Morning Links

Morning Links: Voids of Meaning Edition

Nicolas Delaunay, after Pierre Antoine Baudouin, The Empty Quiver (Le Carquois épuisé), 1775.


Market Matters

With the cost of art fairs a hotly debated topic at the moment, the Art Newspaper did a deep dive on what booths cost at various events. [The Art Newspaper]

The collection of Robin Williams and his second wife, Marsha, which will be sold at Sotheby’s next month, includes artwork by Banksy, Deborah Butterfield, and Gus Van Sant, as well as a number of Golden Globe trophies. [The New York Times]

The veteran art dealer Max Hetzler, who has galleries in Berlin and Paris, is opening one in London. “We wanted to establish a presence in London as it has always been, and will remain, one of the most important cultural capitals of the world,” Hetzler said. [The Art Newspaper]


Deborah Cullen, the director of the Bronx Museum of the Arts, has work in the apartment she shares with her husband, artist Arnaldo Morales, by Rafael Ferrer, Paco Cao, Romare Bearden, Elizam Escobar, and quite a few more. [The New York Times]

The Biennial Beat

The full artist list is out for the 14th Sharjah Biennale, which runs next year from March to June. It has on it names like Cory Arcangel, Stan Douglas, Wu Tsang, Tracey Rose, Xu Zhen, Tuấn Andrew Nguyễn, and many more. [e-flux]

And here’s a profile of Omar Kholeif, one of the biennale’s curators, by Melissa Gronlund. “My dream is to see a major commission by [James] Turrell in the UAE,” Kholeif said. “I think the UAE is desperate for a Turrell skyscape . . . ” [The National]

The Critics

Amanda Hess spent the summer visiting pop-up Instagram traps like the Museum of Ice Cream’s Pint Shop and the Rosé Mansion. “What began as a kicky story idea became a masochistic march through voids of meaning,” she writes. “I found myself sleepwalking through them, fantasizing about going to a real museum. Or watching television. Or being on Twitter.” [The New York Times]

Christopher Knight calls Tyler Green’s new biography of the pioneering photographer Carleton Watkins “fascinating and indispensable.” [Los Angeles Times]


The Hammer is organizing a show of Victor Hugo’s drawings, the first exhibition of the writer and artist’s works on paper in the United States in 20 years. “There are like five drawings in the US, and 3,000 in Europe,” Cynthia Burlingham, one of the show’s curators, said. [The Art Newspaper]

Rick Owens is profiled in the new issue of GQ by John Jeremiah Sullivan. Among the scenes: the designer talks for a bit about a painting he saw at the Petit Palais in Paris. [GQ]

The Talent

Tamara Holmes Brothers has joined Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art as director of development. She’s coming from Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, where she served as director of corporate and foundation relations. [Press Release]

Jill Maney has been named director of development at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, New York. [Business Journal News Network]

With François de Ricqlès departing as president of Christie’s France to start an art-advisory business, Cécile Verdier, who’s currently the vice-president of Sotheby’s France, has been selected as his successor. [The Art Newspaper]

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