Morning Links: Thieving Gallery-Goers Edition

A Banksy stencil of an art thief. VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

A Banksy stencil of an art thief.


Before stealing $6,000 in jewelry, two thieves signed their names in a Floridia gallery’s guestbook. [The Tampa Tribune]

Jaden Smith says he’ll disappear in ten years. Here are his plans: “It’ll be kind of like Banksy. But in a different way. More of a social impact. Helping people. But through art installations.” [GQ]

Arts Council England has alerted museums in the United Kingdom to possible thefts and damage soon, warning that they should be “extra vigilant to visitors paying undue attention to collections.” [The Art Newspaper]

A squatter at a San Francisco mansion walked away with $300,000 in art. Among the takings, which have been recovered: a drawing of a hippopotamus, Diebenkorn knockoffs, and a humming bird painting. [SF Gate]

The Baltimore Museum of Art has received a $3 million donation toward a new education center. [Baltimore Sun]

The Milwaukee Art Museum is expanding into an adjacent park valued at $14 million. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

Stockholm’s subway system is lined with art dating from when it was built, in the 19th century, to now. It’s like a tour through the past century of Swedish art history. [The Guardian]

Giorgio Pace is now the commercial advisor for Dasha Zhukova’s Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, in Moscow. [WWD]

Miles Weiss and Katya Kazakina on how Steve Wynn used art to get a 1 percent loan from Bank of America. [Bloomberg]

Rita McBride at Alexander and Bonin. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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