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    Morning Links: Estate of Pablo Picasso Edition

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    HEIRS, AUTHENTICATIONS, AND CONTROVERSIES

    Over the course of his life, Pablo Picasso made 45,000 works. His five heirs are still trying to figure out how to authenticate, track, and license them. [Vanity Fair]

    INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENTS

    Emmanuel Perrotin is opening a space in Seoul, starting with a solo show for Kaws in June. Perrotin may also be opening another gallery in Boissy-le-Châtel, a small village outside Paris. [The Art Newspaper]

    Despite censorship, Bangkok has an art scene that is being called “booming.” [Reuters]

    In honor of the Russian city opening its 200th station, here’s a look at Moscow’s metro system, which features a number of places to see art. [Deutsche Welle]

    Anish Kapoor is going to be the first artist to use Vantablack, the blackest of black materials, and now the British company Surrey NanoSystems will be the first to work with it for architecture. [The Art Newspaper]

    LIVES

    Marilyn Stokstad, who authored a textbook widely used in art-history intro courses, has died at age 87. [Lawrence Journal World]

    Fred Holland, whose sculptures can now be seen at New York’s Tilton Gallery, has died. [Artforum]

    THE AMERICAN SCENE

    Yayoi Kusama has a new work featuring what appear to be snail shells covered with—you’ll never guess!—dots. It’s going to debut in Hawaii, at the Honolulu Biennial. “Hawaii is the place I have been admiring at a distance,” Kusama said. [T Magazine]

    Christie’s is selling Joan Rivers’s art collection as well as her gowns and other personal items. Some of the proceeds will benefit God’s Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind. [ABC News]

    Lili Reynaud-Dewar at Clearing. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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