Morning Links

Morning Links: Yo-Yo Ma Edition

Yo-Yo Ma.


The Law

Peter Max’s daughter, Libra Max, says that an agent for her father has stolen millions from him and that another is living in the artist’s home in St. John, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The artist has reportedly been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. [New York Post]

The Times reports on the ongoing drama around an attempt by a Canadian donor to give a suite of more than 2,000 Annie Leibovitz photographs to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax. Purchased for $4.75 million, the collection has been valued at $20 million, and Canadian tax authorities have some questions about that. [The New York Times]


The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond is bringing back its Artmobile program, which from 1953 to 1994 toured artworks around the state in “temperature-controlled, burglar-proofed and fire-alarmed tractor-trailers.” A 53-foot Volvo will be used this time. [Richmond Times-Dispatch]

Richard Rand, the former Clark Art Institute curator who is now associate director for collections at the Getty, said that pieces the Berkshire Museum plans to sell off are “the best and some of the most iconic works” in its collection. [The Berkshire Eagle]

Market Machinations

Condo, the program that involves dealers hosting shows by colleagues from other cities, will stage editions in Mexico City and Shanghai next year. [Artnet/Artforum]

Katya Kazakina notes that Sotheby’s stock (ticket symbol: BID) hit an all-time high yesterday, $57.7, meaning that the auction house is now worth $3.06 billion. [@artdetective/Twitter]


A total of 500 photographs by Vivian Maier, the prolific photographer whose work was discovered only after her death, have been donated to the University of Chicago. [Art Daily/Artforum]

Books and Shows

A Raphael show at the Ashmolean in Oxford, England, is “unlikely to be matched in Britain for several decades” because of the trove of drawings it includes, Charles Hope writes. [London Review of Books]

Wendy Smith says that the new Walter Hopps memoir by Deborah Treisman, with our colleague Anne Doran, The Dream Colony, “captures three decades in the art world with … passion and perception.” Smith also reminds us that Hopps’s grandfather once helped out a banker by using dynamite to open the door of a safe that was stuck shut. [The Washington Post]


Yo-Yo Ma argues that Louis Kahn’s concert barge, the Point Counterpoint II, which is slated for demolition, should be saved. The ship “sails as a powerful, living testament to American creativity and to the elemental role that culture plays in human life,” Ma writes. [The New York Review of Books]

And More

A little slice of heaven: photos of Cerith Wyn Evans’s show at Marian Goodman in Paris. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Some big David Byrne news from The Onion. [The Onion]

And here are photographs from a wedding at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts. [Brides]

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