Morning Links

Morning Links: Keith Haring Edition

Work by Keith Haring.



The Dia Art Foundation appointed six new trustees to its board, including artists Lorna Simpson and Will Ryman. [ARTnews]

New York art dealer Ezra Chowaiki admitted to making fraudulent agreements in buying and selling artworks through his Manhattan gallery. Prosecutors estimate that he fraudulently transferred over $16M worth of art—including works by Picasso, Chagall, and Degas—from 2015 to 2017. [The New York Times]

In the near future, the U.S. government may impose financial regulations on art dealers. New York law firm Pearlstein McCullough & Lederman said that legislation will probably be introduced in Congress during the week of May 14. [The Art Newspaper]

Abuse of Power

A woman who posed for Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki has accused the artist of exploiting and bullying her for 16 years. She wrote on her blog, “Looking back now, everything was excessive and extreme. Something in me was numb. He asked me to do abnormal things, and I did them as if they were normal.” [The New York Times]

The Swedish Academy announced that it will postpone awarding the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature until next year due to a sexual misconduct scandal. [Vanity Fair]

The Talent

Ellenor Alcorn, who is currently a curator in the European Sculpture and Decorative Arts department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, will be the new chair and curator of the European Decorative Arts department at the Art Institute of Chicago. [Artforum]


The Mississippi Museum of Art has acquired artworks by McArthur Binion, Titus Kaphar, Glenn Ligon, Deborah Luster, and Toyin Ojih Odutola, among others. [Artforum]


Artnet talked to a smattering of visitors at the Frieze Art Fair, asking what brought them to the event and how they feel about art fairs generally. [Artnet News]

On Keith Haring’s enduring presence in his hometown of Kutztown, Pennsylvania. [Hyperallergic]

A selection of censored photographs taken in America during the Great Depression will come to Whitechapel Gallery in London as part of the upcoming “Killed Negatives” exhibition. [The Guardian]

A look at one lotologist’s collection of 57,000 lottery tickets. [Atlas Obscura]

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