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Morning Links: Audrey Irmas Award For Curatorial Excellence From Bard Edition

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Christine Tohme and Martha Wilson are taking home the 2015 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence from Bard. [Art in America]

We all love the stories of crazy ole ear-cutting, suicidal Van Gogh but “curators at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam think that it is time for this artist’s profile to get an update: to focus more on van Gogh the serious artist, not van Gogh the myth.” [The New York Times]

“One of Germany’s best known art dealers has gone on trial on charges of defrauding the heirs to the Aldi supermarket empire of millions of euros. Helge Achenbach is accused of falsifying accounts of artworks and classic cars he purchased on behalf of the Albrecht family, including paintings by Picasso and Roy Lichtenstein, and vintage Ferraris, Bentleys and Bugattis.” [The Daily Telegraph]

The Lower East Side’s Dirty French earns 2 stars in The New York Times, thanks in part to its arty ambiance: “A few weeks ago, the partners had the artist Rashid Johnson, a frequent guest, throw oozing slicks of wax blended with West African black soap against the mirror’s glass. (Around the same time, one of Mr. Johnson’s wax-and-soap works sold at auction for just under $200,000.) Across from the mirror, over the bar, is a wide French flag that Julian Schnabel splotched with ink.” [The New York Times]

Here’s an interview with Douglas Gordon, ahead of his upcoming collaboration with Hélène Grimaud at the Park Avenue Armory: “She says that she wants to play all this water music—Dubussy, Ravel, and I say, ‘Well, let’s flood it, I think it’s great to flood New York!'” [The Art Newspaper]

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