Morning Links

Morning Links: ‘The Standard Bearer’ Edition

Rembrandt van Rijn, The Standard Bearer, 1636.


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The Rothschilds

The Louvre in Paris has placed a bid on The Standard Bearer, a Rembrandt van Rijn painting from 1636. In order to keep the painting, which was once owned by the Rothschild family, the museum has 30 days to raise the sufficient funds. [The Art Newspaper]

Meanwhile, the Rothschilds are selling 57 lots at Christie’s in London, where the works are estimated to bring in £10 million ($12.9 million). Among the works for sale is a pair of giltwood cabinets made for King Philip V of Spain. [Bloomberg]


Gagosian gallery has brought on Kelly Huang as co-director of its San Francisco location. [ARTnews]

Clara Ha, formerly a partner at Kasmin gallery, is launching her own space in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood. Titled Chart, it opens in May. [Artnet News]

Rethinking the Collection

Tate Britain in London has rehung its permanent-collection galleries to include only works by women. But the results, Adrian Searle writes, are only so-so. “You want it to shake things up, but it doesn’t,” he notes. [The Guardian]

The Cleveland Museum of Art has acquired its first French Pointillist painting: an 1888 canvas by Louis Hayet. []


Artist Mavis Pusey, known for blocky abstractions that are now in the collections of the Whitney Museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and other institutions, has died at 90. [The Studio Museum in Harlem]

Around New York

The Brooklyn Museum in New York sold out all online tickets for its Frida Kahlo exhibition. [Twitter]

Creative Time has detailed its 2019 summit, which will include a discussion with artists Morehshin Allahyari and Tega Brain. [ARTnews]

Amanda Williams and Olalekan Jeyifous have been selected to create a monument to politician Shirley Chisholm in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. In the design for their 40-foot sculpture, Chisholm appears to sprout vinery that references the park’s surrounding greenery. [The New York Times]

New Zealand

Kirsten Paisley has been named director of the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki in New Zealand. The news follows some tumult: Gregory Burke, who previously was offered the position, withdrew after being accused of workplace harassment. [Artforum]

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