Morning Links: Madonna Edition




Strong winds caused a life-size cast-iron statue by Antony Gormley installed in Dorset, England, to fall into the sea. [The Telegraph]

A Detroit building owner deals with the reality of alleged Shepard Fairey graffiti on his walls. [The Detroit News]

Willem de Rooij’s “The Impassioned No” at Le Consortium in Dijon. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Edward Snowden with long hair: “Is he a hero or a traitor? Either way, as far as this picture is concerned, he has long hair. The proof is right in front of our eyes, and it’s undeniable.” [Clickhole]

A long-lost painting by an adolescent Rembrandt, titled Oil on Board, Triple Portrait with Lady Fainting, has possibly been discovered in Bloomfield, New Jersey. The painting, estimated at $500-$800, sold yesterday for $870,000 at Nye & Company Auctions. [The Art Newspaper]

Due to a strike, the Musée d’Orsay is closed today—the same day that the much-anticipated “Splendour and Misery: Images of Prostitution 1850-1910” was scheduled to open. [The Art Newspaper]

Harvard Art Museums have appointed two new curators, A. Cassandra Albinson and Rachel M. Saunders, to its European and American art division and its Asian and Mediterranean art division, respectively. [The Harvard Crimson]

Marco Rubio is planning to visit the home of a Hitler art collector on Yom Kippur eve. [Salon]

Sean Penn sent Madonna a note saying that he finally understands her art. []

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