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Morning Links: Second Summer of Love Edition

A still from Wu Tsang’s new film, TK.


Frieze, Partner

Following Frieze, TEFAF was the talk of the New York collector circuit. Check out our coverage of the VIP opening. [ARTnews]

Today, Frieze, in collaboration with Gucci, premieres the first of a new series of artist-made documentaries exploring the influence of Britain’s ecstasy-and-house-music fueled “Second Summer of Love.” First up: Wu Tsang. [ARTnews]

We also attended the opening of the politically-charged 1-54 fair, where we saw a piece by Elias Sime priced for six figures. [ARTnews]

Frustrations and disillusionment continue to build over the current state of the art fair as Frieze burns on. [Artnet ]

Meanwhile, in the Times, Roberta Smith defends art fairs as an important way to experience galleries in harmony with each other.  [New York Times]

Industry News

Sotheby’s quarter one reports have been released. [Global Newswire]

Two new members, Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Rafa Esparza, were appointed to the Hammer Museum’s artist council. [Artforum]

Art collector Hubert Neumann is suing Sotheby’s for the rights to a Basquiat painting, which he claims was “botched” at auction. [New York Times]

Smithsonian taps Saisha Grayson as curator of time-based art. [ARTnews]


Which New York City Museum would you like to date? Or better yet, which one are you like to date? At ARTnews, we’d like to believe we’re the Cloisters, but in reality we’re probably the New Museum. [The New Yorker]

Learn more about a new New York City Museum to add to the roster: The NYC Barber Museum. [New York Times]

Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby have both been removed from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. [Hyperallergic]

Rest in peace to Margaret McDermott, a philanthropist who specifically catered to the arts and sciences in Dallas, Texas. [Artforum]

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