Morning Links: Jumbo the Elephant Edition

Jumbo the Elephant and his keeper Matthew Scott.COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS/Ӛ.

Jumbo the Elephant and his keeper Matthew Scott.


Lisa Oppenheim takes home the Israel Museum’s $45,000 Shpilman Prize. [Artforum]

“How a legal pad covered in doodles saved Detroit’s art museum.” [Minneapolis Star Tribune]

Jeff Koons is sued for plagiarism again, for an old series that’s given hiim trouble before. [AFT via Artnet News]

“The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York is due to reunite Jacob Lawrence’s 60-panel Migration Series, 1940-41, for the first time in 20 years.” [The Art Newspaper]

Gift to Tufts University involves money for an 18-foot bronze statue of the school’s mascot, P.T. Barnum’s elephant Jumbo. [The Wall Street Journal]

The LAPD and the FBI have recovered 9 stolen paintings valued at $10 million. [Los Angeles Times]

Leo Villareal’s LED light installation on San Francisco Bay Bridge could become a permanent installation. [The New York Times]

On a supposed surge in political art following recent police killings of unarmed black men. [The Art Newspaper]

Tate Archive puts 52,000 photographs, letters, sketchbooks, and ephemera relating to 20th century British art online. [The Guardian]

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