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Morning Links: Truffles Edition

The back side of François-Thomas Germain’s “La Machine d’Argent” or Centerpiece for a Table (surtout de table), 1754, whose sculptural still life includes a truffle among its many delicious contents.



Art Basel released the list of exhibitors that will appear in its Hong Kong fair in March. First-time participants include Luhring Augustine, Max Hetzler, and Paula Cooper. [ARTnews]

Christie’s will sell 13 Hudson River School paintings from the collection of Barrie and Kevin Landry, with all proceeds—which could total more than $2 million—going to groups aiding refugees. [ARTnews]

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the closure of Bushwick, Brooklyn–based gallery Signal, and other changes that are afoot in the neighborhood as a result of rising rents and the forthcoming shutdown of the L train. [Artsy]

Collector Aby Rosen snapped a photograph of Warhol magnate Alberto “Tico” Mugrabi with what appears to be an absolutely gargantuan haul of white truffles. [Aby Rosen/Instagram]


Katya Kazakina takes a look at the Andy Warhol market. Auction sales have been slow, but “at least four deals for more than $120 million were handled privately,” including one that saw Si Newhouse’s Orange Marilyn go to hedge-funder Ken Griffin for more than $200 million. [Bloomberg]

Wayne Gonzales, Nina Chanel Abney, Mickalene Thomas, and more artists spoke with Antwaun Sargent about Warhol’s influence on their work. [The New York Times]

Blake Gopnik, who’s readying a Warhol biography, writes about how the artist came to frame his business as one sprawling, multifaceted work of art. [The New York Times]

Germany at Mid-Century

“Was architect Philip Johnson a Nazi spy?” An excerpt from Mark Lamster’s forthcoming biography of the modernist, The Man in the Glass House, looks at his years in Germany in the 1930s. [New York]

Family members of legendary art dealer Paul Rosenberg have been trying for decades to reclaim a Degas portrait that they say was among 400 works taken from him by the Nazis. [The New York Times]


In a new Art21 video, Kara Walker and Jason Moran discuss their collaboration on Katastwóf Karavan (2018), the steam-powered calliope on the back of a wagon that Walker debuted at Prospect 4 in New Orleans earlier this year, with Moran working its keys. [Art21]

Julian Schnabel on his new van Gogh biopic. [Vice]

Anna Gaissert writes about Matt Magee, who sees himself as “a scavenger and archivist” making paintings “based on systems of randomness and order.” Magee has shows on tap in Marfa, Tuscon, and London next year. [Cultured]

The Talent

Powerhouse gallery Lévy Gorvy, which has branches in New York and London, has named Bona Yoo as a sales director. She previously worked at Lehmann Maupin, overseeing its expansion to Seoul. [ARTnews]


Parker Curry, the toddler who went viral in a photo of her standing in awe before Amy Sherald’s portrait of Michelle Obama, dressed as the First Lady in that painting for Halloween this year. [David Mack/Twitter]

Prepare to swoon. Through the link below are photographs of Raúl de Nieves’s current show at Freedman Fitzpatrick in Los Angeles. It’s open through Saturday! [Contemporary Art Daily]

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