Morning Links: ‘This Is Not An Error’ Edition

Molly Soda's page for "This Is Not An Error." COURTESY THE HUFFINGTON POST

Molly Soda’s page for ‘This Is Not An Error.’


The net value of works in the Tiroche DeLeon Collection art fund, a fund which invests in contemporary art from developing countries, grew 5% in 2014, thanks to two works by Ai Weiwei: Forever (2003), bought in 2011 for $805,000 and now estimated at $2.2m, and Grapes (2008), a chair installation estimated at $1.1m. [The Art Newspaper]

At Art Cologne, Andy Warhol’s Mona Lisa Four Times (1979) sold for $4 million. [The Art Newspaper]

According to a report released by Hiscox fine art insurers, 63% of collectors who buy art online are doing so for the value potential, and 75% of new buyers say they buy art for investment. [The Art Newspaper]

Alfred Taubman, the former owner and chairman of Sotheby’s, has died at age 91. [The Art Newspaper]

Adriana Lara’s “Underlying Patterns: Tragedy and Comedy” at Algus Greenspoon Gallery in New York. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Investing in art or New York apartments are both better options than investing in gold now, apparently. [The Straits Times]

Federal agents have discovered 122 historic works of art commissioned  and funded by the U.S. government during the Great Depression in a library in San Mateo, California. The 122 paintings are among an estimated 100,000 pieces that have disappeared in the decades since their completion. [NBC Washington]

A fundraising effort is underway to rebuild Glasgow School of Art’s Charles Rennie Mackintosh library, which burned down last year, destroying students’ work minutes before the degree show. [The Guardian]

Eight artists are participating in “This Is Not an Error,” an online-only art project that transforms Internet 404 error pages into “spontaneous” works of art. [The Huffington Post]

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