Morning Links: Urs Fischer’s Loft Edition

A Google Street View screenshot of 38 E. 1st Street.©2014 GOOGLE.

A Google Street View screenshot of 38 E. 1st Street.

©2014 GOOGLE.

The three people who were caught climbing the facade of the Aspen Art Museum were slammed with a $150 probation fee, 10 hours of useful community service, and a one-year deferred judgment on a municipal trespassing charge. [The Aspen Times]

“A stately East Village loft — the former home of Swiss artist Urs Fischer — is on the market for $9.95 million. . . . Other art luminaries who live (or have lived) [in the same building] reportedly include” the family of bossa nova star Caetano Veloso, artist Cai Guo-Qiang, and the late author Michael Crichton. Collector and patron of the arts Maja Hoffmann and artist Izhar Patkin bought the building in 1994. [New York Post]

Bill De Blasio has never been to the High Line. [The New York Times]

Laura Raicovich has been named the new director of the Queens Museum. [The New York Times]

“Musée Picasso plans big sculpture show with MoMA” [The Art Newspaper]

The auction houses have begun to dispense their exclusives about the fall auctions and the first two are about Jeff Koons. At Christie’s we’ll have “Balloon Monkey (Orange)” estimated to sell for $20 million to $30 million and at Sotheby’s we’ll have “Moon (Yellow),” estimated to sell for $12 million to $18 million. [Bloomberg]

There’s a new owner for The Art Newspaper. The paper’s tone seems to have been thus far unaffected: “The Art Newspaper is to have a new owner, the mathematician, engineer and collector, Inna Bazhenova, who has been the publisher of The Art Newspaper Russia since 2012, it was announced today at London’s Tate gallery, introduced by its director, Nicholas Serota.” [The Art Newspaper]

Artist unleashes butterflies in Chelsea gallery. [The Wall Street Journal]

The Louvre, Versailles, and the Musée d’Orsay plan to stay open seven days a week. They are currently closed either Monday or Tuesday. [The New York Times]

Here’s a look at five new, or nearly finished, starchitect-designed museums. [The Wall Street Journal]

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