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Morning Links: Picasso Sculpture Custody Battle Edition

Picasso's Bust of a Woman (Marie-Thérèse), 1931. COURTESY THE GUGGENHEIM

Picasso’s Bust of a Woman (Marie-Thérèse), 1931.

COURTESY THE GUGGENHEIM

CUSTODY BATTLE

The Picasso sculpture caught in a legal battle between Larry Gagosian and the Qatar royal family (both believe they own it) was to be sold by Gagosian to Leon D. Black, the billionaire financier, art collector, and co-chairman of the board at MoMA. [The New York Times]

OPINION

Coco Fusco rightly argues that we shouldn’t allow Ana Mendieta’s legacy to be defined by her early death. [Artsy]

Here’s a review of Anri Sala at the New Museum by Jason Farago. [The Guardian]

FACTS

A Yemeni art museum has been destroyed in the crossfire of the country’s ongoing civil war. [The New York Times]

A German billionaire has hired David Chipperfield to restore an old brewery in Berlin, which will be turned into a huge cultural complex in 2019. [The Art Newspaper]

A mouse recently got caught in a 150-year-old mousetrap at a museum. [Mirror]

MORE LOWER EAST SIDE ACTION

Neighborhood stalwart On Stellar Rays is expanding. [The New York Times]

QUESTION

“Why won’t the CIA reveal what’s in its art collection?” [CNN]

GROUP SHOW

Here’s Anke Haarmann, Ana Hofmann, Ewa Kasperek, Lea Rasovszky, Rico & Michael, Martin Schoeller in a group show at Kunsthalle Zurich. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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