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Morning Links: Knoedler Gallery Edition

The fake Rothko at the center of the Knoedler Gallery dispute.

The fake Rothko at the center of the Knoedler Gallery dispute.

CRIME

Ann Freedman tells her version of the events in the ongoing Knoedler Gallery forgery case. [The Art Newspaper]

A Mayor de Blasio donor, real-estate investor Jona Rechnitz, “used his connections to siphon $655,000 over the past two years from the City Council to fund a law-enforcement sensitivity seminar at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance.” [New York Post]

A THINKING MAN’S DONALD TRUMP

Here’s a profile of philanthropist and art collector Nicolas Berggruen, whom one interviewee calls “a thinking man’s Donald Trump.” [The New York Times]

James Franco makes a case for his art to Jerry Saltz. [New York Magazine]

INDIGINEOUS ART 

Here’s a guide to buying indigenous art ethically. [The Guardian]

A look at what may be Australia’s most remarkable museum, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart, Tasmania. [Newsweek]

EXTRAS

A profile of Carmen Herrera. [The New York Times]

Mira Schor at Lyles & King in New York. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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