Morning Links: Earthquake in Nepal Edition



The earthquake that hit Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley on Saturday, killing an estimated more than 3,000 people, has damaged or destroyed monuments, temples and historic squares in the country’s capital, Kathmandu, and the cities of Patan and Bhaktapur.[The Art Newspaper]

In celebration of the opening of the Whitney Museum, lighting designer Marc Brickman will display a dozen works of art from the museum on the Empire State Building on Friday. [The New York Times]

The Obama administration is seeking to eliminate a certain tax code favored by investors who flip art. [The New York Times]

Though originally postponed due to conflict in eastern Ukraine, the second Kiev Biennial, “The School of Kyiv,” now plans to open on September 8 and run through November 1. It will be hosted by the Visual Culture Research Center, a location which has been the target of right-wing activists in the past. [The Art Newspaper]

Two Francis Bacon portraits, having resurfaced for the first time in forty years, are going on display at Sotheby’s at London and New York, and are expected to bring in £30 million ($45 million).

An interview with Lauren Cornell, curator of the New Museum Triennial. [Dazed Digital]

A review of Art Brussels. [The New York Observer]

e.e. cummings was a painter as well as a poet, and his work will be on view at the new Whitney when it opens on May 1. [The Daily Beast]

Larry Gagosian is on the hunt for a space in West Hollywood. [Hollywood Reporter]

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