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Morning Links: Ivanka Trump’s $25 Million Collection Edition

An Instagram post from Ivanka Trump on January 14, 2015 with a Richard Prince artwork in the background. VIA INSTAGRAM

An Instagram post from Ivanka Trump on January 14, 2015 with a Richard Prince artwork in the background.

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Collecting

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s art collection has been valued at $25 million. That number was released this past weekend as part of a larger report on the couple’s previously undisclosed holdings. [CNN]

The Al-Thani family has been shaping the Middle Eastern art scene. Here’s a look at some of their biggest purchases, among them a $300 million Paul Gauguin painting. [Robb Report]

The Kunstmuseum Bern has taken possession of some pieces from the controversial Gurlitt bequest, which includes works that were likely looted during World War II. [The Art Newspaper]

Around Detroit

An exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts surveys black art made during the civil rights movement. [Detroit Free Press]

On the art of Charles McGee, whose stark abstract paintings have appeared around Detroit, sometimes as dramatically installed outdoor pieces. [The New Yorker]

The Critics

Noah Charney critically evaluates sculptures by Dick, the fictional Minimalist artist at the center of the Amazon TV series I Love Dick. [Salon]

Peter Schjeldahl reviews the Whitney Museum’s recently opened Hélio Oiticica retrospective, which he calls an “overdue revelation.” [The New Yorker]

Those in Power

Christina Olsen is now the director of the University of Michigan’s Museum of Art. [MLive]

How Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is using art to promote his politics. [Al-Monitor]

For an article in Vogue, Elizabeth Peyton has painted a portrait of German prime minister Angela Merkel. [The New York Times]

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