Morning Links: Jackson Pollock Forgeries Edition

Jackson Pollock's Lavender Mist, 1950. COURTESY FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS

Jackson Pollock, Lavender Mist, 1950.


A group of Jackson Pollock works may not be authentic—experts are saying that certain pigments in the canvases were not commercially available before the artist’s death in 1956. [The Art Newspaper]

Archeologist Sarah H. Parcak has won the TED Prize for creating satellite technology that combats the looting of ancient sites. [The New York Times]

Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz’s “Portrait of an Eye” at Kunsthalle Zürich. [Contemporary Art Daily]

How a dead humpback whale is going to be used to create traditional Qawalangin art. [Alaska Dispatch News]

Performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky has been arrested after lighting a Moscow building on fire. In the past, the building had been used by Soviet-era secret police.  [The Guardian]

Austrian artist Enst Fuchs has died at the age of 85. [BBC News]

A French artist named Alexandre Ouairy revealed that he has been showing work under the name Tao Hongjing for the past ten years. [The New York Times]

Breitbart goes after Jerry Saltz for an article about a Charles Ray sculpture rejected by the Whitney. [Breitbart]

Here’s a profile of Ellsworth Kelly. [The Guardian]

At LACMA’s fifth annual Art + Film gala, honoring James Turrell and Alejandro G. Iñárritu. [Wall Street Journal]

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