Morning Links: Monkey Selfies Edition

David John Slater's disputed photograph, a selfie taken by a monkey. DAVID JOHN SLATER

David John Slater’s disputed photograph, a selfie taken by a monkey.


PETA is suing the wildlife photographer David John Slater, claiming that, because a monkey named Naruto took several photographs of himself, the monkey is the author, not Slater. [Courthouse News]

Peter Schjeldahl on the Broad, “a snazzy new museum of excellent contemporary art.” [The New Yorker]

Zaha Hadid walked out of a BBC interview after the conversation got too controversial. The facts brought up about Qatar were, in her opinion, “absolutely untrue.” [The Guardian]

It’s become increasingly costly to hire authenticators to ensure the value of art at auction, so some institutions, like the Andy Warhol Foundation, have stopped hiring them all together. [Fortune]

After threats and vandalism, Heart of Art, a Los Angeles gallery that doubled as a safe space for women and LGBTQ artists, is moving. [LAist]

King Tut’s mask and tomb will be closed to the public in October due to renovations. [The Art Newspaper]

Mark Rieth, of Atwater Brewery, in Detroit, claims that the beer he is bringing to ArtPrize is “truly art.” [WZZM]

Meanwhile, ArtPrize’s 2013 winner, Anni Crouter, has been teaching children’s art classes in connection with this year’s competition. [MLive]

Klara Lidén at Le Consortium. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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