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Morning Links: Edward Gorey at the Ballet Edition

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Portret van danseres Ida Heath, 1894, print.



Christie’s has withdrawn Kerry James Marshall’s Knowledge and Wonder (1995) from a November 15 sale at its New York auction house. The mural—which was estimated between $10 million and $15 million—was to be sold by the city of Chicago to fund upgrades for the Legler Library, the public library branch where the work is housed. [ARTnews]

MCH Group, the parent company of Art Basel, “is selling its stakes in Art Düsseldorf and India Art Fair and will pull out of Singapore’s Art SG to ‘to stabilize the company,'” The Art Newspaper reports. [The Art Newspaper]

The Queens Museum has appointed Sally Tallant, head of the Liverpool Biennial in England, as its new director. [ARTnews]

The University of Texas at Dallas received a gift of over 400 works by Swiss artists. The institution is building its first museum for the purpose of exhibiting these artworks. [The Art Newspaper]


The first major Jannis Kounellis show since the artist’s death runs through December 21 at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York. Brown said of the exhibition, “It’s not a survey. It’s a call to arms, perhaps. He saw the space and he knew he wanted a show here. How do you put him back into the zeitgeist without it being a maudlin exercise in memory?” [ARTnews]

Events & Festivities

Here’s a rundown of LACMA’s eighth Art + Film Gala, which took place on Saturday night. The guests of honor at the glitzy affair were artist Catherine Opie and filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. The guest list also included Jon Favreau, Ryan Murphy, new MOCA LA director Klaus Biesenbach, and many others. [Los Angeles Times]

Here’s piece about illustrator and writer Edward Gorey’s fondness for the New York City Ballet. Peter Wolff, a friend of the artist, said that Gorey’s obsessive punctuality at Lincoln Center performances “was all part of his insane routine.” [The Paris Review]

Election Season

The Times looks at the intersections of voting, politics, and fashion. Vanessa Friedman writes, “This election cycle, getting out the vote is not just a talking, or lobbying, point. It’s a product category.” [T: The New York Times Style Magazine]


A new database developed by researchers at Indiana University Bloomington and the Advancing Women Artists Foundation will bring together information about works by women artists of the 15th to 19th-centuries. The project is called A Space of Their Own, and it is set to launch in spring 2019. [Artnet News]

A book of images by Rachel Cobb foregrounds the photographer’s longtime interest in the winds of the South of France. [Vogue]

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