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Morning Links: 36-Foot-Long Gerhard Richter Digital Print Edition

Gerhard Richter, 930-7 Strip, 2015. COURTESY MARIAN GOODMAN GALLERY

Gerhard Richter, 930-7 Strip, 2015.



At Art Basel, Liu Yiqian made yet another expensive purchase—a 36-foot-long Gerhard Richter digital print, which he bought for €3 million, or about $3.38 million. A $20 million Richter painting that belongs to Steven A. Cohen remains unsold, however. [Bloomberg]

With a mini-show of his photographs at James Fuentes’s Art Basel booth, Jonas Mekas, the “godfather of avant-garde cinema,” discussed his life and work. “[T]here are still fragments of paradise around us and we have to keep them alive. That is my responsibility,” he said. [The Art Newspaper]


New research suggests that collectors should buy art if they like it, but not if they’re expecting to turn a profit, ultimately. OK! [UPI]

How Dominique de Menil, one of the Menil Collection’s namesakes, changed Houston by giving it an important modern art scene. [Chron]


Here’s a look at the Hammer’s “Made in L.A.” biennial, which surveys artists based in Los Angeles. This is the third edition of “Made in L.A.” [T Magazine]

The San Diego Museum of Art has hired Diana Y. Chou as its curator of East Asian art. [The San Diego Union-Tribune]

The University of West Florida is taking control of the Pensacola Museum of Art. [Pensacola News Journal]


In a new essay, Douglas Coupland wonders, “What if tech itself is the next big thing in the art world? What if tech itself is the Duchamp urinal in the twenty-first century Armory Show?” [E-Flux]


Roberto Bordo and Sam Anderson with Michel Auder at Bortolami in New York. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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