Morning Links: YBA Edition

Chris Ofili's The Holy Virgin Mary, 1996. COURTESY SAATCHI GALLERY

Chris Ofili’s The Holy Virgin Mary, 1996. One of the works to be auctioned by David Walsh.


Due to public objection, the Frick Collection will not be renovating. [The New York Times]

A former assistant of artist Dale Chihuly’s stole over $3 million in glass works from a warehouse in Tacoma, Washington over a year ago. The theft was only recently noticed. [CNN]

This fall, the Chapman brother’s 1999 Cyber Iconic Man will hang in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit in Sheffield, England. The work will drip fake blood on the floor, but “The congregation are up for it,” according to Peter Bradley, Dean of the Cathedral. [The Art Newspaper]

David Walsh, the “gambling millionaire,” will sell 4 major works by YBA artists at the London contemporary auctions later this month. [The Art Newspaper]

Sharon Lockhart’s “Milena, Milena” at Kunstmuseum Bern. [Contemporary Art Daily]

All the steel from the San Francisco Bay Bridge is going to be recycled into public art. [San Mateo Daily Journal]

Boston Public Library head has resigned over the missing art scandal. [ABC News]

Monya Rowe Gallery is relocating south to St. Augustine, Florida. [Observer]

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