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Morning Links: Lauren Bacall Edition

Bacall in 1945.COURTESY WIKIMEDIA

Lauren Bacall in 1945.

COURTESY WIKIMEDIA

Who’s selling the $100 million Giacometti at Sotheby’s? Greek shipping magnate Aleko Goulandris, says Page Six. [Page Six]

Here’s a peek at what the new George Lucas Museum may look like. [Chicago-Sun Times]

A Leonardo da Vinci self-portrait is making a rare public appearance in Turin. [New Historian]

The Portland Museum of Art, in Portland, Maine, installed a sculpture by Robert Indiana, who lives nearby, outside its location at 7 Congress Square. “Placing art outside the museum is part of a larger effort to engage with the public whenever possible.” [Portland Press Herald]

Comedian Margaret Cho commissioned a painting to be made from her blood. Here’s the result. [New York Daily News]

Trouble in Atlanta: a “debate over public murals pitted art advocates against neighborhood groups in a showdown with tense racial and class overtones.” [Atlanta Arts and Culture Blog]

“Lauren Bacall’s idol? Letter reveals it was British sculptor Henry
Moore”: Who knew they were friends? [Los Angeles Times]

Pablo Picasso’s former electrician and his wife head to trial for
hoarding a cache of “unknown works.” [The Art Newspaper]

A Manhattan church filled with works by Constantino Brumidi will soon
close as part of a restructuring of the New York Archdiocese. “Our
Lady of the Scapular and St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in Kips Bay
is adorned with 45 works by Constantino Brumidi, who spent years
working to capture the essence of Christ in the more-than-150-year-old
church. ‘They are absolutely wonderful,’ said the church’s pastor, the
Rev. Robert Robbins. ‘It’s really sad.'” Here’s hoping the Catholic
Church can find the money for their preservation! [New York Post]

Here’s a look at the home of artist E.V. Day and her food writer husband Ted Lee. [The Cut]

A California court will reconsider a lawsuit over resale royalties, which were deemed unconstitutional in 2012. [The Art Newspaper]

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