Morning Links: Parthenon Edition


The Parthenon.


David Altmejd’s studio receives 30 pounds of marijuana in the mail by accident. [New York Post]

“The British Museum has loaned one of the Parthenon Marbles to Russia’s Hermitage Museum — the first time in 200 years that any of the ancient sculptures, whose return has been strongly demanded by Greece, has left Britain.”
[Associated Press via The Denver Post]

Blake Gopnik at Artnet suggests that Matisse “helped us get to the point where we could ungender the decorative.” “Matisse, the manly-man artist, in fact uses his cut-outs to explore a feminine side that was close to taboo in pre-Warhol modernism. His medium and tools–brightly colored paper and scissors–were more likely to be found in the playroom or sewing basket than in a ‘serious’ studio.” [Artnet News]

“Miami-Area Penthouse With Fractional Ownership of Two Jeff Koons Works Asks $29.5 Million” [The Wall Street Journal]

“What Not to Miss at Miami’s Satellite Art Fairs” [T: The New York Times Style Magazine]

Eva Respini has been named the chief curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. [The New York Times]

Here are some details on the Venice Biennale piece that Simon Denny is making to represent New Zealand. [Stuff]

The brother of art dealer Amy Greenspon has filed a petition protesting how she handled a sale of a family-owned Ad Reinhardt. [Artnet News]

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