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Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans, 1962. COURTESY MOMA

Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans, 1962.

COURTESY MOMA

MONEY

The FBI is investigating the theft of prints of Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s soup cans from the Springfield Art Museum in Missouri. [Springfield News-Leader]

An Australian artist has destroyed his controversial street mural in Sydney that showed Kanye West kissing himself after reportedly selling it for £53,000 ($75,459). [The Telegraph]

Donald Trump donated $100,000 to the 9/11 Memorial Museum after paying it a visit on Saturday morning. [Pix 11]

The Canadian government will put more than $1 billion dollars into the government’s art and culture budget over the next five years to promote creativity in Canada—and beyond. [Hyperallergic]

PROFILES 

Jack Hanley reflects on his life, from being a Grateful Dead fan to being a great art dealer. [Artspace]

Louise Blouin, the art collector who owns Blouin Artinfo, Art+Auction, and Modern Painters, gets the profile treatment, and is informed by a reporter that her name appears in the Panama Papers. One editor who worked for her shared, “The way she spoke reminded me a bit of Sarah Palin in terms of incoherence and a Ted Talk in terms of evangelism. She’d fly in with these wild ideas for things like, ‘We are going to open an opera in Africa.'” [Toronto Star]

Ariel Levy profiles the late Niki de Saint Phalle. [New Yorker]

EXTRAS

Yesterday, SFMOMA’s director, Neal Benezra, threw the first pitch at the San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers game in San Francisco. [Instagram]

New York activists are using art to spread the Black Lives Matter message. [New York Daily News]

Ceal Floyer at Aargauer Kunsthaus in Aarau. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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