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Morning Links: Sustainable Shadow Appropriation Edition

One of Prvacki’s shadows appropriated from a Koons sculpture. VIA THE ART NEWSPAPER

One of Prvacki’s shadows appropriated from a Koons sculpture.

VIA THE ART NEWSPAPER

SUSTAINABLE SHADOW APPROPRIATION

A Los Angeles artist, Ana Prvacki, is selling shadows of famous sculptures by artists such as Bourgeois, Koons, and Brancusi at a small percentage of the actual (enormous) price in a “sustainable” form of appropriation art. [The Art Newspaper]

A QUESTION OF MONEY

A Picasso bust included in MoMA’s “Picasso Sculpture” show is now involved in an ugly custody battle between Gagosian and Qatar’s royal family. [The New York Times]

A former art teacher and gift-shop volunteer at the Detroit Institute of Art has left the museum $1.71 million. [Detroit Free Press]

REVIEWS

Here’s a review of the non-political implications (and motives) of Wolfgang Tillmans’ “Abstract Pictures.” Owen Campbell writes, “I don’t want to say Tillmans is co-opted by overinterpretation, as he’s certainly not a powerless agent, but it’s clear that he is more comfortable with the more radical proposal of serious art succeeding on a superficial plane.” [American Suburb X]

A look at Taryn Simon’s “Paperwork, and the Will of Capital” series, which opens at Gagosian on February 18. [New Yorker]

LIVES

Here’s the first half of a new biography of Vivian Maier. [The New York Times]

Here’s a look inside David Bowie’s art collection. [Artnet]

TOM OF FINLAND

“Is that a phone in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?” Here are some Tom of Finland phone cases. [Out]

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