Morning Links: Mickey Mouse Edition

Hirst's new work. (Courtesy the artist and Christie's)

Hirst’s new work. (Courtesy the artist and Christie’s)

Damien Hirst has made a portrait of Mickey Mouse that will be sold for charity. [The Independent]

Chelsea’s Empire Diner is back. [NYT]

Dustin Yellin made a sculptural tribute to Diane von Furstenberg’s iconic wrap dress, using 4,800 pounds of glass, for an exhibition in the designer’s honor in L.A., which will also feature new commissioned work by Barbara Kruger and portraits of Ms. von Furstenberg by Andy Warhol, Chuck Close and others. [W Magazine]

Steve McQueen was heckled as he won best director at New York Film Critics Circle Awards. [Page Six]

In case you missed it, that giant yellow duck by Florentijn Hofman exploded. Again. [Telegraph]

Beautiful photos of Oscar Niemeyer work in Algeria. [NYT]

Lin May at Jacky Strenz. [Contemporary Art Daily]

The first director of London’s National Gallery once had to stand before Parliament and defend his decision to buy a Veronese. [The Guardian]

What’s Simon Fujiwara up to these days? [The Art Newspaper]

Momofuku Milk Bar in Williamsburg has a special “Cinnamon and Lesbians” flavor, which is tied to Stephen Malkmus’ new album. [Grubstreet]

Morning Links: Mickey Mouse Edition