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Morning Links: Republican Presidential Candidates Edition

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ELECTION

Several Republican presidential candidates have “surrounded themselves with an unlikely cadre of art-loving advisors and confidantes.” [The Art Newspaper]

COLLECTORS

A new update in the Picasso sculpture dispute between Picasso’s granddaughter, the Qatari Royal Family, and Larry Gagosian: “A French court has ruled that the daughter of Pablo Picasso, Maya Widmaier-Picasso, cannot void the seizure order for the 1931 bust of Picasso’s mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter.” [New York Times]

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has received over 50 works of American art in addition to a $10 million endowment from Daniel Dietrich II’s charitable funds. [WBT]

“The Art Collectors Who Live in Their Own Contemporary Museum,” by Jerry Saltz. On Michael and Susan Hort. [Vulture]

POST-INTERNET ART 

Here’s an interview with digital-art curator Lindsay Howard. [New York Observer]

PRE-INTERNET ART

An 11,000-year-old Mesolithic pendant has been found in Britain. The oldest art ever found in the country, the pendant was possibly worn by a shaman to ward off evil spirits. [The Daily Mail]

DEATH

Judith Bernstein’s “The Dicks of Death” at Mary Boone Gallery in New York. [Contemporary Art Daily]

St. Mark’s Bookshop will close after forty years in business. [Artforum]

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