Morning Links: Flipping Edition

Here’s Kate Sutton at Croatia’s Mobile Biennial. [Artforum] New analysis by The New York Times shows that art flipping today is fairly rare, and consistent with past eras. [The New York Times] Here’s a little profile of New York’s Reena … Read More


Work From Gurlitt Trove Should Be Returned to American Owner, German Task Force Says

The Wall Street Journal reports that a German task force investigating the provenance of works from the collection of Cornelius Gurlitt has said that a painting in the collection should be returned to its American owner, David Toren. Gurlitt inherited … Read More

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

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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Smithsonian Announces James Dicke Contemporary Art Prize Nominees

The Smithsonian American Art Museum announced its 13 nominees for the biennial James Dicke award for contemporary artists under 50. The nominees are Njideka Akunyili, Cory Arcangel, Trisha Baga, Paul Chan, Barnaby Furnas, Theaster Gates, KAWS (Brian Donnelly), Josiah McElheny, … Read More


Critic and Curator Edward Leffingwell Dies at 72

Art critic, curator, and gallery director Edward Leffingwell, who was an expert on Brazilian contemporary art, died on August 5 after suffering a cardiac arrest. Leffingwell’s byline was most often seen in Art in America, for which he penned hundreds … Read More

William Glackens, Young Woman in Green, circa 1915ST. LOUIS ART MUSEUM/WIKIMEDIA

Morning Links: William Glackens Edition

“The photographs that have emerged during several days of unrest in Ferguson after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer have drawn mournful comparisons to pictures of the Deep South in the 1960s or of … Read More


Richard D. Marshall, Longtime Whitney Curator Who Helped Build the Lever House Collection, Dies at 67

Curator and art adviser Richard D. Marshall, whose career included 20 years at the Whitney Museum, curatorial credits for a lengthy list of international shows, and more than a decade as the curator of Lever House Art Collection in New … Read More

Market News

Six Regional Auctioneers Launch Online-Auction Site, Challenging LiveAuctioneer and Non-Paying Bidders

The worldwide art and collectibles auction trade has become worldwide over the past decade because of greater wealth that has been accumulated by entrepreneurs around the globe and because of the ability of buyers in far-flung locations to participate in … Read More


MoMA to Help Digitize Warhol’s Film Collection

The Museum of Modern Art in New York today announced plans to digitize Andy Warhol’s complete film collection, “many never before seen by the public,” according to MoMA, where the artist’s film archives are held. The project, which will be … Read More

A performance of Yvonne Rainer, Trio A, 1965, at MoMA in 2009.© 2009 YI-CHUN WU/THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Performa, Getty Commission New Yvonne Rainer Work

Some very nice news just came in across the wire: the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, and Performa announced that they have commissioned a new work from Yvonne Rainer titled The Concept of Dust, or How do you … Read More


Morning Links: Other Criteria Edition

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio says German artists who placed a white flag atop the Brooklyn Bridge should be prosecuted. [New York Post] The guy who smashed the Ai Weiwei vase at the Perez Art Museum Miami has pled … Read More

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Katy Perry Saw a Magritte Show, and She Liked It

“First things first, I’m surrealist,” wrote Katy Perry on one of her Instagrams from her visit last night to the Art Institute of Chicago’s René Magritte show “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938.” The pop star and provocateur sung … Read More


Frick Collection ‘Engages Youth’ With a Mobile App

The Frick Collection announced the launch of a new mobile app this week, with which “[w]orks of art can be saved as favorites to enjoy offline or share via email, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+,” according to the museum. The … Read More

Vincent van Gogh, L'Arlésienne: Madame Joseph-Michel Ginoux, 1888–89.METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

Morning Links: Vincent van Gogh Edition

The NYPD weighs charges for the two German artists said to have hoisted a white flag to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge. [The New York Times] Amale Andraos has been hired as the new dean of Columbia’s architecture school. … Read More