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Morning Links: $3 Billion Art Feud Edition

Van Gogh's The Olive Pickers, 1889. VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Van Gogh’s The Olive Pickers, 1889.



A $3 billion family art feud concerning the collection of a Greek shipping mogul and his wife. “When Balthus’s biographer, Nicholas Fox Weber, visited the couple in Switzerland, he said the paintings rimming their walls ‘made my knees go wobbly.'” [Wall Street Journal]

New York-based architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien have been chosen to design the  Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. [The Chicago Tribune]


“Guy Ullens, collector and founder of Beijing’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, has announced that he is looking to hand over ownership of the UCCA to someone who can continue to support and develop the institution in the years to come.” [Artforum]

Lisa Liebmann, longtime contributor to Artforum, died this past Wednesday night. [Artforum]


On July 2, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London will hold an all-night Art Night festival across the city. [The Guardian]


Chicago-based filmmaker and artist Cauleen Smith has won the first Ellsworth Kelly Award. [New York Times]

Martine Syms on the way that the entertainment industry constructs identities. []

Thomas Bayrle at Mezzanin in Geneva. [Contemporary Art Daily]


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