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Morning Links: Yale Center for British Art Edition

The Yale Center for British Art. COURTESY YALE CENTER FOR BRITISH ART

The Yale Center for British Art.

COURTESY YALE CENTER FOR BRITISH ART

MUSEUMS

The Yale Center for British Art has finally reopened after an eight-year renovation that cost $33 million. The New Haven, Connecticut, museum now looks more modern, with an angular, sleek facade. [The Guardian]

An engineer who sued the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the security company AlliedBarton Security Services after falling 40 feet has settled for $7.25 million. [CBS News]

NEW CONNECTIONS

Kelly Crow looks at the changing profile of African art. A total of 6,500 people attended last week’s 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in Brooklyn, and there are many more fairs like it that are now also attracting crowds. [The Wall Street Journal]

Basel’s Beyeler Foundation is now linked to the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany, by a three-mile art walk. Tobias Rehberger has dotted the walk with 24 “stops,” or monolithic sculptures colored like Ellsworth Kelly paintings. [Curbed]

LIVES

Etel Adnan and Hans Ulrich Obrist remember Zaha Hadid. “Hadid’s work was so far apart from all artistic and architectural conventions and norms that it took some time for her to find the recognition she deserved,” Obrist writes. [Artforum]

AUCTIONS

Yusaku Maezawa bought a Basquiat painting this week for $98 million. So, who is this guy? [BBC]

Here’s a little quiz in which you have to pick which item sold for more at this week’s auctions. Which is more expensive: a Marcel Duchamp or a Robert Gober? Take your guess. OK! [The New York Times]

“MILLENNIALS”

Wondering where all the young artists are in this week’s auctions? Vulture has a handy list of all the “millennials” who made art that’s going for big money. (Millennials appears in quotations because one of their picks is Cory Arcangel, who was born in 1978.) [Vulture]

Matthew Cerletty, Jamian Juliano-Villani, and Caitlin Keough are among the artists who’ve recently made temporary tattoos for the Whitney Museum. The catch: in order to get them, you have to go to the Whitney’s Studio Party, which costs $250 a ticket. [The Observer]

EXTRAS

UCLA’s art school is planning a $31 million expansion that will include a new studio complex for graduate students. This is the same plan revealed in 2011 that was later scrapped. [The Los Angeles Times]

Ken Johnson reviews Gagosian Gallery’s new Richard Serra shows. “Exhibitions of new works occupying Gagosian Gallery’s two Chelsea display spaces find Mr. Serra at 76 still wrangling fundamentals of shape, space, gravity and time into objects and installations of thrilling severity,” he writes. [The New York Times]

Sturtevant at Sant’Andrea De Scaphis in Rome. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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