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Morning Links: ‘For Women, By Women, About Women’ Edition

Maria Alyokhina. VIA ARTFORUM

Maria Alyokhina.

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“FOR WOMEN, BY WOMEN, ABOUT WOMEN”

Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina announces plans to open a women’s museum in Montenegro, one that will be “for women, by women, about women,” and will only employ female curators and administrators, and will only show work by female artists. [The Independent]

MYSTERY AT CHRISTIE’S

There’s a mystery concerning a Basquiat sold at Christie’s this past May. Dealer Tony Shafrazi sold it, but a public document showed that Shafrazi still owned the painting two months later. [The Art Newspaper]

ACQUISITIONS

The Smithsonian has acquired a David Smith sculpture, described to be the museum’s most significant acquisition of a sculptural work since the 1960s. [The New York Times]

JERRY SALTZ

“New York has solved the problem of public art. But at what cost?” [Vulture]

A FEW MORE THINGS

Now is the time to buy Indian art, says CNBC, in a special section called “Investing in India.” [CNBC]

Here’s a video of Gilbert & George talking about their first Australian retrospective, and other things. [Artinfo]

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