Morning Links: Thieving Librarian Edition

The Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. ZHIWEI TU

The Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts.


At the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, in China, a librarian admitted to stealing 140 paintings and replacing them with his own fakes. [ABC News]

Could the latest Christie’s results show a slow in art sales? [Wall Street Journal]

Pablo Picasso’s studio opens to the public as a foundation for arts education. [Paris Match]

The top ten Hollywood collectors own approximately $3.9 billion in art. [CNBC]

Alejandro Aravena will direct and curate the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. [Artforum]

Michael E. Smith at SculptureCenter. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Hong Kong’s growing West Kowloon Cultural District, which will include the M+ museum, has a new chief executive: Duncan Pescod. [The Art Newspaper]

In Chicago, Lawrence & Clark, a gallery owned by Jason Pickleman, just opened. The catch: None of the work is for sale. [DNAinfo]

Three Atlanta-based artists have received $15,000 in fellowship money from the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia. [Atlanta Journal Constitution]

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