Morning Links: Palermo Edition

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“A Connecticut art dealer faces sentencing Tuesday for fraud involving the sale of an imitation Marc Chagall lithograph.” [Newsday]

Osman Khan of Paddle8 discusses the auction house shakeup. [Bloomberg]

It’s looking like the 2018 edition of Manifesta will take place in Palermo, Italy. [The Art Newspaper]

“The architecture school run by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation will try to raise $2 million before the end of 2015 to ensure its future as an independent organization.” [The New York Times]

NPR profiles Richard Estes. [NPR]

The artist Renzo Martens wants to build an art gallery in eastern Congo. [The Guardian]

Twenty-five years ago, Wall Street’s bull was installed as a guerrilla art object by Arturo Di Modica. The Wall Street Journal tells the story: “‘It was love right away,’ recalled Mr. Di Modica, now 73 years old. ‘They wanted to touch it, embrace it—it was beautiful. I stood there watching until about noon.’ Executives at the New York Stock Exchange weren’t nearly as amused. The police were called in, and when they proved unwilling or ill-equipped to run an 18-foot-long bull out of town, the exchange hired private contractors to haul the beast off to Queens.” [The Wall Street Journal]

The latest unlikely band to embrace the art world? The Manic Street Preachers. [The Art Newspaper]

George Lucas bought five pieces by Chicago artist Hebru Brantley over the weekend. [New York Post]

On photographer Duane Michals, an “impish curmudgeon,” who is the subject of a show at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art. [The Wall Street Journal]

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