: “Rather than encourage and cultivate curators much the way an art dealer encourages and cultivates artists, he has frequently chosen to assume the role of curator himself, when he wasn’t commissioning celebrities to do it.” [NYT]

David Lynch designs a bottle of Dom Perignon. [Nowness]

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge gets the “Sunday Routine” column: “I’m afraid we’re not very exciting on Sundays. I go to bed between 6 and 7 a.m. Then we get up at about 10. We never drink coffee because we can’t stand the taste.” [NYT]

The Financial Times checks in with a hospital art curator: “The mortuary at St. Mary’s hospital was a difficult commission.” [FT]

In case you missed it, Swiss Freeports gather ever-more art. [NYT]

The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, in South Hadley, Mass., has scored a $150,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to digitize its collection of 17,000 objects. [Daily Hampshire Gazette]

Sterling Prize shortlist is announced. [Guardian]

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer will install his light sculptures in Philadelphia in September. [The Art Newspaper] Morning Links: The ‘Rauschenberg Bald Eagle’ Edition