Morning Links: William Faulkner Edition

It turns out that a Paris newspaper reported Vincent van Gogh’s ear mutilation shortly after it occurred. After slicing his

Faulkner around 1935. (Keystone/Getty Images
Faulkner around 1935. (Keystone/Getty Images

It turns out that a Paris newspaper reported Vincent van Gogh’s ear mutilation shortly after it occurred. After slicing his ear with a razor, the artist apparently went to a “house of ill repute” and gave the bit of his body to the door person, saying, “Take it, it will be useful.” [The Art Newspaper]

Here’s a report from Myanmar that follows curators preparing a 2015 Asia Society show “that will celebrate the nation’s long-hidden Buddhist art.” [NYT]

Christopher Hawthorne on the prison building boom, and the eerie similarities between the designs of prisons and art galleries. [Los Angeles Times]

The inexhaustible Jonathan Jones on Martin Creed’s “most notorious work,” which was just purchased by the Tate. [The Guardian]

A woman who participated in the Berlin Jewish Museum’s controversial “Jew in the Box” exhibition–one of the institution’s most visited to date–reflects on the experience. [Der Spiegel]

The University of London may auction four Shakespeare folios, despite the fact they were given on the condition that this wouldn’t happen. Needless to say, some Brits are upset. [Daily Telegraph]

Remember the guy who tried to sell a supposed Peter Doig painting that was signed “Peter Doige?” Turns out it was all an honest mistake. It was painted by a man named Peter Doige.  [The Art Newspaper]

A profile of Matthew Day Jackson’s ahead of his upcoming show at Hauser & Wirth. [WSJ]

William Faulkner drawings from his days at Ole Miss. [Open Culture via The Paris Review]

Eva Franch Gilabert, Ana Miljački and Ashley Schafer chosen as curators of American Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. They “will select 1,000 projects designed by U.S. firms for sites outside the U.S.—architecture that, in [Ms. Franch’s]  words, ‘spread the project of modernity worldwide.’” [NYT]

Get your Heimo Zobernig jpegs right here. [CAD]

Morning Links: William Faulkner Edition