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Morning Links: ‘Cash on the Wall’ Edition

Kerry James Marshall, Knowledge and Wonder, 1995.



Following the withdrawal of his Chicago Public Library mural from a Christie’s sale in New York, Kerry James Marshall has said that he’s done making public art. “There would be no reason to do public works, especially public works that could be moved, because at any opportunity that work could be seen as nothing but cash on the wall,” he told the Chicago Tribune. [The Chicago Tribune]

To pay for its legal fees and to maintain the artist’s mansion in Maine, the Robert Indiana Foundation will sell works by Ed Ruscha and Ellsworth Kelly this month at Christie’s, where they’re estimated to bring in around $4 million. [The New York Times]


With her Jewish Museum survey having just opened in New York, artist Martha Rosler gets the profile treatment. [The New York Times]

Sadaharu Horio, one of the few living members of the Japanese avant-garde Gutai, has died at age 79. [Artforum]


Folks, we have an art mystery on our hands: What was Kanye West doing at the Modern Art Museum Fort Worth in Texas this past weekend? [Star-Telegram]

Joshua Rivkin’s new Cy Twombly biography grapples with the mysteries of the artist and his life by refusing to solve them—which, according to a New York Times review, is occasionally the book’s undoing. “The flaw of the book becomes its fetish,” the Times says. [The New York Times]


Last night the Museum of Arts and Design in New York revealed Cannupa Hanska Luger as the winner of its inaugural Burke Prize for craft, which comes with $50,000. [ARTnews]

Agence Christiane Schmuckle-Mollard has won the 2018 WMF/Knoll Modernism Prize for its preservation of the Karl Marx School in Villejuif, France. [ARTnews]


Warner Brothers has forced the R. W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport, Louisiana, to cancel a Harry Potter–themed dinner, alleging that hosting the event would have been copyright infringement. [The Shreveport Times]

Can’t make it to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, for its survey of contemporary indigenous art? Fear not: curator Mindy Besaw is on hand to discuss some of the exhibition’s standout pieces. [Artnet News]

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