Morning Links: Ambien Edition

A bottle of Ambien photographed in Des Plaines, Ill. (Courtesy by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Roberta Smith writes that the retrospective of painter Frank Moore, who died of AIDS at the age of 48 in 2002, at the Grey Art Gallery and the Fales Library & Special Collections at New York University “sheds much light on his life and time and also indicates a void of unrealized potential.” [NYT]

Dmitri Plavinsky, a nonconformist Soviet artist, has died at the age of 76. [ArtDaily]

The research materials of C.T. Loo, the art dealer to the Morgans and Rockefellers, will be part of the sale of Asian art reference books on Thursday at Christie’s. [NYT]

Critic Domenick Ammirati writes about visiting Frieze New York on Ambien. [DIS]

Trafalgar Square in London will be transformed into a “sound portal” this September. [WSJ]

Banksy (sort of) makes his television debut. [The Art Newspaper]

Updated: Nicelle Beauchene and Jack Hanley plan to move and share a new space on Broome Street. [GalleristNY]

Painting by the Beatles heads to auction. [NYT]

Denver Art Museum hires new assistant curator. [AMA]

Morning Links: Ambien Edition