Uptown Links: André Leon Talley wears custom Dapper Dan (made with Gucci fabric), a red rose vanishe


• Barrier-breaking fashion legend André Leon Talley was at the Schomburg Center on Tuesday night to attend a screening of The Gospel According to André, filmmaker Kate Novack's new documentary about his life. According to a profile in the New York Times, Harlem designer Dapper Dan made the reversible caftan Talley has been wearing to all his film-related appearances: "Mr. Talley chose the fabric, a reversible Gucci gold and crimson Chinese brocade covered in leaping tigers. It took three fittings to get the final robe right." [image via @gospelaccordingtoandre on Instagram; NY Times]

• Can the person who took artist NaomiRAG's crocheted rose from the East Harlem fence she installed it on please give it back? [image via @naomirag on Instagram]

• The Arthur Jafa show at Gavin Brown's enterprise in Harlem is a New York Times Critic's Pick. The "heart of the show," says the review, is the second floor gallery where “akingdoncomethas,” a 100-minute video devoted to black worship ceremonies, is being projected onto the wall. [NY Times]

• According to this citywide roundup, Upper Manhattan has an astounding seven excellent parks for barbecues and picnics. [Curbed NY]

• The Studio Museum in Harlem raised a total of $20.2 million at its two-day art auction at Sotheby's. Mark Bradford's abstract piece “Speak, Birdman” was the top sale at $6.7 million. [Culture Type]

• A movie producer who bought his Harlem penthouse in 2006 for $982,499 is now selling it for $2.48 million. [NY Post]

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