Morning Links: Michael Heizer Edition

Michael Heizer's Levitated Mass (2012).  COURTEST GAGOSIAN GALLERY

Michael Heizer, Levitated Mass, 2012.


Art Basel has announced the 74 artists who will contribute to its large-scale show, “Unlimited,” which runs in tandem to the fair and features large works that would not be able to fit in traditional gallery areas. Works by Kader Attia, David Shrigley, Ai Weiwei, Brazilian collective OPAVIVARÁ!, as well as historical pieces by the likes of Emilio Vedova and Kenneth Anger will be on view. [The Art Newspaper]

Michael Kimmelman profiles Michael Heizer. [The New York Times]

Watch this Dasha Zhukova-narrated video previewing the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art a month before it opens in Moscow on June 12. [Blouin Artinfo]

Online auction house Auctionata picks up $45 million in new backing, with Groupe Arnault among the investors. [The New York Times]

A new documentary short, The Collector, looks at the story of former AT&T executive Eric Edwards, who has amassed a 1,600-piece collection of African art. [The Gothamist]

Former Danceteria door girl Joy Bouldin will be auctioning off her collection of  clothing items graffitied by Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and other members of the 80s art scene in New York. [NY Post]

Best Kanye quotes from the musician’s acceptance speech during a ceremony presenting him with an honorary doctorate degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. [Hyperallergic]

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev has been named the new “superdirector” of two contemporary art institutions in Turin, Italy—the GAM (Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea), and the Castello di Rivoli. [The Art Newspaper]

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