Morning Links: Posthumous Edition


Edward Weston.

“A collection of 548 photographs taken by Edward Weston and printed posthumously by his son Cole Weston — the only person Weston authorized to print from his negatives — will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in New York on Sept. 30. The house is estimating that the prints, which are being sold in a single lot, may bring as much as $3 million.” [The New York Times]

Peter Cooper’s 150-year-old charter enters the battle over whether or not to charge admission at his Cooper Union school, known for its arts program. “School officials say the intent is clear, even if the language is flowery: Mr. Cooper wanted night courses to be free, not necessarily all courses.”[The Wall Street Journal]

Martin Filler acknowledges an error in a piece in the New York Review of Books that prompted architect Zaha Hadid to file a libel suit. [The New York Times]

“A Million Little Pieces author James Frey is set to turn the artist Elliott Arkin’s series of sculptures depicting famous artists as garden gnomes into a children’s book, due to be published in 2016.” [The Art Newspaper]

“Art advisers and dealers have been building private libraries of auction and exhibition catalogues in a bid to plug gaps in provenance,” as China tries to beef up research about its antiques to combat its widespread fakes. [The Art Newspaper]

“Lost Rubens painting rediscovered by Salem professor.” [Statesman Journal via Art Market Monitor]

“Sam Hunter, curator and museum founder, dies at 91.” [The New York Times]

© 2019 ARTnews Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. ARTnews® is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.