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Morning Links: Too Rare For MoMA Edition

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The National Gallery of Victoria in Australia has borrowed never-before-exhibited pieces from MoMA’s collection, creating an exhibit “so rare you won’t even see it at MoMA.” [Visual Arts Hub]

On World Refugee Day (next Wednesday, June 20), the Public Art Fund is selling an edition of banners inspired by Ai Weiwei’s New York installation project “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” for charity. [eBay]

Sandycombe Lodge, artist J.M.W. Turner’slush garden and home outside of London, has been revitalized and is available to visit after an ambitious restoration effort. [The Guardian]

Leonid Mikhelson, a prominent Russian collector, has invested in a former power plant that will soon be one of Russia’s few contemporary art museums. [Bloomberg]

After an Italian court ruled that the Getty Museum must turn over an ancient Greek bronze sculpture, the museum has appealed the ruling. [The Art Newspaper]

Numbers Game

Reuters took the temperature of the market so far at Art Basel and found big sales up top but questions that remain for galleries in the middle. [Reuters]

While you’re at it, catch up with ARTnews‘s complete coverage of Basel Week, which wraps up this Sunday. [ARTnews]

Friday Reads

In Aspen, Colorado, artist Lee Mulcahy was cited for littering, though he claims he had installed a sculpture of readymade objects. [Aspen Times]

Your “This picture looks like a Renaissance painting!” joke isn’t quite as on-the-nose as you might like it to be, at least according to art historian Rachel Wetzler. [The Outline]

L.A. Times critic Christopher Knight reviews Barbara Kruger’s site-specific mural on Santa Monica Boulevard, saying her “stark, carefully laid out design cleverly turns the façade of an innocuous strip-building into the memory of a Greek temple.” [Los Angeles Times]

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