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Morning Links: February 5, 2015 Edition

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Marina Abramović designs plates for Bernardaud. “This star plate, Ms. Abramović said, should make us think ‘what is beyond the cosmos.'” [The Wall Street Journal]

Walter Liedtke, a curator of European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was killed in a Metro-North train crash in New York. He was 69. [The New York Times]

JPMorgan Chase & Co. have donated $1 million toward the Columbus Museum of Art’s expansion and renovation. [Columbus Dispatch]

Here’s an interview with director Frederick Wiseman about his latest documentary, National Gallery. Turns out that he made it because someone who works at the museum gave the idea to him while on a ski vacation. [San Diego Reader]

Picasso’s granddaughter plans to sell off many of her grandfather’s works, which has some people worried about flooding the artist’s market. [The New York Times]

“Several art galleries and dealers have received subpoenas from the Manhattan district attorney’s office requesting sales and shipping records, according to lawyers for the businesses, suggesting that investigators may be revisiting the issue of whether galleries and collectors are properly paying sales tax for art sold in New York.” [The New York Times]

The Broad Museum in Los Angeles now has an opening date of September 20. [The New York Times]

“Etchings by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert from the Royal Collection are due to go on show at the London Original Print Fair in April.” [The Art Newspaper]

As the country’s ties to the planning of 9/11 become more evident, Saudi Arabia plans a street art show. [The Art Newspaper]

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