Morning Links: Politicking at Art Basel Edition

A flyer for Jeb Bush's Art Basel Miami Beach–timed fundraiser.

A flyer for Jeb Bush’s Art Basel Miami Beach–timed fundraiser.


This year, at Art Basel Miami Beach, expect more than just parties. Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Martin O’Malley have all scheduled fundraisers in Miami during the fair’s run. [Miami Herald]

Also coinciding with Art Basel is Swizz Beatz’s No Commission Art Fair, a three-day art and concert series that features performances by Alicia Keys, Pusha T, and DMX. [BET]

After years and years of being marginalized in the art world, black artists are finally starting to have the presence they’ve deserved in museums. [The New York Times]

A British forger is claiming to be the artist behind a supposed Leonardo da Vinci drawing. His model: a supermarket checkout person. [The Independent]

This year’s Christie’s Hong Kong art sales saw a steep decline from last year’s. If Liu Yiqian’s purchase of a record-setting Modigliani earlier this year is proof, Chinese buyers are going to New York and Europe auctions instead. [Bloomberg]

In Paris, in response to the United Nations conference on climate change, artists such as Olafur Eliasson and Shepard Fairey are showing art about global warming. [The Art Newspaper]

A new book focuses on how William Cameron Menzies pioneered the art of production design in films. [Co.Design]

After vandalizing an artwork at the Ohio State Art Museum, a former Ohio State University employee shot and killed himself. [ABC News]

Paul McCarthy at Schinkel Pavillon. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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