Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets discuss their 89plus project. [NYT]Here’s a profile of Emily Rafferty, who is stepping down as president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. [Wall Street Journal]And here’s a profile of the Met’s Clare Vincent, who is in charge of its European timepiece collection. She wears a $20 watch. [WSJ]The Rose Art Museum appointed 15 new board members. [BrandeisNOW]“Toyota Motor Corp is pledging $1 million toward an agreement intended to help the city of Detroit exit bankruptcy without having to sell off its art collection, the Japanese auto company announced on Wednesday.” [Reuters]Some days in the life of Swoon. [The New York Times]Protestors are not happy about Cai Guo-Qiang’s work for an Aspen Art Museum show that features tortoises wearing iPads. [Time]“Basquiat’s Ex-Girlfriend Paige Powell Remembers the Artist in a Polaroid” [The Wall Street Journal]“Chinese Painter Whose $4 Million Work Was Accidentally Thrown Out Says He’s Not Bitter” [The Wall Street Journal]“Do the Prado’s Old Masters belong in the Royal Collection?” [The Art Newspaper]A little preview of Georgina Adam’s new book on the art market. [Art Market Monitor]Melissa Anderson on The Queen. [Artforum]“Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart” at Artists Space, one of the year’s best shows in New York, gets that Contemporary Art Daily August Review love. [CAD]Miko, Vena, Walczak at Algus Greenspon. [CAD]
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