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Morning Links: Wine and Sandwiches Edition

Wine and the makings of a bounty of sandwiches.PHOTOFARMER/FLICKR

Wine and the makings of a bunch of sandwiches.


Auction Action

What sold at a low-key Imp-mod sale at Sotheby’s last night—like a $21.2 million Malevich—was as notable as what was not even on offer, namely a Schiele with an estimate of $30 million that the house withdrew before the start of the auction. [ARTnews]

Billionaire couple Harry and Linda Macklowe are divorcing and there are conflicting accounts about who exactly holds title to their art collection. He reportedly claims he purchased the works and that they belong to both of them, but the pieces may be under her name. [Page Six]

Robin Pogrebin writes about covering the auctions, admitting, “I’ve come to look forward to the wine and sandwiches provided to the press after the auction while we wait.” [The New York Times]


“Meet Robin Bell, the artist who projected protest messages onto Trump’s D.C. hotel” on Monday night. Carolina A. Miranda reports. [Los Angeles Times]

Here’s a profile of Tehching Hsieh, the storied artist known for yearlong endurance pieces that involved living outside in New York or punching a time clock once an hour. He’s representing Taiwan at the Venice Biennale this year. [W]

There’s a documentary out about Chris Burden. Here’s a clip. [Wallpaper]


The Cincinnati Art Museum has received an $11.75 million bequest, the largest in its history. The funds will go toward its endowment for Asian Art. [Cincinnati Enquirer]

Robert Sain, the executive director of the di Rosa art center in Napa, talks about his goals for the institution. [Napa Valley Register]

Katelyn D. Crawford, assistant curator of American art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, was tapped to be curator of American art at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Alabama. [Artforum]


Philip Kennicott takes a look at the Elbphilharmonie, the $850 million concert hall that Herzog and de Meuron designed for Hamburg. He’s a fan! [The Washington Post]

And More

Photos of Daniel Pflumm’s latest show, at 6817 Melrose in Los Angeles. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Finally, Chanel is selling a $1,325 boomerang, and some are not too happy about that. [CNN]

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