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Morning Links: Lutz Bacher Edition

An installation view of Lutz Bacher's show at 356 Mission in Los Angeles.COURTESY 356 MISSION

An installation view of Lutz Bacher’s show at 356 Mission in Los Angeles.


The Beauty of Auctions
The Chinese firm Taikang Life Insurance is now Sotheby’s largest shareholder, owning a cool 13.5 percent of the publicly traded auction house. Chris Buckley takes a look at the company and its chairman and chief executive, Chen Dongsheng, who fell in love with the auction game while watching the action on TV in the 1980s. “The images of the auction on television seemed inconceivably distant from my own life,” the businessman wrote in his memoir. “So aristocratic, so refined. For China, an economically backward country that had never shaken off its revolution, the disparity with those scenes on television was too much.” [The New York Times]

Bow Down
Hanna Hanra profiles the great, glorious Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. [The Guardian]

The National Museum of African American History and Culture
“A thorny question for African American museum: Whose story do we tell?” [The Washington Post]

The Museum of Latin American Art in Los Angeles is taking a look at lucha libre, the freestyle wrestling sport popular in Latin America. [Fox News Latino]

Artists are divided over the Olympic Games, which begin this week in Rio. “It is rather unfortunate that the Olympics are happening now,” artist Adriana Varejão, who has contributed work to the festivities, said. Mariko Mori is more sanguine. [The Art Newspaper]

Hundreds of professors and curators are protesting “Yale University Press London’s decision to lay off prominent former art editors Gillian Malpass and Sally Salvesen.” [Yale Daily News]

Here are emojis that channel artists and artworks. [The Huffington Post]

Artists in the Expanded Field
Kelefa Sanneh profiles Gucci Mane. [The New Yorker]
A studio visit with Jessie Kiely. [Sex Life]

Lutz Bacher!

Here are photos of Lutz Bacher’s recent show at 356 Mission in San Francisco. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Just going to link to that show once more because it looks so great. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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