Morning Links: Francis Bacon Edition


Francis Bacon in his studio.


The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas in Austin has acquired the archive of Gabriel García Márquez. [The New York Times]

Kunstmuseum Bern agrees to acquire the highly controversial art collection of Cornelius Gurlitt. [The New York Times]

At the Creative Time Summit in Stockholm. [Artforum]

Inside the Shanghai Biennale: “the idea of the biennale is to provoke Chinese visitors to ponder, ‘what kind of society do we want?'” [The Wall Street Journal]

A Christie’s Hong Kong sale made $82 million, the auction house’s second-highest total in the city for Asian and contemporary art. [The Wall Street Journal]

Rediscovering Francis Bacon’s little-known first solo gallery show, which may have included a hidden queer theme and ended in the possible murder of the art dealer that mounted it. [The Guardian]

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