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Morning Links: Neue Galerie Restitution Edition

The Neue Galerie, New York

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The Neue Galerie 

Ronald S. Lauder, a major proponent of art restitution, and the Neue Galerie, the museum he found, are considering returning an unnamed work to its former owners. However, others involved in restitution have criticized Lauder and the museum in the past for their less-than-transparent practices regarding provenance. [The New York Times]

The Olympics 

A Giancarlo Neri public art installation in Rio is among a group of projects canceled in a wave of budget cuts by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture. [The Art Newspaper]

See posters for the Rio 2016 Olympics as designed by Tracey Emin and other British Artists. [The Guardian]


The Minnesota Marine Art Museum takes maritime art very seriously. [The Wall Street Journal]

Jonathan Jones reviews the Edinburgh Art Festival, and is both mesmerized and disturbed by the art that he sees. [The Guardian]


After two artists were fired from a residency in Macon, Georgia, a story emerges about the intersection of art and gentrification. [Art F City]

New and Upcoming

Bill Viola will install another video work in St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, this time depicting Mary with the body of Jesus. [The Art Newspaper]

“She: The International Women Artists Exhibition” at the Long Museum in Shanghai follows Chinese female artists through the 12th century to now. [The Art Newspaper]

Street Art

Cave art and tattoos are just two of the manifold influences in the vibrant street art scene in Johannesburg, South Africa. [CNN]


Australian artist Helen Johnson writes about a few personally profound images. [Frieze]

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