Morning Links: Giant Slides Edition

A computerized mock-up of Carsten Höller's slides. COURTESY THE BBC

A computerized mock-up of Carsten Höller’s slides.


An ancient Egyptian masterpiece displayed in Cairo’s Egyptian Museum—a 5-foot long painting known as “Meidum Geese”—may be a forgery. [The Art Newspaper]

The Art Newspaper analyzed 600 exhibitions submitted by 68 museums in the U.S., and found that almost one-third of major solo exhibitions in U.S. museums go to artists represented by only five galleries: Pace, David Zwirner, Gagosian, Marian Goodman, and Hauser & Wirth. [The Art Newspaper]

Forty-seven-year-old Andrew Getty, heir to the billion-dollar Getty oil dynasty, died in his Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday. [Artforum]

An exhibition of Raoul De Keyser’s “Paintings: 1967-2012” at Inverleith House in Edinburgh. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Yesterday, the Honolulu Museum of Art returned seven antiquities that had been looted from religious temples and ancient Buddhist sites in India, then taken into the U.S. illegally by art dealer Subhash Kapoor. [Fox News]

The Guardian’s Monica Tan toured the James Turrell show in Canberra naked, and wrote about the experience. [The Guardian]

London’s Hayward Gallery has commissioned Belgian artist Carsten Höller to create two 128-foot long, 51-foot high installations, called “Isomeric Slides,” which will be fully functional. [Dazed Digital]

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