Morning Links: Subhash Kapoor Edition

Subhash Kapoor, escorted into court in 2014. COURTESY THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

A photo of Subhash Kapoor as he is escorted into court in 2014.


The budget for the proposed Ground Zero Arts Center continues to shrink, now down to approximately half of its original cost at $200 million. [The New York Times]

Artists from around the world, including Taryn Simon, Kota Takeuchi, and Trevor Paglen, have created and installed artwork at three Japanese sites contaminated from 2011’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant fallout. “Don’t Follow the Wind” may not be safe to view for several decades. [The Art Newspaper]

The public’s reaction to the Smithsonian’s decision to continue showing Bill Cosby’s art in the wake of his taped confession has been pretty polarized. [USA TODAY]

Here’s how art dealer Subhash Kapoor snuck stolen artifacts worth $100 million out of India and into collections worldwide, and how he was finally caught. [The New York Times]

A look at the 9 billionaire art collectors backing presidential candidates this year. [Blouin Artinfo]

Like contemporaries Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Dürer, Michelangelo may have used the golden ratio to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, according to new research published in Clinical Anatomy. [Hyperallergic]

Here’s a Frankentree. It grows 40 different types of fruit. [New York Observer]

Group show “Friday, July 24, 2015” at Essex Street in New York, featuring work by Lutz Bacher, Gaylen Gerber, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Siera Hyte, D’Ette Nogle, and Puppies Puppies. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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