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Morning Links: Australian Glass Edition

Glass fragment, 1828–1868.

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News

The Independent Art Fair opened on Thursday, drawing crowds to scope out booths for 64 galleries at Spring Studios in Tribeca. Read a report from the floor of the fair. [ARTnews]

Keep up with ARTnews‘s complete coverage of all the rest of the action as New York’s Armory Week rolls on. [ARTnews]

Collectors

Pamela and C. Richard Kramlich commissioned a three-level structure from Herzog & de Meuron in Napa Valley to house their stellar collection of video and time-based art. Among the artists on show there, in a project they coyly said cost somewhere between $10 million and $200 million, are Matthew Barney, Dara Birnbaum, Christian Marclay, William Kentridge, and many more. [The New York Times]

According to a newly released report from Art Basel and the Swiss bank UBS, the global art market has grown over the past year, with worldwide sales for 2018 reaching $67.4 billion, compared to $63.7 billion in 2017. [ARTnews]

Christina Quarles won the inaugural $50,000 Pérez Prize from Pérez Art Museum Miami. [ARTnews]

Before an auction of art from the collection of George Michael, three artists talked about works the late pop star loved. [The New York Times]

Artists

The Paris Review has a slideshow of images from the new David Zwirner show of work by R. Crumb. [The Paris Review]

Interview magazine features German artist Anne Imhof in a discussion of her life and work. [Interview]

Don Nice, known for Pop Art and paintings inspired by the Hudson River, died at 86. [The New York Times]

“Each year, Australia’s best glass artists compete for the prestigious Tom Malone prize. Art Gallery of Western Australia curator Robert Cook says, ‘Glass is one of the most exciting and dynamic art forms in this country.” Check out shortlisted pieces for the $15,000 prize. [The Guardian]

Misc.

“The Library of Congress wants to attract more visitors. Will that undermine its mission?” The Washington Post looks into plans being worked on by director Carla D. Hayden. [The Washington Post]

“A Swedish art project is offering the ultimate dream job for slackers: It will pay someone about $2,280 a month to do whatever their heart desires. The successful candidate will be required to clock in and out every day at the new Korsvägen train station in Gothenburg, Sweden. Other than that, the position has no set responsibilities or duties.” [CNN]

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