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Morning Links: Museum Storage Edition

A follower of Willem van de Velde II’s 17th-century Seascape is part of the collection at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.



The Times takes a look at art institutions’ massive holdings of objects, some of which have never been exhibited. In this interactive article, you’re quizzed on how museums rank artworks in their storage spaces. [The New York Times]

On the connections between museum unions and multimillion dollar expansions, Jillian Steinhauer writes, “For workers, it seems, the high-flying expenditures have thrown low pay into sharp relief.” [The Art Newspaper]

The Miami-based collector Jorge M. Pérez has gifted $1.5 million in art and cash to the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid. [ARTnews]


Christie’s will sell works from the collection of Drue Heinz, who died last year at age 103, in May and June. Pieces on the block will include a sculpture by René Magritte and a painting by Amedeo Modigliani. [The New York Times]

And Sotheby’s will offer—for the pieces’ first time at auction—two works by Mark Rothko at its contemporary art evening sale in New York in May. [ARTnews]


Here are Matt Eich’s images of life in rural Mississippi, which figure in his new book Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town. [The New Yorker]

The artist Alec Soth has a soon-to-be-released monograph titled I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating. He said of the project, “I guess I wanted to make quieter photographs. It was also about the thrill of curiosity—what books are on the shelves, what that tells you about the person.” [The Guardian]


“New Icons,” an exhibition of work by Derrick Adams, opened at Mary Boone’s Fifth Avenue space last week. The dealer, who has been sentenced to 30 months in jail for tax fraud, said at the event that she hopes for “a fresh start…if I don’t die in prison.” [Bloomberg]


Here is an essay on Ana Mendieta in which Emily LaBarge writes, “At the heart of Mendieta’s work is a sense of boundlessness. There is a desire to share an experience even in solitude.” [The Paris Review]

Behold German photographer Karl-Ludwig Lange’s collection of more than 1,800 bricks, which he has been amassing for about 30 years. [Atlas Obscura]

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