Morning Links

Morning Links: Major Market Edition

Jean Henri de Coene, Market Gossip, 1827.


The Market

More gallery movement in New York: Andrew Kreps gallery is moving to Tribeca, and has also opened a jointly operated space in the Lower Manhattan neighborhood with the galleries Bortolami and Kaufmann Repetto. [ARTnews]

Artist Theaster Gates has joined Gagosian, and will continue to be represented by Regen Projects and White Cube. [ARTnews]

Lévy Gorvy, the powerhouse dealership with galleries in New York and London, will open a space in Hong Kong in March. [The Art Newspaper]

A lithograph by erstwhile artist Jerry Saltz is being offered for sale on eBay.
[eBay via @SpecificObject/Twitter]


A Renoir seascape estimated to sell for about $131,000 to $181,000 was stolen from the Dorotheum auction house in Vienna. “This is a brazen crime that sends a shiver down any curator’s spine,” said Esther Bell, the chief curator of the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, which has a Renoir show in the works. [The New York Times]


Artist Rashid Johnson’s film adaptation of Richard Wright’s Native Son will have its world premiere at Sundance, which opens in late January. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Art21 takes a look behind the scenes of the making of Alex Da Corte’s jaw-dropping contribution to the Carnegie International, the video installation Rubber Pencil Devil. [Art21]

In the department of “27 artists on the worst (and best) advice anyone ever gave them on being an artist,” Alighiero Boetti apparently once told Maurizio Cattelan, “Never write bullshit!” [New York]


Glenn Fuhrman, who founded the FLAG Foundation in New York 10 years ago, spoke with Amy Cappellazzo and Charlotte Burns about collecting and philanthropy. [In Other Words]

And Stephanie Ingrassia, who’s vice-chairwoman of the Brooklyn Museum, discussed similar topics with Hilarie M. Sheets. “I go through dealers,” Ingrassia said of her approach to art buying. “Auctions feel too commercial and pressured. I like the hunt. I like learning early and following an artist’s career.” [The New York Times]


Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, is set to begin construction on a 12,000-square-foot art museum, with a scheduled opening date of spring 2020. [Burnabynow]

The Media

Contributors to Suck magazine, the “experimental amalgam of sexual liberation, feminist ferment, alternative visual culture, and literary ambition” that ran from 1969 to 1974, discussed its legacy. [Document]

The Talent

Makeeba McCreary has been named chief of learning and community engagement at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She comes to the newly created position from the Boston Public Schools, where she was managing director and senior adviser of external affairs. [Press Release/MFA Boston]

Nina Simon, who has been director of the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz, California, since 2011, is stepping down. [Good Times]

Jill Hartz, who’s been executive director of the University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene for 10 years, will retire. [Around the O/University of Oregon]


Cubed Curve, the blue abstract sculpture by William Crovello that long sat outside the Time & Life Building in New York, has been relocated to Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. (The work reportedly had to be moved because of renovation work on the building.) [All Things Considered/WHYY]

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