Morning Links

Morning Links: Jam Session Edition

A jam session at the Festivals Acadiens et Créoles in Lafayette, Louisiana, in 2010.



Photographer Wolfgang Tillmans, architect Rem Koolhaas, and architectural historian Stephan Petermann are leading a four-day summit in Amsterdam, beginning today, about how to better brand the European Union. Yoeri Albrecht, a journalist involved in organizing the program called it “a kind of jam session for the greatest cultural thinkers in Europe to tinker and work with the idea of Europe.” [The New York Times]


Tomorrow the Kunsthalle Mannheim in Germany will open a €68 million (about $79.5 million) expansion largely funded by software billionaire Hans-Werner Hector. [The Art Newspaper]

At a public hearing in New York, there was robust debate about the Frick Collection’s proposed expansion. One Upper East Side resident felt that the plans had been “railroaded” through the community. [Curbed]

Market Machinations

Earlier this month, a George Condo painting sold for $6.16 million in New York at Christie’s, a new record, and his market is hot. “There’s zero supply, and you have this explosion because of it,” said Courtney Kremers, of Sotheby’s. [Artsy]

NADA will stage an exhibition—not a fair!—on Governors Island, which is just off the coast of Manhattan, this summer with work by Rainer Ganahl, Michael Mahalchick, Jerry the Marble Faun, Hayley Martell, and more. [ARTnews]


The Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, sold a Chinese vase from the early 18th century from its collection at Christie’s in Hong Kong for $14.5 million. The funds from the sale will go toward future acquisitions. [Tulsa World]

Who bought Norman Rockwell’s Blacksmith’s Boy (1940) at Sotheby’s last week from the collection of the Berkshire Museum? Crystal Bridges said it did not, while the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which purchased the Berkshire’s other Rockwell, Shuffleton’s Barbershop (1950), declined to comment. [The Berkshire Eagle]

The “Show Us Your Wall” column heads to Los Angeles and checks in with artist couple Jonas Wood and Shio Kusaka, whose collection includes pieces by Ed Ruscha, Ron Nagle, and the great ceramicists Magdalena Suarez Frimkess and Michael Frimkess. [The New York Times]

And More

Incredible: It seems that Manet somehow depicted movie director Taika Waititi many decades before he was born. [@TaikaWaititi/Twitter]

Heading to Sacramento for a long weekend? The Times recommends the Crocker Art Museum and the new Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at the University of California, Davis. [The New York Times]

And here are photographs of Oscar Tuazon’s current show at Luhring Augustine in Chelsea. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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