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Morning Links: Mary Boone Speaks Out Against Alec Baldwin Edition


Mary Boone has finally spoken out against Alec Baldwin, who claimed earlier this year that the gallerist sold him a possibly faked Ross Bleckner painting. Rather than simply denying what Baldwin already said, Boone, through her lawyer, has accused the actor of trying to evade taxes. [The New York Times]

The National Gallery in London is denying claims that a 1908 painting by Henri Matisse is Nazi-looted art. [The Art Newspaper]


Michael Wellen is now Tate’s curator of international art. He comes from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where he organized shows of Latino art. [Artforum]

Roberta Smith reviews the New Museum’s Pipilotti Rist show, writing, “Ms. Rist began making video in the long ago days of analog and has rarely met a technological breakthrough that she couldn’t use.” [The New York Times]

The Baltimore Museum of Art will now be in charge of Mark Bradford’s United States Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale. [Baltimore Sun]

The first designs for George Lucas’s Museum of Narrative Art have been revealed. [The Los Angeles Times]

Around New York

Carrie Mae Weems: “Women artists don’t make any money; their work is consistently undervalued. For every $100,000 a woman makes, a man makes $1 million.” [The New York Times]

Ahead of the opening of a new installation Jenny Holzer created for the New York City AIDS Memorial, a look at the artist’s relatively unknown works about illness and tragedy. [Surface]

In Mark di Suvero’s studio in Queens, New York, there are two dogs, some assistants, and spaces where many artists, among them the sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard, have lived over the years. [T Magazine]

Nicki Minaj

Here’s a picture of Nicki Minaj with Marina Abramović. [Instagram]


Maximo Caminero is best known for smashing an Ai Weiwei vase as a protest, but he now hopes to change that with his first art exhibition since the controversy. The show opened last night at Rostad Edwards Fine Art in Miami. [Miami New Times]

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