Morning Links

Morning Links: Fiery Gurglings from the Earth Edition


On David Rockefeller’s art collection going to Christie’s for auction next spring—and valued at $700 million. [ARTnews]

In England, Banksy has rescinded an offer to give free artwork to voters who align against the Conservative party after word that it could invalidate election results. [U.S. News & World Report/Reuters]

In the tradition of surveys of “ ‘datamoshing,’ ASCII art, BioArt, Minecraft Art, Internet Art, and Robot Art,” here’s an overview of big data art. [New Atlas]

Sculpture Projects

Watch Kasper König and others give a video tour of Skulptur Projekte Münster. [Frieze]

“Welcome to ‘The Back 9: Golf and Zoning Policy in Los Angeles,’ a mini-golf course designed by artist Rosten Woo and the Los Angeles Poverty Department (or LAPD as it wryly refers to itself), a downtown cultural group known for staging exhibitions and theatrical events with and for members of the skid row community.” [Los Angeles Times]

Dubious Funds

“With the planet in peril, arts groups can no longer afford the Koch brothers’ money.” [The Washington Post]

Adnan Khashoggi, the “flamboyant Saudi arms trader,” has died.  He figured prominently in the Iran-contra affair—and sheltered assets for Imelda Marcos including paintings by Peter Paul Rubens and El Greco. [The New York Times]


Vito Acconci arranged his books “based on an idiosyncratic, all-encompassing classification system very much of his own devising.” It began with sections like “Time,” “Space,” “Matter,” and “Body” and, from there, moved on to . . . well, best to read a Q&A with him for the rest. [Frieze]

The author of a new novel about Isadora Duncan recalls reading the dancer’s own autobiography and striking wondrously upon “a personal life shrouded in mystery presented as pulpy gossip.” [The Paris Review]

An exhibition and accompanying catalogue titled “Volcanoes: Encounters through the Ages” has some pretty amazing historical renderings and reminiscences of fiery gurglings from the earth. [The New York Review of Books]

Life’s Rich Pageant

Everyday life in Russia takes on a fantastical look in the photographs of Frank Herfort. [The Guardian]

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