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Morning Links: Mondrian Edition

Piet Mondrian’s gravestone at Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn.


The Return of the Real

This is the curious case of a painting that was presented at a number of museums as a Mondrian, but which a specialist on the artist believes may be a copy—a story that raises questions about the responsibility of museums to authenticate works they present. [The New York Times]

Market Action

Here’s the exhibitor list for the 2017 Untitled art fair in Miami Beach, which includes Fort Gansevoort, Fredericks & Freiser, and more. [ARTnews]

Museum Action

Jane Perlez previews the Guggenheim’s hotly anticipated exhibition “Art and China After 1989.” [The New York Times]

Here’s a look at the finances of Documenta 14, the “museum of 100 days,” which has been criticized for running a deficit. The show’s artistic director, Adam Szymczyk, said that some officials might use that deficit “as a punitive instrument against the exhibition itself,” possibly resulting in a situation where “no crazy ideas are possible anymore.” [The New York Times]

The Museum for Urban Contemporary Art, which is being touted as the world’s largest museum for street art, has opened in Berlin. [Mental Floss]


Artist Mel Ziegler discusses his collection of artifacts and souvenirs related to Mt. Rushmore. “I actually have a Mount Rushmore perfume,” he said. [The New York Times]

The Talent

Henry Tang Ying-yen has been tapped to be the board chairman of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority in Hong Kong. [ArtAsiaPacific via Artforum]

The indefatigable Jens Hoffmann will serve as artistic director of the second Honolulu Biennial. Nina Tonga and Scott Lawrimore will serve as curators. [Artforum]

The indefatigable art gallery Hauser & Wirth has hired Florence Derieux, the curator of American art and curator-at-large for the Centre Pompidou, to be its director of exhibitions. She will be based in New York. [Artnet News]

And More

Here are photographs of Qiu Zhijie’s show at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Tom Holland reviews Zoë Lescaze’s “panoramic study of paleoart.” [New Statesman]

It’s a bit difficult to summarize, but rest assured that you will enjoy this story about a brown recipe, online commenting, and adultery. [The Cut]

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