Morning Links: Fees Edition

Renoir, Dance at Bougival, 1883Courtesy MFA Boston

Renoir’s Dance at Bougival from 1883 has been frequently loaned out by the MFA Boston.


“Judge decides Rauschenberg trustees’ $24.6 million fees are reasonable.” The Rauschenberg Foundation said that it is weighing its legal options. [The Art Newspaper]

Sebastian Smee details the Museum of Fine Arts Boston’s controversial fee-generating loans. [The Boston Globe]

Abigail Rockwell rebuts Deborah Solomon’s recent biography of her father Norman with a 62-page paper and a HuffPost blog post. [The Huffington Post]

What it’s like to sleep over at the American Museum of Natural History. [The New York Times]

Here’s the Times obituary for Harun Farocki. [NYT]

Travis Diehl visits KCHUNG at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. [Artforum]

“The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has posted a statement on one of its websites justifying its recent rampage of destruction of cultural heritage sites, including mosques in the Iraqi city of Mosul” [Artnet]

The newly-elected President of El Salvador has turns his luxurious home into an art museum. [AFP via Artnet]

Here’s a fascinating post about a relatively early Christopher Williams work, with a reference to Gay Morris’s 1981 ARTnews article “When Artists Use Photographs: Is it fair use, legitimate transformation, or rip-off?” []

Contemporary Art Daily’s famed August Review has begun. [CAD]

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