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Morning Links: Lucas Cranach the Elder Edition

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Adam and Eve, ca. 1530.



The architect Peter Marino has revealed plans to open an art foundation in Southampton, New York, that he says will “be a place for cultural and community activities.” Construction is slated to being in September 2019. [WWD]

Miami’s Bass museum has announced some of its latest acquisitions, including works by Sanford Biggers, Mark Handforth, Karen Rifas, Mika Rottenberg, and Lawrence Weiner. [Artforum]

Following a lengthy legal battle, the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, has been declared the rightful owner of a pair of Lucas Cranach the Elder paintings depicting Adam and Eve. The case had involved a claim that the works had been looted by the Nazis during World War II. [The Art Newspaper]

Cultural Awakenings

The Azerbaijani capital of Baku is undergoing a “cultural awakening,” according to a Forbes report on the city’s art scene. [Forbes]

Today’s Google Doodle honors Gerda Taro, a photographer who shot some of the most important images of the Spanish Civil War. It recognizes what would have been her 108th birthday. [CNET]


Should art fairs be more accommodating for mothers that need to breastfeed? According to various art professionals, by all means yes. But fair officials say that there are logistical and physical concerns that keep them from providing the adequate space needed for breastfeeding. [Hyperallergic]

Collector David Mugrabi is divorcing his wife, Libbie, to whom he has been married for the past 13 years. [Page Six]


What, exactly, happened with the Robert Indiana estate after the Pop artist died? The New York Times takes a deep dive into its business practices, which became the subject of a lawsuit last year. [The New York Times]

On Twitter yesterday, New York magazine critic Jerry Saltz posted an image featuring Donald Trump and Fox News host Sean Hannity engaged in a sexual act, which he deemed “great art,” causing some to allege that his tweet was homophobic. Saltz deleted the tweet and later apologized for it. [The Wrap]

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