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Salvador Dalí on Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Installation view of '13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World's Fair' at the Queens Museum.PETER DRESSEL
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Morning Links: Most Wanted Men Edition

“A second plaintiff has come forward with a fraud claim against Germany’s most prominent art adviser, Helge Achenbach, according to the Handelsblatt. The state prosecutor, Anette Milk would only confirm on Thursday that a second claimant had been registered but … Read More

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The Market for Jane Austen Ephemera Is Heating Up

The New York Times today examines the market for objects related to the life of Jane Austen, which have seen a curious hot streak at auction recently. From The Times: Scraps of Austen penmanship are also sought. In June an autographed … Read More

The Temple of Dendur, ca. 15 B.C.COURTESY  METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
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Morning Links: Temple of Dendur Edition

“Gwangju Biennale president resigns in censorship row.” [The Art Newspaper] Dutch conceptual artist Ger van Elk has died. [Artforum] “A man who was photographed by a bystander splashed a red substance on a blank gallery wall on the third floor … Read More

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Local Paper Takes Offense as ‘The Onion’ Mocks Local Museum

Last week The Onion published a news item, “Museum Proudly Exhibits Picasso Shitty Enough To Be In Kansas City,” which offered what you might expect from such a piece of satire (e.g. “Art experts agreed with Simmons that the sketch would … Read More

The Sweet William Dwarf plant, which is a biennial.WIKIMEDIA
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Morning Links: Biennial Edition

Brooklyn gets its own biennial. [NYT] Filmmaker and artist John Waters will perform his one-man show at Cincinnati’s FotoFocus biennial. [The Art Newspaper] Hammer Museum announces “Made in L.A.” biennial prizes. [The New York Times] “Designs for three permanent public works … Read More

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Louise Lawler Plans Sotheby’s Project for High Line

  The New York Times reports that the High Line’s next commission for the billboard at the base of the High Line will be an image by Louise Lawler taken at Sotheby’s auction house. The piece features work by Donald … Read More

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Morning Links: Graffiti Edition

New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton and a New York Post columnist condemn the Museum of the City of New York’s graffiti show “City as Canvas.” [The Wall Street Journal/New York Post] “All Across America, Artists Are Taking Over … Read More

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Judge Approves Corcoran Merger With National Gallery, George Washington University

The Washington Post reports that a judge in the D.C. Superior Court approved a plan that would have the Corcoran Gallery of Art merge with the National Gallery and George Washington University. The plan had been stalled over objections from … Read More

Ingres, Comtesse d'Haussonville, 1845, which is in the collection of the Frick.FRICK COLLECTION
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New Trustees for the Frick Collection

New York’s Frick Collection announced today that two new members have been elected to its board of trustees, James S. Reibel, M.D., and Melinda Martin Sullivan. “Jay Reibel and Melinda Sullivan bring to the Frick diverse and committed backgrounds in … Read More

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Johann Koenig on Instagram: ‘The Art Market Was Always Driven by Opinion Leaders’

Head over to Bast for a fun little interview with Berlin’s Johann Koenig, who has some great insights about art dealing in general, and how it’s changed today. Here’s Koenig on Instagram: I don’t think social media is relevant for … Read More

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Stella McCartney Collaborates With Petra Cortright

New York magazine’s The Cut reports that designer Stella McCartney has collaborated with Petra Cortright (described as “the Internet’s new favorite artist”) on a series of videos, the first of which was released today and is available below. Cortright models McCartney’s … Read More

Budapest in 1946. 

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Hungarian Sculptor Defends Nazi Occupation Memorial

Peter Parkanyi Raab, the sculptor behind Budapest’s new monument to the victims of the Nazi occupation, defended his work to The Wall Street Journal today. Critics of the monument say that it downplays Hungary’s role in Nazi atrocities, since it … Read More

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Clarion Award for ARTnews’ Leonardo Benatov Profile

The Association for Women in Communications has awarded ARTnews one of its Clarion Awards, “which honor excellence” and “symbolize excellence in clear, concise communications,” for Thane Peterson’s profile of Leonardo Benatov, the artistic adviser for Chevreuse, France’s Valsuani bronze foundry, … Read More