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Morning Links: 27,780 Pounds of Concrete Edition

Wolf Vostell, Concrete Happening, Cadillac with 27,780. CHRISTINE MEHRING

Wolf Vostell, Concrete Traffic, 1970, Cadillac with 27,780.


Department of Assisted Readymades

In 1970, Wolf Vostell covered a Cadillac in 27,780 pounds of concrete. Now the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, which originally commissioned the work, is restoring it for a price of $500,000. [The Wall Street Journal]

Ahead of a show at Deitch Projects in November, Ai Weiwei discusses combining art and activism. The show will include a number of migrant’s castoffs, among them lots and lots of dirtied clothes. [The New York Times]


A look around the Paris Internationale, the fair that acts as counter-programming to FIAC and hosts young galleries that show emerging artists. [The Wall Street Journal]

Christie’s has sold some $26.37 million in art and watches this year in Dubai alone, confirming that the Middle Eastern art market is strong and, if anything, growing. [Al Arabiya]

The collection of Robert S. Olnick, a New York real estate manager who died in 1986, will head to auction at Christie’s in November. Up for sale are works by Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Willem de Kooning, and others. [Bloomberg]

The Guy Wildenstein Trial

Guy Wildenstein’s trial in Paris over possible tax fraud ended yesterday with a judge leaving the art dealer’s fate to a tribunal. He may get two years in prison, plus other charges. [The New York Times]


The case for Naples’s Museo di Capodimonte, which may be one of the most underrated museums in Italy. [Condé Nast Traveler]

The&Partnership is now the Whitney Museum’s lead creative and media agency. [Agency Spy]

Zak Prekop

Zak Prekop at Shane Campbell in Chicago. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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