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Morning Links: Stashed Thornton Dial Drawings Edition


Thornton Dial.


In Trouble with the Law

Georgia’s Supreme Court has disbarred the lawyer Gary Coulter, who reportedly held 121 drawings by Thornton Dial owned by a client who had yet to pay their legal bills. Those drawings are worth a cool $850,000. [Atlanta Journal Constitution]

The artist Anish Kapoor has filed suit against the NRA for copyright infringement, alleging that the gun rights organization used an image of his sculpture Cloud Gate in its advertising without his permission. He’s asking for $150,000 for each infringement. [ARTnews]

Andy Warhol

Whitney Museum curator Donna De Salvo has offered some of the first details about her upcoming Andy Warhol retrospective, which will open at the New York institution this November. The exhibition will notably not shy away from the queer aspects of the Pop artist’s oeuvre. [The New York Times]

Flashback: The New York Review of Books has pulled from its archives a Robert Hughes essay about Warhol, written on the occasion of a retrospective of the artist’s prints held at Castelli Graphics and the release of a catalogue raisonné. [The New York Review of Books]

The Refugee Crisis

As part of a project made for London’s Chisenhale Gallery and the Liverpool Biennial, artist Banu Cennetoglu and the Guardian have published a list of the 34,361 people who have died trying to reach Europe. But “the toll is almost certainly far higher than 34,361,” the report notes, given that many migrant deaths aren’t reported by the media. [The Guardian]

The star of Manifesta 12, which opened last week in Palermo, Italy, is, well, the city of Palermo, according to one report by Evan Moffitt. The biennial is at once a tour of the city’s history and a reminder of “the urgency of the migration crisis,” he writes. [Frieze]

An Update from Glasgow

Following a destructive fire this past weekend, the Glasgow School of Art will be “saved in some form,” according to its director, Tom Inns. [BBC News]


Art has reportedly bested wine as the top luxury asset, according to a new report put out by Knight Frank’s Luxury Investment Index. Let’s drink to that! [Barron’s]

Art Basel has given its Baloise Art Prize this year to Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Suki Seokyeong Kang, who will now take home $30,000. Their works will also be added to the collections of two European museums—the Staatliche Museum zu Berlin and MUDAM in Luxembourg. [Artforum]

A Sotheby’s sale of Impressionist and modern art in London brought in just $115.7 million yesterday—a number well below its pre-sale estimate. Among the works sold were a Pablo Picasso portrait of his lover Marie-Therese Walter that was bought for nearly $36 million. [Bloomberg]

Shows to See

Gauri Gill on her MoMA PS1 exhibition: “I hope the work is not about othering, because those are the circumstances—of the grotesque structural inequality that exist.” [Artforum]

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