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Christie’s offices at 20 Rockefeller Plaza in New York.

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Archaeologists in Florida filed a legal case against the US Department of Transportation regarding a high-speed rail project they say will threaten prehistoric sites of cultural importance: the Old Vero Man site, where human remains dating more than 13,000 years ago have been discovered, and the Gifford Bones site, where prehistoric sloth and mastodon bones were found. [The Art Newspaper]

The director of Documenta 14, Adam Szymczyk, has been in talks with the director of the Kunstmuseum Bern and Germany’s Minister of Culture in an effort to include all of the late Cornelius Gurlitt’s hoarded art collection in the next edition of the show, which will take place in Kassel and Athens in 2017. [The Art Newspaper]

The revitalized Art Cologne fair opens this week. [The Art Newspaper]

Mitchell Syrop’s “The Same Mistake” at Croy Nielsen Gallery in Berlin. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Two paintings (one a Roy Lichtenstein) worth $400,000 were stolen from a foundation established by the late co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon. [ABC News]

Colin Bailey has been named the new director of the Morgan Library. [The New York Times]

Director of the Museum of the City of New York Susan Henshaw Jones is stepping down after twelve years of service. [The New York Times]

Kate Bosworth and Dennis Quaid will be starring in a new TV series, The Art of More, in which they will play CEOs of rival auction houses. [Variety]

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