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Morning Links: George Lucas Edition


George Lucas.


Star Wars

“George Lucas can’t give his $1.5 billion museum away.” A deep dive into the Star Wars creator’s attempts to find a home for his museum of “narrative art.” [Bloomberg Businessweek]

Lucas will decide this month whether to build his museum in Los Angeles or San Francisco. [AP/Skift]

International Relations

The French government has put an export hold on a €15 million ($15.6 million) Leonardo drawing—a double-sided one!—so the state now has 30 months to raise the funds in order to prevent it from leaving the country. [The Art Newspaper]

Thanks to new legislation passed by the United States Senate, there may be an end to the deadlock in U.S.-Russia loans. Note that this article features a photo of Donald Trump speaking at Mar-a-Lago with Mikhail Piotrovsky, the director of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. [The Art Newspaper]

Big Money

The Walton Family Foundation has given $20 million to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas. It is the largest gift in the museum’s history. [Dallas News]

The Newport Art Museum in Rhode Island has received an anonymous gift of $4.7 million. [RINPR]

Writers and Artists

Sarah Nicole Prickett on Eric Mack… [Interview]

…and Stephanie LaCava with Flavin Judd.  [Interview]


Paul Thek at Hannah Hoffman in Los Angeles. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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