Morning Links

Morning Links: Greenpeace Edition

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A Greenpeace protest forced the British Museum to close for four hours yesterday. [The New York Times]

A profile of Pyotr Pavlensky, and how the Russian dissident artist uses his body, and the Russian legal system, as his mediums. [The Economist]

Brazilian artists protest the interim president’s dissolution of the culture ministry. [Hyperallergic]


The CIA receives a new painting to add to its clandestine, CIA-themed art collection. [NPR]

“An enigmatic businessman closely linked to a controversial Malaysian state fund has liquidated two of his best-known investments in the U.S., including a $35 million painting of a pair of drug addicts by Jean-Michel Basquiat.” [Wall Street Journal]


“Inside the VIP opening of Gagosian Gallery San Francisco.” [SFLUXE]


The estate of Josef Albers chose David Zwirner over representation at Pace, Dominique Lévy, and Hauser & Wirth “with a request for proposals akin to an architectural competition.” Zwirner will mount a show of the late artist’s work in November. [The New York Times]

David Wojnarowicz, 24 years after his death. [The Guardian]

Jim Shaw at Praz-Delavallade in Paris. [Contemporary Art Daily]


This dad needs more time with museum plaques! [The Onion]

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