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Morning Links: A-Level Art History Courses Edition

Jan Brueghel the Elder and Peter Paul Rubens, Sight, ca. 1617, oil on wood panel. VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Jan Brueghel the Elder and Peter Paul Rubens, Sight, ca. 1617, oil on wood panel.


The Annals of Art History

British schools are getting rid of A-level art history courses in 2018, meaning that students in the United Kingdom will no longer be able to take art history classes in high school. [The Art Newspaper]

Despite a scandal last week at Sotheby’s involving what was revealed to be a forged Frans Hals painting, the Old Masters market remains strong, with some of the most expensive lots still able to find buyers. [The Financial Times]

Here’s a look at Douglas Crimp’s new memoir, Before Pictures. Please click this link to see an image of Crimp, Cindy Sherman, and Robert Longo barbecuing. [Aperture]

Around Europe

French prosecutors said in their closing statements yesterday at the Guy Wildenstein trial that the art dealer should get a four-year sentence and pay a $276 million fine for tax fraud. [Bloomberg]

The Stedelijk Museum is currently hosting the largest Jean Tinguely show since a retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in the ’80s. On view are some 160 works, many of which are noisy machine sculptures. [The New York Times]

Critics are alleging that Bavaria is not doing enough to properly deal with works of art looted by the Nazis during World War II. [Deutsche Welle]

Cai Guo-Qiang

A new Netflix documentary looks at the work of Cai Guo-Qiang, the Chinese artist who recently completed Sky Ladder, a work that resembles an oversize ladder on fire. [The Guardian]

American Museums

At a party last night, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. showed off its newly renovated East Building. [The Washington Post]

In a new video, Kalup Linzy discusses a Duane Hanson sculpture in the Whitney Museum’s collection. “It sort of reminded me of my grandmother, when she would sit outside reading letters,” Linzy says. [Whitney Museum]

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