Morning Links: October 8, 2014



Marina Abramovic to Lars von Trier: “Dear Mr Lars von Trier, I think you are the most disturbing director in this planet and this is why I’d really, really love to work with you.” Uh, Ok! [The Art Newspaper]

Katya Kazakina reports that hedge funder Steve Cohen is parting with a Franz Kline estimated at $30 million at Christie’s New York next month. [Bloomberg]

A man was arrested for threatening a “Columbine” attack against the Art Institute of Atlanta [The Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

The Witte Museum is now a Smithsonian Affiliate [ABC/KSAT]

Maya Lin won the $300,000 Gish Prize. [The New York Times]

Scott Reyburn previews Frieze Week, and adviser Amy Cappellazzo says, “I’d short the emerging market. I’m not long here.” [The New York Times]

Have a peek inside Carsten Höller’s home which is “literally for the birds.” [T: The New York Times Style Magazine]

Here’s a profile of Tibetan artist Gonkar Gyatso, who’s had some success of late, but (perhaps unsurprisingly) is having some trouble growing in China. [The New York Times]

Russian art is having a boom: “Despite the collapse of the ruble and international sanctions targeting some of Russia’s wealthiest citizens, the market for Russian art is at its highest level since 2008, according to a new report from the consulting firm Deloitte. At Sotheby’s sales of Russian paintings in London this June, the house raised £23.8 million, or about $38.1 million, and sold more lots over £1 million than at any other Russian sale in its history. Christie’s also set records, bringing in £24 million, its highest-earning Russian summer sale ever.” [The New York Times]

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