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Morning Links: Poker Edition

Attributed to Johannes van Wijckersloot, The Card Game on the Cradle: Allegory, 1643–83.


The Market

Here’s a profile of Ed Dolman, the CEO of Phillips, which is on track to ring up $1 billion of sales this year, a target that he set when he took the top job four years ago. “The art world is made up of relationships, and he’s very good with people,” the New York dealer Bill Acquavella said. “And he’s a smart businessman—he knows how to keep prices under control.” [The New York Times]

Art Basel Miami Beach will not stage its free outdoor sculpture show, Public, this year; instead, in conjunction with the Kitchen, it will present a performance piece conceived by Abraham Cruzvillegas in a large space in the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center that it calls home. [Miami Herald]

Mark Grotjahn will open a show at Gagosian’s West 24th Street branch in Chelsea next week, and gallery director Sam Orlofsky suggested that the artist’s poker skills have contributed to his market success. “He has a super-intense sense of risk-taking and knows how to gauge someone’s appetite,” Orlofsky said. [The Wall Street Journal]


Under the name Natascha Süder Happelmann, Natascha Sadr Haghighian will represent Germany at the 2019 Venice Biennale. [ARTnews]


The Brazilian musician and activist Caetano Veloso penned an op-ed for the New York Times about politics in his home country: “Dark forces, from within and from without, now seem to be forcing us backward and down.” [The New York Times]


“The Auschwitz museum has obtained a new relic from the death camp that Nazi Germany operated during World War II: the baton of the inmate orchestra’s conductor.” [Associated Press]

The Media

Norman Rockwell fans, eat your heart out! After a decade of work, The Saturday Evening Post has fully digitized its issues going back to 1821, and they are all accessible to subscribers. [The New York Times]


The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire will name its library after writer James Baldwin, who was a resident at MacDowell on three occasions. [Associated Press/The Seattle Times]

The Talent

Janine B. Napierkowski has been named director of administration and operations of the Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center in Nyack, New York. She was previously director of operations at Rube Goldberg Inc. [Press Release/Hopper House]


The latest episode of Sotheby’s In Other Words podcast features High Line Art’s director Cecilia Alemani and Carnegie International curator Ingrid Schaffner. [In Other Words]

Here are photographs of Lisa Holzer’s handsome-looking show at Galerie im Turm in Berlin. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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