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Morning Links: Victor Pinchuk and Donald Trump Edition

Victor Pinchuk.



This May, Christie’s will sell works from Steve Wynn’s collection, including an Andy Warhol “Elvis” painting that’s estimated to be worth $30 million. The news comes amid reports that Wynn, who has made appearances on ARTnews’s “Top 200 Collectors” list almost every year since 1998, has been accused of sexual misconduct. [Artnet News]

The Aboriginal Art Centre Hub of West Australia has said in a new statement that the selling of fake art by indigenous groups “is the exploitation of Aboriginal culture, peoples and communities.” The center has asked for these sales of faux indigenous objects to be made punishable by law. [The Guardian]

Too Much Information

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly investigating a $150,000 donation that Ukrainian steel magnate and ARTnews “Top 200” collector Victor Pinchuk made to the Trump Foundation in 2015. [The New York Times]

In Boston, a couple museums are showing works that make use of virtual reality technology. One is the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, which is currently exhibiting a new piece by Jon Rafman that, the artist says, partly responds to the “informational overload” people face on a daily basis. [WBUR]

The Talent

Wolfgang Orthmayer, previously of Sony Music, has been chosen to replace Annette Kulenkampff as the CEO of Documenta on an interim basis. He’s now faced with dealing with a $6 million deficit left behind from the tenure of Kulenkampff, who departed amid questions regarding the organization’s financial management. []

Quartz takes a look inside the Indian art market with Gaurav Bhatia, the managing director of Sotheby’s in the country, who has this to say: “Indian clients have spent in excess of $250 million in our auctions. It shows a certain robustness in the market. It’s no longer about speculators, it’s about genuine art collectors who buy art for the love of it.” [Quartz]

Around New York

Ever wanted to eat an artwork? Now you can, thanks to Eduardo Navarro’s exhibition at the Drawing Center, where edible drawings are being served. “Perhaps if you truly want to understand a drawing, you have to just eat it,” Navarro said in a new interview. [The New York Times]

Diana Rigg (a.k.a. Olenna Tyrell from Game of Thrones) takes a spin through the Frick Collection in New York, and accidentally gets a little lost in the process. [The New Yorker]

Last night, the New York Academy of Art held a one-night-only show honoring the artist Mickalene Thomas. Included were works by Zanele Muholi, Catherine Howe, and Hilary Harkness. [The Cut]

Antwaun Sargent reviews the Museum of Modern Art’s sprawling Adrian Piper retrospective, which he says “underscores how confrontation is a central point of her overture.” [Artsy]

Tracey Emin

In an interview with BBC Radio 4 this morning, Tracey Emin revealed that she had been sexually assaulted by a “high-profile female artist.” “Sexual harassment is sexual harassment regardless of what sex it is,” she said. [The Art Newspaper]

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