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Morning Links: ‘Basically Saved’ the Auctions Edition

Liu Yiqian, who, in 2015, bought one of the most expensive paintings at auction ever. COURTESY LIU YIQIAN

Liu Yiqian, who, in 2015, bought one of the most expensive paintings at auction ever.

COURTESY LIU YIQIAN

Market

Ivanka Trump amassed a collection of work by artists that included Richard Prince and Alex Da Corte. Now that she’s the First Daughter, the art world is staring her down. [ARTnews]

At a recent panel, Richard Gray Gallery director Andrew Fabricant said that he believes two Asian collectors “basically saved” recent auctions at Christie’s and Sotheby’s. [The Observer]

Gallerist Karen Manning is currently on trial for allegedly using her space to sell African art for John Wiley Price, who, in turn, may have used the gallery to launder money and evade taxes. [Dallas News]

Technology in Museums

Jonathan Jones’s latest anti-intellectual argument involves him condemning a phone app. [The Guardian]

Wayne Coyne, of the band The Flaming Lips, visited the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden yesterday, and there are Snapchats to prove it. [Kriston Capps/Twitter]

Coming Attractions

With her “700 Nimes Road” show having traveled to the NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Catherine Opie gets the profile treatment. [The New Yorker]

For an upcoming show at New York’s Asia Society, treasures from a shipwreck off the coast of Indonesia will come to the United States for the first time. [The Art Newspaper]

Cary Leibowitz discusses his retrospective at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. [Artforum]

Biennials

The Chicago Architecture Biennial has announced this year’s participants. [Artforum]

A look inside the inaugural Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art, which opens this Friday at Moscow’s Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. [The Washington Post]

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