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Morning Links: Steven Cohen Edition

Jeff Koons’s Rabbit, 1986, sold for $91.1 million, a record for a living artist.


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Around New York

According to Kenny Schachter, Steven Cohen is the buyer of a Jeff Koons sculpture that sold for $91 million at Christie’s in New York last week. Cohen has previously denied being the buyer of the work, though he has not yet responded to Schachter’s report. [Artnet News]

New York Times art critic Roberta Smith appears on the latest episode of restaurateur David Chang’s podcast, where she talks about similarities between the food and art worlds. [iTunes]

The Talent

In her first interview as director of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tania Coen-Uzzielli says that she is not worried about the threat of censorship by Israeli governmental forces. [Haaretz]

New Mexico Museum of Art director Mary Kershaw is departing her position to head up the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. [Albuquerque Journal]

The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis has named Mark Meister as its new director. [Minneapolis Star Tribune]

The Critics

Adrian Searle gives Luchita Hurtado’s Serpentine Galleries exhibition five stars, writing that the works on view are filled with “vitality, tenderness, spookiness, intimacy, gawkiness, sexiness, subtlety, anger, jazzy abstractions, totemic figures.” [The Guardian]


Lawrence Carroll, an American painter whose work was featured in Documenta IX, has died at 65. [Artforum]

Cheryl McClenney-Brooker, a director of external affairs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art who advocated for wall text explaining abstractions on view at the institution, has died at 70. []

Museums to Visit

This summer, the Akron Art Museum in Ohio will offer free admission for active-duty members of the military and their families. []

A prized collection of avant-garde art in . . . Uzbekistan? Yes, that’s right, and now that travel restrictions to the country are being lifted, you can see these modernist masterpieces, at the Nukus Museum of Art. [The Guardian]

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