Morning Links: Graffiti Edition



New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton and a New York Post columnist condemn the Museum of the City of New York’s graffiti show “City as Canvas.” [The Wall Street Journal/New York Post]

“All Across America, Artists Are Taking Over Billboards” [T: The New York Times Style Magazine]

Francesca Grillo, former personal assistant to Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi, is breaking out on her own in the art business. [The Guardian]

“Researchers are learning more about the precise ways paintings and other works of art help patients and families in the healing process. With studies showing a direct link between the content of images and the brain’s reaction to pain, stress, and anxiety, hospitals are considering and choosing artworks based on the evidence and giving it a higher priority than merely decoration for sterile rooms and corridors.” [The Wall Street Journal]

“Christie’s is in the thick of an ongoing case regarding a work purportedly by the Australian artist Albert Tucker, Faun and Parrot, that its owner bought from the auction house but discovered was a forgery when she tried to resell it through Sotheby’s ten years after its purchase.” [The Art Newspaper]

North Korean artist Sun Mu may have had a forthcoming show in Beijing censored. [The Art Newspaper]

“Ed Winkleman on the explosion of art fairs.” [Art Market Monitor]

An Australian artist is defending himself in court from charges of “possessing child exploitation material” for a piece in which he “attached children’s faces to images of nude adult bodies in a Melbourne art installation.” [The Guardian]

“Five more takeaways from the Corcoran ruling.” [Washington Business Journal]

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