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Morning Links: Picasso in a Shopping Cart Edition

Collections & Exhibits

The Los Angeles Times had five lithographs by Pablo Picasso in its office, which the publication planned to sell when media-industry prospects took a downward turn. One problem, though: when workers went to collect the pieces for auction, they had gone missing. The case was recently cracked when former sports editor Bill Dwyre said he was gifted the pieces: “On my last day, I rolled Pablo Picasso out to my car in a grocery cart and they now hang in my home.” [Los Angeles Times]

Air India has been collecting since 1956. Today, its collection stands as a cohesive survey of Indian art. [Quartz]

The Morgan Library & Museum’s exhibit “The Magic of Handwriting” is showing the penmanship of cultural figures from Rasputin to Allen Ginsberg. [New York Times]

Industry News

Liberté Nuti, former international director of Impressionist and modern at Christie’s, has joined Hauser & Wirth as international senior director. [Hauser & Wirth]

British art world figures such as Norman Rosenthal and the Blenheim Art Foundation’s Michael Frahm expressed disdain for President Donald Trump’s visit to London. [The Art Newspaper]

The popularity of a new show at the new Kettle’s Yard space in Cambridge, England, suggests a trend moving away from gallery aesthetics and into viewing art in a domestic setting. [The Economist]


Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus Garden opened in New York’s Fort Tilden over the hottest weekend of the summer. Eight brave souls were photographed by the Times during the opening, showing how dedicated Kusama’s fans can be. [New York Times]

After the “Bossy Baby” balloon of Donald Trump is slated to fly over English Parliament, Scottish dissenters of Trump are asking for the balloon to visit a Trump golf course too. [Hyperallergic]

The New York-bred street photographerMichelle Groskopf gave the sun-drenched streets of Los Angeles a whirl. [New Yorker]

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