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Morning Links: Jasper Johns Edition

Jasper Johns, Racing Thoughts, 1983. ©JASPER JOHNS/LICENSED BY VAGA, NEW YORK/WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART; PURCHASE WITH FUNDS FROM THE BURROUGHS WELLCOME PURCHASE FUND; LEO CASTELLI; THE WILFRED P. AND ROSE J. PURCHASE FUND; THE JULIA B. ENGEL PURCHASE FUND; THE EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES PURCHASE FUND; THE SONDRA AND CHARLES GILMAN, JR. FOUNDATION; S. SIDNEY KAHN; THE LAUDER FOUNDATION, LEONARD AND EVELYN LAUDER FUND; AND THE PAINTING AND SCULPTURE COMMITTEE, 84.6

Jasper Johns, Racing Thoughts, 1983.

©JASPER JOHNS/LICENSED BY VAGA, NEW YORK/WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART; PURCHASE WITH FUNDS FROM THE BURROUGHS WELLCOME PURCHASE FUND; LEO CASTELLI; THE WILFRED P. AND ROSE J. PURCHASE FUND; THE JULIA B. ENGEL PURCHASE FUND; THE EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES PURCHASE FUND; THE SONDRA AND CHARLES GILMAN, JR. FOUNDATION; S. SIDNEY KAHN; THE LAUDER FOUNDATION, LEONARD AND EVELYN LAUDER FUND; AND THE PAINTING AND SCULPTURE COMMITTEE, 84.6

MUSEUMS

The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum are organizing a major Jasper Johns retrospective for 2020. Scott Rothkopf, who also curated the Frank Stella and Jeff Koons retrospectives, will be at the helm of the Whitney show, almost ensuring that it will be a hit. [The New York Times]

In the past fiscal year, 760,000 people went to the Minneapolis Institute of Art, making it the must successful year in the museum’s 101-year history. [Minneapolis Star Tribune]

As temperatures shoot over 90 degrees in New York, the Brooklyn Museum will close this weekend due to an air-condition outage. [The New York Times]

PUBLIC ART

Randy Kennedy looks at why wealthy business owners are buying into huge public art works. Why are people with so much money investing in art that is available for everyone? [The New York Times]

MAKING ART HISTORY

Earlier today Germany passed the Cultural Property Protection Law, which requires that the exportation and importation of art objects must receive approval from 16 German states in order to occur. [The Art Newspaper]

After a 14-minute back-and-forth, a Peter Paul Rubens painting sold for a record-breaking £44.9 million (about $58.2 million) last night at Christie’s in London. [The Evening Standard]

Here’s a nice little quiz about what food symbolizes throughout art history. A taste of what’s on offer here: lettuce symbolized fertility in ancient Egypt. [NPR]

REVISING ART HISTORY

Anthony Haden-Guest is accusing Glenn O’Brien of falsely alleging that a Vanity Fair story Haden-Guest wrote caused Jean-Michel Basquiat to overdose on heroin. [Page Six]

EXTRAS

Valentin Carron at David Kordansky in Los Angeles. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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