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A snowboarder carving impressively.


Good morning. A new restitution case has been filed in the U.S., Dread Scott has responded to Donald Trump’s recent tantrum about flag burning, and the Art Institute of Chicago will begin providing free admission to area high school students. Also, Jeff Koons has designed a snowboard. Do with that information what you will.

The Law

Heirs of a Jewish art dealer have sued the German state of Bavaria “to claim eight paintings by Max Beckmann, Paul Klee and Juan Gris that they say were sold under duress.” [The Art Newspaper]

“Dread Scott on Trump, flag burning, and the suppression of dissent.” [Untitled (Blog)/Walker Art Center]


The Art Institute of Chicago will now offer free admission to Chicago high school students thanks to a donation from Glenn and Claire Swogger. [Chicago Tribune]


Snapchat is working with artists like Jon Rafman, Chloe Wise, and Katherine Bernhardt to create special filters. [Forbes]

Elmgreen & Dragset discuss their plans for the 2017 Istanbul Biennial, which they are organizing. [Artforum]

Martin Syms discusses an inspirational poster she keeps in her living room. [The New York Times]

The National Gallery of Canada is “having a row” with an artist who created what he says is an account aimed at mocking the museum. [BBC News]

Beyoncé is the first artist to be nominated for a Grammy in four different genres in a single year. [Pitchfork]

The Talent

Amy Landau has been named director of curatorial affairs at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. [Artforum]

Winter Sports


Yes, Jeff Koons has designed a snowboard. [The New York Times]

A Bonus

Nina Beier at Croy Nielsen in Berlin. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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