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Morning Links: Jumbo the Elephant Edition

Lisa Oppenheim takes home the Israel Museum’s $45,000 Shpilman Prize. [Artforum] “How a legal pad covered in doodles saved Detroit’s art museum.” [Minneapolis Star Tribune] Jeff Koons is sued for plagiarism again, for an old series that’s given hiim trouble … Read More


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Here’s the Soundtrack to Mario Garcia Torres’s Show at the Pérez Art Museum Miami

During Art Basel Miami Beach, Mexico City-based artist Mario García Torres unveiled a clever, quietly moving show at the Pérez Art Muesum Miami called “R.R. and the Expansion of the Tropics,” which concerns, among other things, Robert Rauschenberg’s life and … Read More


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Phillips Hires Matt Carey-Williams and Damien Whitmore

The Art Newspaper reports that Phillips auction house, which gained a new chairman this July in Christie’s veteran Edward Dolman, has made two high profile hires recently. The company named Matt Carey-Williams deputy chairman of Europe and Asia and Damien … Read More


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Edgar Peters Bowron, MFA Houston’s European Art Curator, Will Retire

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston announced today that its long-serving curator of European art, Edgar Peters Bowron, is stepping down. Bowron joined the museum in 1996 from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where he was senior … Read More


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Maccarone Will Show Cecily Brown This May

Earlier today the painter Cecily Brown showed off a small painting on Instagram with the note that “Small paintings will be at Maccarone May 2015.” A spokeswoman with the New York gallery confirmed that a show is planned for that … Read More


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Cézanne Painting Will Come to Market for the First Time Since 1936

Paul Cézanne’s Vue sur L’Estaque et Le Château d’If will be sold at the Impressionist and modern evening sale at Christie’s London on February 4. The painting comes from the collection of Samuel Courtauld, founder of the Courtauld Gallery and Institute … Read More


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Virtual-Reality Art Gets Real

Last March, Facebook spent around $2 billion to buy Oculus VR, a virtual-reality company founded by 22-year-old Palmer Luckey. Mark Zuckerberg called Oculus “a new communication platform,” and spoke of sharing “entire experiences and adventures” through the use of the … Read More


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Morning Links: December 17, 2014 Edition

A Cézanne at Christies is expected to bring in $12 million, thanks to Chinese interest. [Financial Times] Marc and Arne Glimcher of Pace Gallery buy $5.6 million condo on Madison Square. [New York Post] “Amy Adams got the ultimate seal … Read More


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New York’s Bannerman’s Castle to Host Light Installation

The National Endowment for the Arts will put $20,000 toward the realization of local artist Melissa McGill’s Constellation project at Bannerman’s Castle on the Hudson River, some 50 miles north of Manhattan, the Associated Press reports. The project has a … Read More


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Hammer Museum Partners With New Arts Center Cofounded by Mark Bradford

Big moves on the museum front in Los Angeles! The Hammer Museum revealed today that it has entered into what it terms a Public Engagement Partnership with a new nonprofit called Art + Practice, which will be located on a 17,000-square-foot … Read More


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MoMA Takes Matisse To The Big Screen

Starting January 13, the documentary based on Matisse’s popular MoMA show “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” will open in movie theaters across the United States, The New York Times reports today. Produced by Fathom Events along with Arts Alliance and Seventh … Read More


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Paris Photo Director Julien Frydman Quits

Artnet news reports that the director of Paris Photo, which stages art fairs in both France and Los Angeles, will step down in January. Frydman told the site that he has taken a new job, but that he won’t be … Read More


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Photographs Auction Record Set at Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s 175 Photographs to Celebrate 175 Years of Photography sale last week set the record for a photographs auction, totaling $21,325,063 with 90 percent lots sold. The sale exceeded its high estimate of $20 million, and records were set for … Read More


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The Warmest Color: On ‘On Being Blue’ Being Reissued

I know it’s a minor thing, and stupid, but the new cover bugs me. The On Being Blue I know is the Godine edition, gray text and this little squiggle thing (there’s a name for what it is, no doubt, … Read More