Morning Links

Morning Links: Caviar Pizza Edition

Floris Claesz. van Dijck, Still Life with Cheese, c. 1615.

RIJKSMUSEUM, AMSTERDAM

News 

“‘It’s An Insult, Yes’: Okwui Enwezor on his Ignominious Farewell from Munich.” [e-flux / Spiegel]

In a time that calls for such an occasion, Nadja Sayej considers “The History of Fake News (and the Importance of the World’s Oldest School of Journalism),” an exhibition at the Boone County History & Culture Center in Missouri that “traces the history of fake news—from sensational hoaxes to propaganda, yellow journalism, misinformation and factual errors.” [The Guardian]

A reported steep decline in visitors at London’s National Portrait Gallery has been attributed to a counting error by the data company charged with counting such things. [The Art Newspaper]

The ‘Fun’ in Funds

Financier Michael Milken’s recent whirlwind tour of the Hamptons included a stop at Larry Gagosian’s place for caviar pizza. (What stuffs the crust—molten gold?) [Bloomberg]

“Within 20 minutes of arriving at the Trump International Beach Resort in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, I was attacked by a bird.” Rob Goyanes makes the scene at a surreal-seeming outpost in the Sunshine State. [Affidavit]

Here’s a story about the context of Kenneth C. Griffin’s recent $16 million gift to the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, the largest ever in the museum’s 77-year history. “Framed against some of Griffin’s other gifts over the last few years”—many chronicled herein—“his support for the Norton Museum finds the hedge fund titan further expanding a diverse brand of philanthropy.” [Inside Philanthropy]

History

“The German Lost Art Foundation tries to return art looted during World War II, but a family is challenging its ruling about works by Egon Schiele.” [The New York Times]

Chicago Magazine takes a good thorough look at the past and ongoing evolution of one of the Windy City’s greatest exports: Chicago house music. [Chicago Magazine]

Misc.

“Should art be about showing a person as he experiences a feeling or about finding a way to actually create that feeling in the viewer?” So wonders Cody Delistraty in an essay about wanderlust. [The Paris Review]

Concrete dinosaurs in California! And building-size donuts, tamales, and toads, too. All come in for consideration in Jim Heimann’s California Crazy: American Pop Architecture, recently republished by Taschen. [The New York Review of Books]

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