Morning Links: ‘My East is your West’ Edition

India as the east, Pakistan as the west. COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

India and Pakistan.


Edward Snowden’s bust, removed from Fort Greene last month, has been released from police custody and handed over to Postmasters Gallery for a show starting tomorrow. [Blouin Artinfo]

A list of participating galleries in the upcoming Seattle Art Fair was just released. The fair, which will run from July 30 through August 2, was conceived by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in collaboration with Art Market Productions. James Cohan, Pace, and Paul Kasmin are a few of the major international galleries that will be represented. [New York Observer]

Sterling Ruby is leaving Hauser & Wirth. [The Art Newspaper]

As neither India nor Pakistan are represented at this year’s Biennale with a National Pavilion, a non-profit foundation led by businesswoman Feroze Gujral is sponsoring an exhibition called “My East is your West,” on show at Palazzo Benzon, that will unite the feuding countries for the first time. [The Art Newspaper]

Deputy director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Anne Flanagan, is planning to retire after two decades at the institution. [Sydney Morning Herald]

Leon Golub’s “Bite Your Tongue” at Serpentine Gallery in London. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Frank Stella, Sofia Coppola, and Jeff Koons are several of many artists and other cultural figures to sign an appeal against the Frick Collection’s controversial expansion, which they sent to mayor Bill de Blasio earlier this week. [Blouin Artinfo]

Wang Zhongjun was revealed to be the mystery buyer of the $29.9 million Picasso painting, Femme au Chignon Dans un Fauteuil, at Sotheby’s New York auction on Tuesday. Fun fact: the Picasso was formerly owned by the Hollywood Goldwyns, and Zhongjun is also a major movie industry player in China. [The New York Times]

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