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Morning Links: Galleria Borghese Trial Edition

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For its 30th birthday, the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) has expanded its previous space  with a five story addition comprising almost 6,000 sq. meters. [The Art Newspaper]

The new Museum Garage in Miami’s Design District has facades designed by five different architects, and it’s certainly one of the most decorative parking structures ever built. [Vogue]

Google collaborated with non-profit CyArk for its new digital collection called “Open Heritage,” which features 3D models of over 25 archeological sites around the world. [Hyperallergic]

Art Market

Hauser & Wirth now represents the estate of Alina Szapocznikow, an artist best known for creating resin casts of her own body. [ARTnews]

A David Hockney painting titled Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Monica will go to auction in a few weeks at Sotheby’s New York. It’s estimated to fetch a record sum—between $20M and $30M—for the artist. [ARTnews]

A look at the Baltimore Museum of Art’s decision to sell seven works by big name artists like Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg in order to fund purchases of contemporary art, particularly pieces by women and artists of color. [Artnet News]


An obituary for Polixeni Papapetrou, a photographer known for her theatrical and sometimes disquieting images. Papapetrou was 57 years old. [The New York Times]

Larry Harvey, founder of Burning Man, an annual festival in Nevada that defies categorization, has died at age 70. [The New York Times]

The Talent

Anna Coliva, director of the Galleria Borghese in Rome, is facing charges of absenteeism. Where was she, you might ask? Coliva allegedly shirked her professional responsibilities for gym visits. [The Art Newspaper]


Non-profit arts center Self Help Graphics & Art is staying in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, having purchased a building for $3.6M. [Los Angeles Times]

Experts have determined that 82 paintings in a French museum dedicated to 19th-century artist Étienne Terrus are fakes. “Maybe we were a little naive to not have looked closer at the origins of these paintings,” Marthe-Marie Coderc, president of the local association Friends of the Terrus Museum, said. [NPR]

Zadie Smith on the complexity and poignancy of Deana Lawson’s photography. [The New Yorker]

Photographs by Camille Seaman capture climate change’s impact on cloud formations—there are now categories for formations made by smokestacks and airplane trails. [The New Yorker]

The Mississippi Arts Commission has received a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to mark locations around the state that figured into the lives of Mississippi’s most prolific writers. [The New York Times]

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