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Morning Links: Post-Attacks Parisian Art World Edition

A memorial to the Paris Attacks, in Toulouse. VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

A memorial to the Paris Attacks, in Toulouse.

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GOINGS-ON IN PARIS

Many artists made work after the Paris attacks and exhibited in public spaces. Now the city of Paris is trying to find ways of preserving those works. [The New York Times]

Museum attendance in Paris has, unsurprisingly, dropped since the attacks. In the two weeks afterward, the Centre Pompidou had 50% less visitors. [The Art Newspaper]

HOW’S THE MARKET DOING?

The market for Old Masters work is doing a lot better than you’d think. Here’s an infographic that tracks its progress over the past decade. [Twitter]

MUSEUM TRIPS

Max Delany is now the director of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. [Sydney Morning Herald]

The story behind the Smithsonian’s show of—wait for it—photographs of airport towers. [NPR]

ART HISTORY FOR COUCH POTATOES

Simon Schama, Mary Beard, and David Olusoga will expand on Kenneth Clark’s epic documentary Civilization with a new series called Civilizations, which broadens the focus to include Asia, Africa, and the Americas. [BBC News]

ART HISTORY FOR GOSSIPERS

OMG, is Vito Schnabel, supposedly the boyfriend of Heidi Klum, actually dating 50 Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson? [The Observer]

EXTRAS

Finally, a New York Times op-ed asks the question we’ve all been waiting for: Am I obligated to like my friend’s bad art? [The New York Times]

Karl Holmqvist and Klara Liden at House of Gaga. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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