Installation view of Hopf's show with PRAXES.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND PRAXES
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Morning Links: Judith Hopf Edition

Sonnabend director Jason Ysenburg is moving to Gagosian. “I feel both excited and a bit scared,” he told Carol Vogel. Sonnabend will close by the end of the year. [NYT] The big art of Burning Man: an interview with Treasurer Jennifer … Read More

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Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Name Esther Bell Curator of European Paintings

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco have announced the appointment of Esther Bell to curator in charge of European paintings. She succeeds Lynn Orr. Bell specializes in 17th- and 18th-century European painting and is currently curator of European painting, … Read More

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SculptureCenter Taps Ben Whine to Be Associate Director

Ben Whine is the new associate director of Long Island City’s SculptureCenter. Whine comes to the kunsthalle from the Guggenheim, where he was director of individual development, membership and annual fund. His new position was previously held by Frederick Janka, … Read More

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Morning Links: Harun Farocki Edition

Film and video artist Harun Farocki has died at the age of 70. [Artnet] Artist Devin Leonardi has died at 33. [Artforum] The benefactors of Lucien Freud’s $161 million fortune—presumably his many, many children—will remain secret. [The Daily Telegraph via … Read More

The Brooklyn Museum.PHOTO: CAT GUZMAN/COURTESY THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM.
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Brooklyn Museum Visitors Under 19 Will Get Free Admission

Starting September 3, the Brooklyn Museum will no longer charge admission for visitors under 19 years old, The New York Times reports. Director Arnold L. Lehman believes that young visitors “represent the future of all museums.” “[W]e must do everything possible to … Read More

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Kimmelman: Expanding the Frick Could Be a Mistake

In today’s New York Times, the paper’s architecture critic Michael Kimmelman presents his argument against the Frick Collection’s plan to expand. The renovation in question would involve opening the Upper East Side museum’s second floor to the public and transforming … Read More

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Mary Grace Wright Joins New York’s Bureau Gallery as Director

New York’s Bureau gallery has hired Mary Grace Wright to be its director. She joins the Lower East Side spot from SoHo’s Team Gallery, where she was associate director. Before Team, Wright was director at Chelsea’s Martos Gallery and helped start its … Read More

The Chelsea Hotel.

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Morning Links: Lawsuit Edition

The Larry Rivers Foundation sues Chelsea Hotel owner Joseph Chetrit for the return of a painting that used to hang there. [New York Post] A judge in a Washington D.C. court heard an arguments from the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s … Read More

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Carol Vogel May Have Plagiarized David Foster Wallace’s Times Obituary

Yesterday, Fishbowl NY reported that a recent lead by New York Times arts reporter Carol Vogel may have been plagiarized from Wikipedia. A quick survey of Vogel’s work in the the Times archives reveals four more examples of questionable repetition in … Read More

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Met President Emily K. Rafferty Will Step Down Next Year

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that its president, Emily K. Rafferty, will step down next year, after more than 10 years on the job. The Met’s news release notes that Rafferty joined the museum in 1976 in its development department and went on to become the … Read More

A Mercantile Novel, installation view, 2014.
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‘Oscar Murillo: A Mercantile Novel’ at David Zwirner

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‘Ragnar Kjartansson: Me, My Mother, My Father, and I’ at the New Museum

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Julian Schnabel, Ozymandias, 1990, oil, resin, gesso, and leather on sailcloth. COURTESY ROBERT MCKEEVER/©2014 JULIAN SCHNABEL/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/COURTESY GAGOSIAN GALLERY
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‘Julian Schnabel: View of Dawn in the Tropics’ at Gagosian

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Andy Warhol, Iolas, 1974, synthetic polymer paint and silk screen on canvas. ©1974 THE ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION.
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‘Alexander the Great: The Iolas Gallery 1955–1987′ at Paul Kasmin

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