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Morning Links: David Breslin Edition




The Whitney Museum Scene

David Breslin is the Whitney Museum’s new director of the collection, replacing Dana Miller. He comes from the Menil Drawing Institute in Houston, where he was formerly chief curator. [The New York Times]

Please enjoy this video of K8 Hardy talking about a Sturvenant portrait currently on view at the Whitney Museum. Hardy explains why the photograph, though not a typical appropriation, is a Duchamp homage. [Whitney Museum]


A Wassily Kandinsky painting first bought by Solomon R. Guggenheim in 1936 is now headed to auction at Christie’s. With an $18 million–$25 million guarantee, it will be the top lot in the Impressionist and modern evening sale in November. [The Art Newspaper]

Politics as Usual

New legislation approved by the U.S. Senate will help heirs trying to get back Nazi-looted art. [CBS News/Associated Press]

George W. Bush is releasing an art book called Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors, which will feature 66 portraits. It costs $35 and has several of the portraits on the cover. Predictably, it doesn’t look great. [The Huffington Post/Hyperallergic]


Marian Goodman Gallery is opening another space in Paris in December. The first show will be a solo exhibition for Annette Messager. [The New York Times]

Prepare for Andrew Kreps’s upcoming Goshka Macuga show with this look at her exhibition at the Schinkel Pavilion in Berlin. [Contemporary Art Daily]


In an animated video by Molly Crabapple, who has a show on now at Postmasters Gallery, Jay Z says, “The War on Drugs was an epic fail.” [The New York Times]

Lal Bahcecioglu is now the Elmhurst Art Museum’s exhibitions coordinator. [Artforum]

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