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Morning Links: Alec Baldwin May Have Bought the Wrong Painting Edition

Alec Baldwin in 2016 WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Alec Baldwin in 2016 WIKIMEDIA COMMONS


Alec Baldwin and Mary Boone are involved in a confusing quarrel over a painting by the artist Ross Bleckner that the galerist sold to the actor. Baldwin coveted a 1996 Bleckner piece Sea and Mirror; Ms. Boone allegedly sold him a very similar but ultimately different painting. Baldwin claims Boone intentionally misled him. [New York Times]

Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed claims the fashion chain Topshop plagiarized one of his artworks for a T-shirt design. [Hyperallergic]

Across The Pond

A statue to be installed of the “real Robinson Crusoe” in Bristol by the artist Frank Benson raises concerns in England. [BBC]

A campaign has been created to attempt to save one of the largest artistic communities in London, a warehouse that is threatened to be bulldozed. [The Art Newspaper]


The Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation is planning a $25 million expansion of its Midtown West headquarters. [Wall Street Journal]


A video piece on the artwork wrapping the Olympics aquatics venue in Rio. [BBC]


Documentation of the group show “hüttendasein” at 15 Orient Ave. in New York. [Contemporary Art Daily]

A piece on the French sci-fi comic whose aesthetic inspired Blade Runner and Akira. [Dazed]

Here is a video of the artist Sydney Shen unboxing a pair of clear vinyl lace up thigh-high boots, with extreme heavy metal playing in the background. [Sex Magazine]

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