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Morning Links: Kevin Durant Edition

Durant in 2014.



At a strong $284.5 million sale last night at Sotheby’s in New York, a Kerry James Marshall painting sold for $21.1 million, four times his earlier record at auction. [ARTnews]

The artist Kim McCarty and restaurateur Michael McCarty—of the power-lunch haven Michael’s—discussed their art collection with Ted Loos. [The New York Times]

The Getty Museum has acquired a Roman marble portrait bust of a man from the 2nd century AD. It will go on view at the Getty Villa in June. [Press Release]


The art world has lost two great gallerists. Vienna dealer Georg Kargl died yesterday at the age of 62. He opened his first space, Galerie Metropol, with Christian Meyer in the late 1970s before starting his own gallery in 1998. [Artforum]

And Richard Gray, who had two locations in Chicago and one in New York, died at the age of 89. A cornerstone of the Windy City’s art world, he had been in business since 1963. [ARTnews]

The Talent

Francisco Sanin and Lim Jaeyong have been named co-directors of the 2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. [ArchDaily]

Hartmut Dorgerloh, who currently leads the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation in Berlin, has been nominated to be director of the Humboldt Forum, the “center of education and research on the natural world and world cultures” that is slated to open next year in the reconstructed royal palace in the city. [The Art Newspaper]

Real Estate

The Times took a look at the five-bedroom, 7,400-square-foot East Hamptons estate that basketball star Kevin Durant rented in 2016 to hold meetings with teams hoping to sign him. As it happens, it’s on Further Lane, the same road where dealer Larry Gagosian has a home. [The New York Times]

Arts Centers

CNN profiles Creative Growth in Oakland, California, “the world’s first and largest nonprofit center dedicated to giving artists with disabilities the space to let their talents shine.” It opened in 1974. [Great Big Story/CNN]

Hillsborough County in Florida, which includes Tampa, is looking into creating a new African-American art museum. [Tampa Bay Times]

And More

Here are photos of Korakrit Arunanondchai’s current show at Clearing in Brussels. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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