Morning Links: Sherlock Holmes of the Art World Edition

Chris Marinello in front of Henri Matisse's Woman in Blue in Front of a Fireplace, stolen from Paul Rosenberg by Nazis but now returned to his heirs by a Norwegian museum thanks to Marinello's intervention. COURTESY CHRISTOPHER MARINELLO

Christopher Marinello in front of Henri Matisse’s Woman in Blue in Front of a Fireplace, looted by the Nazis from art dealer Paul Rosenberg. The painting has now been returned to his heirs thanks to Marinello’s intervention.


Shepard Fairey was finally arrested in L.A. [The Detroit News]

A third of the collectors on our 2015 Top 200 list have opened museums, The Art Newspaper finds. [The Art Newspaper]

President Obama is set to sign an order creating the Basin and Range National Monument, an 1,100-square-mile area in Nevada that includes Michael Heizer’s storied City work. Harry Reid, who had long lobbied to protect the piece, is overjoyed. [Las Vegas Review-Journal]

The Bowes Museum in northeast England will host the UK’s first-ever Yves Saint Laurent exhibition. [The Art Newspaper]

The Park Avenue Armory has received a $65 million endowment from the Thompson Family Foundation. [Artforum]

Hisachika Takahashi and Yuki Okumura’s “Memory of Past and Future Memory” at Annet Gelink in Amsterdam. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Authorities in Casal di Principe, Italy (one of the country’s major crime hubs) have decided to convert the villa of a former mob boss into a temporary museum. [The New York Times]

Christopher Marinello is the “Sherlock Holmes” of the art world. [Yahoo! News]

Greek museums are being forced to close due to lack of funding. [The Art Newspaper]

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