Tuesday’s Art Notes

BY Anna Shoup  July 12, 2010 at 3:16 PM EDT

A visitor looks at an oil on vinyl painting called 'Biker Couple' at the press preview of 'Dennis Hopper: Double Standard'. Photo by Robyn Beck/ AFP/ Getty Image

A visitor looks at an oil on vinyl painting called ‘Biker Couple’ at the press preview of ‘Dennis Hopper: Double Standard,’ the first U.S. comprehensive museum survey of the works of the actor/artist/director, at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles. Best known for his work in cinema, including the 1969 film classic ‘Easy Rider, the show traces the evolution of Hopper’s artistic output in a variety of medium and features more than 200 works spanning his prolific 60-year career including photography, painting, sculpture, film, installations and found art. Photo by Robyn Beck/ AFP/ Getty Images

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Brandeis University, under fire last year for controversy surrounding the closing of its Rose Art Museum, has signed an agreement with Sotheby’s to lease (rather than sell) its collection, via the Boston Herald.

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Tuli Kupferberg, Beat poet, singer and founder of the subversive 1960s rock band the Fugs, died Monday in New York at the age of 86, via the New York Times.

Listen to Tuli Kupferberg’s 1964 solo found poetry album “No Deposit, No Return” at UbuWeb.

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Jamaican reggae performer and dance hall music pioneer Sugar Minott died Saturday in Kingston at the age of 54, via NPR.

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Olga Guillot, the Cuban Bolero singer who was the first Latin artist to perform at Carnegie Hall, died Monday at age 87 in Miami, via CNN International.