Art World Abstracts: Isabelle Huppert Curates a Mapplethorpe Show, and More!

Isabelle Huppert.

Isabelle Huppert.

Isabelle Huppert, muse to Chabrol and Haneke, will curate a show of Robert Mapplethorpe pictures during Paris Photo, and the actress has been given full access to his work by the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Ms. Huppert compares his photography to poetry, which I think has been done before. [Women’s Wear Daily]

“The first Harvard gallery exclusively for African & African American art, the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, opened Tuesday.” [The Crimson]

Grayson Perry wants you to know he is leading a conformist middle-class life: psychotherapist wife, daughter who works at Buzzfeed, lingering habit of dressing up as female alter egos, tendency to shit talk Tracey Emin, medal of Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. [The Telegraph]

Remember how websites sometimes use questions in headlines that imply something outlandish that is in no way true, just to get you to click? Remember when this technique was used to make people think Banksy was in jail? Remember when Banksy made another Banksy in his Banksy-ish way and proved that Banksy was not in jail? Remember when someone defaced said Banksy because that’s what happens to Banksys? [The Guardian]

Yoko Ono talks about the Folkestone Triennial, which is showing her work, and mentions that she was once married to an Englishman named John. [The Daily Mail]

Josephine Meckseper grew up in an adorable house in Germany with all these adorable things in it and here’s a video all about it. [T]

Back to school: “The University of Hong Kong, in collaboration with Art Basel and Central St Martins in London, is launching the first course in Hong Kong aimed at educating novice art collectors.” [The Art Newspaper]

And Francois Hollande, president of France, stands with Paul McCarthy and supports Paul McCarthy’s butt plug installation, despite the fact that France beat up Paul McCarthy and deflated his butt plug because they hated his butt plug so much. Happy FIAC! [Liberation]

Art World Abstracts: Isabelle Huppert Curates a Mapplethorpe Show, and More!