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Morning Links: Christie’s Future Edition

An 1808 etching of Christie's London salesroom by Thomas Rowlandson and Augustus Charles Pugin. VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

An 1808 print of Christie’s London salesroom by Thomas Rowlandson and Augustus Charles Pugin.



Christie’s global president Jussi Pylkkänen reflects on the auction house’s 250-year history and what’s up next. In the future, there will be more curated sales at Christie’s. “Strictly defined period sales are a thing of the past,” Pylkkänen said. [The Art Newspaper]

At a Phillips auction in London last night, 32 percent of lots went unsold. “They did a decent job, given this was the first sale of Brexit week,” Morgan Long, the director of art investment at Fine Art Fund Group, said. [The New York Times]


New York City’s ID program, which is intended, in part, to bring Manhattanites into cultural institutions, has thus far been a success. Since January 2015, 400,000 yearlong memberships have been started as a result. [Wall Street Journal]

Some of the Centre Pompidou’s most important pieces are currently on view at Tokyo’s Metropolitan Art Museum, which is hosting a show of loans. [The Japan Times]

After a month of being closed, the Norton Museum of Art, in West Palm Beach, Florida, is officially set to reopen on July 5, this time with free admission through 2018, when its $100 million expansion opens. [Palm Beach Daily News]


Rachel Syme on Bill Cunningham’s muse, Editta Sherman: “He shot her as a monument, in every corner of the city. I thought about what an act of love that was.” [The New Yorker]

Stephen Willats at Balice Hertling in Paris. [Contemporary Art Daily]


The chaotic political situation in Pakistan has allowed for a number of very different, very sharp critiques from artists. Among them are Imran Qureshi’s floor installations, which often look like flowers made of blood. [The New York Times]


Following Kanye West’s claim that “Matthew Barney is [his] god,” please enjoy this look at videos by the rapper that are inspired by artists. [E! Online]

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