Morning Links: Record-Breaking Lilac Knickers Edition

Eva Braun's expensive underwear. photo: Philip Serrell

Eva Braun’s lilac knickers.


The Best of Times

Over the past decade, the art industry has seen a growth rate of 212 percent, making artwork one of the fastest-growing asset classes among affluent families. [Forbes]

The artist Bernardo Oyarzún will represent Chile at the 2017 Venice Biennale. [e-flux]

And (Possibly) the Worst of Times

Dan Duray investigates the potential effect today’s election could have on the art market and autumn auctions. [The Art Newspaper]


Adrian Searle favorably reviews “Animality,” “a funny and thoughtful exhibition about our relationship with the animal kingdom” currently on at Marian Goodman Gallery in London. [The Guardian]

An interview with Tatiana von Furstenberg on curating an exhibition of art made by LGBT prisoners, currently showing at the Abrons Arts Center on the Lower East Side. [New York Times]

Erotic auctions

The Museum of Eroticism in Paris closed this past Sunday. Many of the works that were once on display have since been sold off at an auction for an accumulated half a million euros (about $550,000). [International Business Times]

A pair of lilac knickers once owned by Hitler’s wife Eva Braun have sold at auction for nearly £3,000 ($3,700). [BBC]


Check out this great instagram account of beloved pop culture characters immortalized on thrift store art. [Nerdist]

Watch this video of the 100-year-old Kirkland Museum building in Denver being moved to its new home one mile down the block. [Fox31 Denver]

Here’s a look at the art crimes division at the FBI in Philadelphia. [CBS]

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