Morning Links: Vandalism Edition


Prada Marfa.


“The long-running dispute between the former board of North Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art and the city that housed it is over.” The majority of the 600 works in the collection will remain in North Miami, which “will also keep $1 million in grant funds and the rights to the ‘MOCA’ name.” The rest of the works will go to the new Institute of Contemporary Art. [Miami Herald]

Artist Richard Duardo has died at 62. [LA Observed]

Joe Magnano, 36, pleads guilty to vandalizing Elmgreen & Dragset’s Prada Marfa. He will pay some $10,000 for the damage he caused, as well as a $1,000 fine. [Glasstire via Artnet]

Los Angeles’ downtown, The Art Newspaper says, is blowing up. Here’s the scoop, and best argument for why: “Hauser Wirth & Schimmel is working to renovate a 100,000 sq. ft, seven-building complex that will include gallery space, a shop and restaurants. It is expected to open by the end of 2015.” [The Art Newspaper]

Jacket drawn on by Jean-Michel Basquiat fetches $9,100 at auction. [Associated Press]

Andrew Berardini at the 2014 edition of the Artissima art fair in Turin, Italy. [Artforum]

A look at the life of Sheikh Saud Al-Thani of Qatar, who collected some $1 billion in art and died at the age of 48 on Monday. [The Daily Beast]

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