T. Renner, "X for Kim and Thurston #3," 2011, acrylic on paper, 8.5" x 11".
Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore have separated. They had been married since 1984; they have a 17-year-old daughter, Coco.
A statement from Matador Records says, "Sonic Youth, with both Kim and Thurston involved, will proceed with its South American tour dates in November. Plans beyond that tour are uncertain. The couple has requested respect for their personal privacy and does not wish to issue further comment."