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Morning Links: Pieter Coecke van Aelst Edition

Pieter Coecke van Aelst, The Conversion Of Saul, Horse Cartoon Fragment, ca. 1530.COURTESY THE BRITISH MUSEUM AND THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART/©THE TRUSTEES OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM

Pieter Coecke van Aelst, The Conversion Of Saul, Horse Cartoon Fragment, ca. 1530.

COURTESY THE BRITISH MUSEUM AND THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART/©THE TRUSTEES OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM

After two years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he was a curator of modern and contemporary art, Nicholas Cullinan is heading back to London to become director of the National Portrait Gallery, where he was a “front-of-house assistant” 14 years ago. [The Guardian]

“The former director of the Barnes Foundation is crossing over to the commercial side of the art world. Derek Gillman, who led the Barnes’s controversial move from its original home in Marion, Pennsylvania to downtown Philadelphia, joined Christie’s on 5 January as chairman and senior vice president of Impressionist and Modern art, the Americas.” [The Art Newspaper]

France drops the VAT rate on art from 10 percent to 5.5 percent, which will almost certainly inspire more buying there. [The Art Newspaper]

Here’s an interview with Erwin Olaf ahead of his show at Hasted Kraeutler, which opens this week. [The Wall Street Journal]

“James Pepper Henry, the current director and CEO of the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, has been selected to be the new executive director of Gilcrease Museum” in Tulsa, Oklahoma. [Tulsa World]

Stephen G. Rhodes at Vilma Gold in London. [Contemporary Art Daily]

The Detroit Institute of Arts has raised $100 million, its goal in funding the grand bargain to protect its collection. [Detroit Free Press]

Anthony Grafton on Pieter Coecke van Aelst at the Met. [New York Review of Books]

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