Morning Links: Breakdancing Edition



“Louvre director plans its grand revamp.” [The Art Newspaper]

In an impressive reporting performance, Katya Kazakina at Bloomberg explains why three paintings owned by Rachel “Bunny” Mellon won’t appear in upcoming auctions. The three works, two by Mark Rothko and one by Richard Diebenkorn, were the cream of the crop and bought in a private transaction for $300 million, possibly by Qatar. [Bloomberg]

Report: Collector Bert Kreuk sues Danh Vo for $1.2 million for failing to deliver an artwork to his show at the Hague’s Gemeentemuseum. Though the work was worth just $350,000, Kreuk claims damage to his reputation for Vo’s failure to deliver. [RTL via Artnet]

It’s the fall for quilts, apparently. Scores of books and shows at museums have somehow coincidentally been planned. “Other fall exhibitions concentrate on quilts with star motifs (at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vt.); quilts made by men (at the Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg); quilts made for children (at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art); those mostly made in Connecticut (at the New Britain Museum of American Art); those used in New England (at the Concord Museum in Concord, Mass.); and those deployed in World War I (at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Mass.).” Trench quilts! [The New York Times]

Here’s a profile of Pierre Huyghe in advance of his retrospective at LACMA. [The New York Times]

Olafur Eliasson used to breakdance competitively. [The Art Newspaper]

Philip Glass and Steve Reich will perform together for the first time in 40 years. [The Wall Street Journal]

Art in North Korea: Norwegians plan new creative academy in Pyongyang. [The Guardian]

The Detroit Institute of Arts is launching a new discussion series about contemporary art and it starts this month [Detroit Metro Times]

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