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Morning Links: Mariah Carey and David Geffen Edition

COURTESY COLUMBIA/LEGACY

COURTESY COLUMBIA/LEGACY

A FOURTH OF JULY REMAINDER

Looks like Mariah Carey and collector and philanthropist David Geffen had a great Fourth of July together in Italy. [Instagram]

EUROPE

Two Rembrandt portraits that formerly hung together in the bedroom of Éric de Rothschild now hang together at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. [The New York Times]

The appointment of Chris Dercon, former Tate Modern director, to the Volksbühne theater in Berlin has uncovered long-simmering tensions at the heart of the Berlin art and theater scene. [The New York Times]

Jonathan Jones argues in the Guardian that Willaim Dobson’s iconic Portrait of the Artist, about to be sold at Bonhams, is the quintessential depiction of the British Civil War and more important than ever in the Brexit era. [The Guardian]

Years of conflict between the Danish Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek art museum and the Italian Ministry of Culture concerning looted artifacts from Italian soil has ended, as the museum admitted in an agreement that artifacts were illegally excavated. [The New York Times]

MAGAZINES

Vice Media buys a large stake in Garage, the magazine run by Dasha Zhukova (wife of Roman Abramovich). [Recode]

DESIGN MISFORTUNES 

Alexandra Lange writes that changes that the noted art collector Aby Rosen is making to the Four Seasons amounts to “discarding history, only to replace it with something newer, crasser, and more disposable.” [Curbed]

LOS ANGELES 

Jeffrey Deitch interviews Alex Israel and Bret Easton Ellis about the nature of living in Los Angeles. [Kaleidoscope]

RISING TALENT

Sophia Al-Maria, who was recently shortlisted for Film London’s Jarman Award, is profiled on CNN. She talks about her upcoming solo show at the Whitney, “Black Friday,” Gulf Futurism, and “planned obsolescence” in digital art. [CNN]

Artist Enrique Martínez Celaya has been named Dartmouth University’s Roth Visiting Scholar for 2016–17. [Blouin Artinfo]

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