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Morning Links: Great Wall of China Edition

Great Wall of China. COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Great Wall of China.

COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Chinese archeologists have found an additional six-mile stretch of the Great Wall on the border of the Gansu province and the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. [The Art Newspaper]

Anri Sala was once again named France’s leading artist in a survey taken by Le Journal des Arts. [The Art Newspaper]

In an exhibition at Courtauld Gallery, all 22 of Francisco Goya’s “Witches and Old Women” ink drawings will be displayed in their intended sequence, thanks to a reported “feat in forensics” and extensive research by conservators, curators and art historians. [The Art Newspaper]

WWII-era Japanese-American internment camp artifacts were removed from auction on Wednesday night, after a Change.org petition accrued 6,700 signatures. [Artforum]

78-year-old Robert Gentile, the mobster who police suspect spearheaded the $500 million Isabella Stewart Gardner museum theft in 1990, was arrested for selling a firearm to an undercover agent. [Daily Mail]

Christie’s has decided to hold its Impressionist and Modern art evening auction in the second week of May, instead of the first week per usual. [The New York Times]

This weekend, LACMA announced that it had received $200 million worth of art in “anniversary gifts,” in addition to $500 million in art pledged recently by former Univision chairman Jerry Perenchio. The new acquisitions will be shown in an exhibition called “50 for 50: Gifts on the Occasion of LACMA’s Anniversary,” which opens on April 26. [The New York Times]

“A Patronizing Argument Against Cultural Repatriation.” [Hyperallergic]

 

 

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