Morning Links

Morning Links: Interstellar Golden Urn Edition

A porcelain urn with gold made in France, ca. 1831–35.



A sale at Christie’s in New York last night of works from the collection of Barney A. Ebsworth fetched $317.8 million and set records for 13 artists, including Edward Hopper, whose 1929 painting Chop Suey sold for $91.9 million. [ARTnews]

Ahead of the late Brazilian artist’s Museu de Arte de São Paulo exhibition, Rubem Valentim will now be represented by Mendes Wood DM gallery. [Press Release]

If a show called “Young Thug as Paintings” sounds like something you’d want to see, you can now do so in Miami next month as part of the SCOPE Miami Beach art fair. [Pitchfork]


Forbes has released its 2019 “30 Under 30” list. Making the cut this year are artists Jordan Casteel, Matthew Angelo Harrison, Kayode Ojo, Elle Pérez, and Puppies Puppies, as well as Lever House Art Collection curator Roya Sachs. [Forbes]

Around New York

The Jewish Museum in New York will host a group show about Leonard Cohen this April. “The show is very moving,” Claudia Gould, the museum’s director, said. [The New York Times]

Tony Bechara has given a $1 million gift to El Museo del Barrio in New York. The funds will go toward the museum’s curatorial and educational initiatives. [Artforum]


Oops! The Gustav Klimt painting Apple Tree II (1916) was restituted to the wrong family following a mix-up between that canvas and another work by the Austrian painter featuring a tree. [The Art Newspaper]

Out of This World

In an homage to Robert Henry Lawrence Jr., the first African-American astronaut to train at NASA, Tavares Strachan will launch a 24-karat gold urn featuring a bust of Lawrence into space. [The New York Times]


Who wouldn’t want to watch this documentary about the Gee’s Bend quilters, a group of black Alabama women who craft extraordinary abstract textiles? [The New York Times]

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