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Morning Links: Coney Island Edition

“A British judge ruled last week that Sotheby’s had not been negligent in the case of a painting that the auction house sold in 2006 for 42,000 pounds (about $63,600), only to be declared worth £10 million a year later.” … Read More


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Sotheby’s S2 Gallery Heading to Palm Beach

Sotheby’s S2, the auction house’s contemporary art gallery, has mounted a show at Gavlak Gallery in Palm Beach, Florida that runs until January 25. The exhibition focuses on “the legacy of the flower through contemporary art” and–surprise, surprise–is Sotheby’s first … Read More


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Here, Maybe You’ll Enjoy this Exclusive Clip From The Marina Abramovic Interview on Amazon

Yesterday Amazon debuted its streaming television pilots. Perhaps you caught The New Yorker’s, which was called The New Yorker Presents? On it Ariel Levy conducts an interview with Marina Abramović, which was pretty good! (As those things go.) At any … Read More


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Morning Links: Alice in Wonderland Edition

“Amid Arizona’s luxury playground, with its plastic-surgery centers, high-end car shows and multimillion-dollar Arabians horses, a museum that celebrates the Old West opens…in Scottsdale.” [The Arizona Republic] Times art critic Karen Rosenberg has been named deputy editor of Artspace Magazine. … Read More


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Jennifer Rubell's nutcrackers at the museum.

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Alison Gingeras, Justine Ludwig Named Curators at Dallas Contemporary

The Dallas Contemporary has named Alison Gingeras as its new adjunct curator and Justine Ludwig as its new director of exhibitions and senior curator. “Justine comes to Dallas Contemporary with an expansive international background and a curatorial insight to new … Read More


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Pierre Huyghe Will Have a Show on the Met’s Roof This Year

There are few venues in New York more high profile than the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and each year rumors spread about who is going to be in the annual show the museum stages there, which usually … Read More


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Garage Magazine Will Hold an eBay Benefit Sale for CalArts

Garage Magazine, Dasha Zhukova’s biannual art and fashion publication, has organized a sale to benefit the California Institute of the Arts. The sale—called “The Garage Sale,” natch—will take place on eBay on Sunday, January 25th. Garage said in a release … Read More


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Xu Bing, Mark Bradford, Sam Gilliam, Maya Lin, Julie Mehretu, Pedro Reyes, and Kehinde Wiley Win U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts

Seven artists will be honored for their “outstanding commitment and contributions to the Art in Embassies program and international cultural exchange” with the U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts, a State Department spokeswoman told ARTnews in an email today. … Read More


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Tom LaDuke. Photo By Alan Joseph.

Tom LaDuke to Kohn Gallery

It was announced today that the painter Tom LaDuke is now represented by Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles. LaDuke’s first exhibition for the gallery will open in March 2015. LaDuke’s work juxtaposes representational imagery (referencing everything from the history of cinema … Read More


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Hugo Guinness Is Nominated for an Oscar

Nominations for the 87th Annual Academy Awards were released today and among the nine nods for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel is a nomination for best original screenplay, credited to Anderson and the artist Hugo Guinness. This is not … Read More


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Morning Links: Susquehanna Edition

Here’s a look at how New York institutions are finding money for their expansion projects in a very crowded field. [The Wall Street Journal] Checking in with Matthew Ritchie as he concludes his residency at the ICA Boston. [Boston Globe] … Read More


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Frieze Names Artistic Director for Americas and Asia

The Frieze art fair has named Abby Bangser as its artistic director for the Americas and Asia. The newly created position will support Frieze’s director, Victoria Siddall, who recently took over from Frieze co-founders and co-directors Matthew Slotover and Amanda … Read More


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Publicity Push for Purportedly Earlier Mona Lisa

The Wall Street Journal reports that a painting said to be an earlier version of the Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci himself, is now in Singapore as its owners make a new push for its authenticity. Basically no one … Read More


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Mitchell Algus of Algus Greenspon to Open Mitchell Algus Gallery

Mitchell Algus of Algus Greenspon Gallery will open a new eponymous space on the second floor of 132 Delancey Street, on January 25, with a show of work by Agustin Fernandez. Asked over the phone if the new project had … Read More