Morning Links: Year of the Warhol Edition

Robert Mapplethorpe, "Andy Warhol," 1986.COURTESY TATE.ORG.UK ©Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, 1986.


Get ready for a Warhol wave in 2015, and not just at auction. About 40 exhibitions of that artist’s work — much of it previously unseen by the public — will be flooding university art museums and institutions.[The New York Times]

Leonardo Di Caprio had a great, arty New Year’s Eve! “We’re told the party started at 1:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day, when many guests came over from other St. Barts NYE events, including Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and art dealer Larry Gagosian’s bash at La Plage restaurant, which featured a surprise performance from the Black Keys. Stars joining Leo and his pals at their party included Chris Rock, Rihanna, Lana Del Rey, Jon Bon Jovi, Marc Jacobs, Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault. Music moguls Rick Rubin and Lyor Cohen, director Darren Aronofsky, producer Thomas Langmann, artists Dan Colen and Jeff Elrod, and actors Tobey Maguire and Kevin Connolly.” [New York Post]

“Marina Picasso — the granddaughter of Pablo Picasso, who had a famously fraught relationship with the artist — is quietly selling off some of his works from her private collection for more than $290 million, Page Six has exclusively learned.” [New York Post]

“A Manhattan art gallery passed off a MobilOil advertisement as a ‘guaranteed’ Norman Rockwell, for which it charged $347,437, a couple claims in court.” [Courthouse News]

After being arrested three times in two days in Cuba, Tabia Bruguera, who had been in Havana to stage a performance/open mic protest, has been released from custody and says that she plans to challenge her detentions in court. [The Art Newspaper]

French critic and exhibition organizer Raoul-Jean Moulin has died. He organized the French pavilion at the 36th Venice Biennale and chaired the International Association of Art Critics from 1972 to 1984. [Artforum]

Scott Reyburn recaps the past year in auctions, and Dallas collector Howard Rachofsky discusses auction houses versus Walmart. [The New York Times]

“Several medical schools have adopted courses to train doctors in observational skills by studying great works.” [The Wall Street Journal]

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