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Bob Dylan and Robbie Robertson in their little-known pre-Gagosian days.

Bob Dylan and Robbie Robertson in their little-known pre-Gagosian days.

Patricia Cohen deep dives on private museums, which give “the ability to have your cake and eat it too,” in the words of lawyer Ralph E. Lerner. [The New York Times]

The competition for top museum directors is on: the directors of the Detroit Institute of Arts, Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, and the Phoenix Art Museum are stepping down. [Crain’s Detroit Business]

Here’s a great post from Greg Allen about Stefan Simchowitz and fictitious artists. [Greg.org]

Alan Shields at the Parrish Museum. [The New York Times]

Local experts object to Vito Acconci’s plan to turn Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, into a “radical new piece of public architecture.” [The Art Newspaper]

Bob Dylan and Robbie Robertson attended a Harmony Korine exhibition at Gagosian in Beverly Hills before the Golden Globes. [Page Six]

Coming up soon in London, a test of the Cézanne market: “For the first
time in a decade, an important landscape painting by Paul Cézanne will
be offered at auction. This would have been regarded as a significant
event back in the 1980s, when telephone-number prices were being paid
for Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works at black-tie sales in
New York and London. But tastes have changed.” [The New York Times]

Ralph Gardner Jr. recalls Robert Gober from their days at Middlebury
College. [The Wall Street Journal]

“Stolen Sculpture Found in Toilet of Paris Museum” [Le Monde via Artnet News]

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