Morning Links: Art Thief Murder Edition

Sebastiano Magnanini. COURTESY THE TELEGRAPH

Sebastiano Magnanini.


Basquiat’s estate lawyer has demanded that Animal New York remove nude photos of the late artist, which were taken by Basquiat’s ex-girlfriend Paige Powell and published in 2014. [DNAInfo]

Eli Broad has donated his personal papers—including records of all of his business, philanthropic, and civic ventures—to the UCLA Library’s collections. [Artforum]

Marie Lund’s “Pit” at Croy Nielsen in Berlin. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Getty Research Institute is seeking to preserve the recently-annihilated Roman ruins of Palmyra with the acquisition of a rare photography collection containing the oldest photos of Lebanon, Beirut, and Syria. [The Art Newspaper]

Why was an Italian art thief (who went to prison in 1998 for stealing Giovanni Battista Tiepolo’s The Education of the Virgin) found dead in a London canal? [The Guardian]

Here’s to artist Phillipp Schmitt, creator of the Camera Restricta, which “prevents you from replicating shitty clichéd shots.” [Dazed Digital]

By the way, Twitter might be relaxing its 140-character limit soon. [The Wall Street Journal]

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