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Morning Links: Extraordinary Apples Edition

Saint James’s Factory, Apple, ca. 1755, soft-paste porcelain.

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News

The Musée d’Orsay in Paris closed early on Saturday due to a nearby protest led by the Yellow Vests. [ARTnews]

The Art Newspaper reports a rise in fake artworks falsely attributed to African-American artists including Alma Thomas, Beauford Delaney, Charles White, Romare Bearden, and others. [The Art Newspaper]

The Cornelia Street Café—a New York institution that hosted jazz performances, burlesque shows, and more—has closed after nearly 42 years in business. [The New York Times]

Photography

For an upcoming exhibition on JMW Turner and John Ruskin, artist Emma Stibbon has captured the effects of climate change in the French Alps. Stibbon’s project has focused on locations—like the Mont Blanc glaciers—that inspired the 19th-century painters. [The Guardian]

Here’s a piece on photographer William Mullan’s recently released book Odd Apples, which features images of many types of the fruit. He said that his favorite apple in the monograph, the Niedzwetzkyana, is “the mother of most apples that have a pigmented flesh.” [T: The New York Times Style Magazine]

The Getty Research Institute has digitized more than 6,000 Ottoman-era photographs. The works can be viewed and downloaded for free. [Hyperallergic]

Performance

The fashion collective Vaquera will stage a performance titled “Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead” at MoMA PS1 in April. The group said of the show, “We will deconstruct what it is about the characters from The Wizard of Oz that have resonated with so many people…You can expect something wild and bizarre.” [Vogue]

Miscellaneous

A profile of Vjeran Tomic, who stole five paintings from the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 2010. Of his fascination with art, Tomic said, “I love to touch antique objects, and I sense a great past—of generations and generations—that I think are a part of the works.” [The New Yorker]

Take a look inside the Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles, which opened in 1963 and will soon move to a new space in the city. [Atlas Obscura]

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