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A new report reveals that Jared Kushner tried, and subsequently failed, to get a $500 million investment from former Qatari prime minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, who happens to be on ARTnews’s annual list of the world’s Top 200 art collectors. [The Intercept]

With rising rents and greater competition, mid-tier galleries are leaving New York City for other locales, among them the Hudson Valley and St. Augustine, Florida. [Art F City]

Next year, the Armory Week fairs will be split across two weeks. The ADAA Art Show will open on February 27, while the Armory Show, NADA, and the Independent will open the following week. [ARTnews]

Around Europe

A lawsuit surrounding a Camille Pissaro painting at Madrid’s Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum has been reopened. The painting, which may be worth up to $40 million, was stolen by the Nazis, but it is unclear whether the museum knew as much when it acquired the work. [Reuters]

The Castello di Rivoli in Turin, Italy, will absorb the $570 million Cerruti Collection, which includes everything from rare books to modern masterpieces. [Artforum]

Work has begun on the Factory, the Rem Koolhaas–designed permanent home for the Manchester International Festival in England. [The Art Newspaper]

What Ai Weiwei Did Today

Ai Weiwei joins New Yorker editor-in-chief David Remnick for a talk about censorship and art. [The New Yorker]

The Annals of Art History

Break down Edvard Munch’s The Scream with a handy infographic. A fun fact: the two men in the background are based on Munch’s friends. [Lapham’s Quarterly]

Six caves containing some of the world’s oldest art are now UNESCO World Heritage sites. [CNN]

This Green Planet

“Earth Day” at Ramiken Crucible gallery, a group show of artists making work about nature, now in slideshow form. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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