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Morning Links: Bootleg Art Edition

Venetian or façon de Venise, probably south Lowlands or Germany, late 16th or early 17th century.

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The Market

Frieze New York opened on Randalls Island for its eighth edition, which saw a number of absent, comfortable temperatures, and numerous sales. [ARTnews]

Here’s a tour of the fair, from Chris Ofili to Leonor Fini to Senga Nengudi. [ARTnews]

Katya Kazakina notes that a number of billionaires, including Steve Cohen, Joe Lewis, and Mitchell Rales, have loaned paintings to shows at Upper East Side galleries. [Bloomberg]

James Tarmy asked a number of market players how they would spend $1 million in art. [Bloomberg]

Artists

Dawoud Bey discussed his absolutely essential photographs of David Hammons performance works, which are on view at Frieze, with Max Lakin. “We were just doing what we do,” he said. “We were just two friends making stuff, you know? At the time, that’s what it was. Now, you know, it’s at Frieze.” [The New York Times]

In advance of his appearance at the Venice Biennale, artist Alex Da Corte talked about his work with Sebastian Smee. “I’ve been thinking about what bad behavior is,” he said. [The Washington Post]

Eric Doeringer is selling bootleg versions of works that will be on offer at Christie’s contemporary art evening sale later this month. “We’re flattered,” Alex Rotter, of Christie’s, said in an email. “Whether it is art or music, a good bootleg version reminds you of an experience that you enjoyed and want to hold onto. [The New York Times]

Museums

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, the director of the Castello di Rivoli in Turin, Italy, discussed the soon-to-debut villa and collection of Francesco Federico Cerruti. [The Art Newspaper]

Here’s a look at the expansion work being done on the Asheville Art Museum in North Carolina. [News 13/WLOS]

The Talent

Helen Toomer has been named director of the International Fine Print Dealers Association’s annual Fine Art Print Fair in New York. [ArtFixDaily]

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