Morning Links: Free Gold Edition



“[T]he Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas-Austin has received what can only be seen in the museum world as a windfall in the gift of 120 modern and contemporary Latin American artworks from Houstonians Charles and Judy Tate.” [The Houston Chronicle]

Artist Michael Salistorfer has buried 30 gold bars in Folkestone beach, which will be up for grabs on Thursday once the tide is out. [The Guardian]

“Iraq and Syria’s cultural heritage face new threat.” [The Art Newspaper]

“The architecture school run by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation on Wednesday criticized a decision by the foundation’s board that will result in the school losing its accreditation.” [The New York Times]

Sotheby’s has doubled the “maximum permissible amount of net outstanding auction guarantees” from $300m to $600m. [The Art Newspaper]

Alex Fialho on the Fire Island Artist Residency. [Artforum]

“Light installations by American artist James Turrell will be the focus of the National Gallery of Australia’s (NGA) summer blockbuster for 2014-15. . . . Gallery director Ron Radford said the exhibition is Turrell’s first in Australia.” [Yahoo7 News]

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