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COURTESY BP

COURTESY BP

CAPITALISM AND ITS CRITICS

Almost 100 scientists, academics, artists, and actors have called on the British Museum to end its relationship with BP, which has netted the museum $14 million in five years. [The Huffington Post]

A review of Charles Molesworth’s The Capitalist and the Critic, which looks at “a formative moment in the linking of art and capital through the relationship of the English critic Roger Fry and the American financier J.P. Morgan.” [The Chronicle of Higher Education]

According to research conducted by the Art Newspaper, American museums spent nearly $5 billion on expansions between 2007 and 2014, the period of the country’s greatest recession since the Great Depression. [The Art Newspaper]

HONORS

Erwin Wurm will represent Austria at the 2017 Venice Biennale. [Artforum]

Martin Puryear will receive the third annual Yaddo Artist Medal at a ceremony on May 18. [The New York Times]

SUSANNE AND SUZANNE

Susanne Bartsch took to Instagram to report the theft of a piece of art, which apparently occurred during the opening of her ex-husband’s new gym. She wrote, “A patron mistook this piece of lobby art for a parting gift. Please return it no questions asked.” [Page Six]

A lightning-round interview with art adviser Suzanne Egeran. [New York Magazine]

PROFILES

A profile of Ragnar Kjartansson. [New Yorker]

A review of the new HBO documentary Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures. [The New York Times]

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