Morning Links

Morning Links: Bourgeois Homebody Edition

Claude Monet, Water Lilies , 1919.



A German thief was fined for taking trashed works from Gerhard Richter’s studio out of his bin. To bring the “one mans trash” expression home, the pieces were supposedly worth 60,000 euros ($67,000). [Artdaily]

Marinaro now represents Patrice Renee Washington. [Release]

Jack Shainman is set to stage a show of collaborative works by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat this summer. [ARTnews]

Friday Reads

Urs Fischer divulges what’s on his camera roll, revealing two pet rats, Harmony Korine’s Miami studio, and some shadow puppets. [Interview]

“Was Monet a radical modernist or a bourgeois homebody?” [Washington Post]

Ross Bleckner gets us up to speed on his work on the occasion of his first show in New York in five years, at Petzel Gallery. He addresses the scandal of his former dealer Mary Boone selling a faulty work of his to actor Alec Baldwin: “I did not know that,” he said. “And I thought she would say that it had been painted as close to the original as possible.”
[New York Times]

To Build A City

Richard Armstrong, the director of the Guggenheim foundation and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, said that the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi could be completed in the next three to four years. [The Art Newspaper]

In 2015, the Bjarke Ingels Group announced plans for a new development in downtown Pittsburgh which has recently been shelved. Here, a deep dive into the groups that are keeping future planning in gridlock. [Citylab]

Sarah Lewis

Art historian Sarah Lewis pens an essay on the racial bias inherent in photography. “Photography is not just a system of calibrating light, but a technology of subjective decisions. Light skin became the chemical baseline for film technology, fulfilling the needs of its target dominant market,” she writes. [New York Times]

A look back to 2016 when she spoke with ARTnews when she was the guest editor for an issue of Aperture, titled Vision and Justice. She said, “The arts have long been a way to get us to walk toward justice, and this is the beginning for me of an exploration of how.”[ARTnews]

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