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Morning Links: Jho Low Edition

Claude Monet, Nymphéas avec reflets de hautes herbes, 1914–17. COURTESY SOTHEBY'S

Claude Monet, Nymphéas avec reflets de hautes herbes, 1914–17.

COURTESY SOTHEBY’S

COLLECTING

Swiss officials have seized some works in Jho Low’s collection after U.S. prosecutors alleged that they were bought with stolen money. Among the works being taken are a drawing by Vincent van Gogh and two paintings by Claude Monet. [The Wall Street Journal]

A new non-profit organization called the Modigliani Project will now determine how to know if a work by Amedeo Modigliani is fake. [The Art Newspaper]

MUSIC

Breaking: Kanye West will perform at Watermill Center’s summer benefit this year. No word yet on Robert Wilson’s thoughts on the whole Kanye–Taylor Swift debacle. [The New York Times]

Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, is selling her art online. Prices range from $200 to $400. [Pitchfork]

LIGHT, SPACE, AND LAND

Robert Irwin on his 10,000-square-foot installation at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas: “I liked the architecture of the fort. All I did was take that form and elaborate it—make the walls thicker, so you get a more substantial physicality to look out of. A real sense of frame.” [W Magazine]

Carolina A. Miranda reviews “Current: LA Water,” the first public art biennial in Los Angeles, which includes a land artwork by Mel Chin. [Los Angeles Times]

MUSEUMS

Rashid Johnson has been appointed to the Guggenheim’s board, making him the first artist ever to have such a distinction at the museum. [The New York Times]

The Ford Foundation has given the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit a $120,000 grant, which will support two curatorial fellowships. [Artforum]

NAKED MATTHEW BARNEY CLIMBING A GALLERY CEILING

This September Gladstone Gallery will re-stage Matthew Barney’s Blind Perineum, in which the artist climbs nude across the gallery’s ceiling using icepicks and a harness. [The New York Times]

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