Morning Links: Tax Edition


Lucian Freud, Girl with a White Dog, 1950–1, oil on canvas.


“The personal collection of late artist Lucian Freud was among the £45m worth of art donated to the public over the last year under a scheme that accepts cultural artefacts in place of tax.” [BBC]

Kelly Crow visits Richard Prince’s upstate farm, which will soon become a Marfa-like arts center. [The Wall Street Journal]

“Warhol’s auction turnover and average auction prices have been on a meteoric rise — both growing by more than 600 percent since 2004.” [The New York Times]

If you’re not buying Middle Eastern art right now, you’re missing out. [BBC]

“Marina Abramovic plans to start filming her ‘Seven Deaths’ project next summer, 25 years after she first conceived the idea of playing her heroine, the opera singer Maria Callas. In the seven short videos, the artist takes on the role of Callas performing the death scenes of seven operas, including ‘Carmen,’ ‘Tosca,’ ‘Madam Butterfly’ and ‘La Traviata’. [The Art Newspaper]

Marion Maneker examines when Christie’s came to dominate the contemporary art game. [Art Market Monitor]

Work has begun on a new home for the Sarasota Museum of Art. [Sarasota Herald-Tribune]

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