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Morning Links: Nude Gallery Tour Edition

antonia hayes Morning Links: Nude Gallery Tour Edition

The MCA Sydney will soon be home to nude gallery tours. (Photo by Antonia Hayes/Flickr)

Jori Finkel checks in with LACMA director Michael Govan about news that the Friends of the High Line may try to build Jeff Koons’s estimated $25 million Train sculpture in New York, which he had hoped to bring to his Los Angeles museum. “Would trustees and donors be interested in two trains? … On one level, it would be kind of cool to have them coast to coast, and it could be less expensive,” Mr. Govan told Ms. Finkel. “But then there’s the issue of identity: Would you have two Eiffel Towers?” [LAT]

On the late Hilton Kramer’s stint at The Times. [NYT]

From yesterday, Michael H. Miller’s obituary for Kramer. [GalleristNY]

A collector sues a storage space for selling four Warhols. [Courthouse News Service]

Katya Kazakina and Scott Reyburn report that Sotheby’s is going after winning bidders in China who fail to pay for lots they win on the auction block. “We find it immensely effective,” Sotheby’s Asia CEO Kevin Ching told the wire service. “It’s easy to get a default decision in Hong Kong but the cases often get settled before.” [Bloomberg via AMM]

The Rauschenberg Foundation intends to increase the scale of its activities and may outspend the Warhol Foundation in its funding of artists and philanthropic ventures. [The Art Newspaper]

Adrian Searle reviews Gillian Wearing’s show at the Whitechapel Gallery. [Guardian]

Rembrandt painting The Old Rabbi authenticated as one of a pair. [Guardian]

The Monuments Men Foundation donated two newly discovered scrapbooks, documenting the furniture and art that the Nazis looted from across Europe, to the National Archives. The volumes, taken from Hitler’s resort in the Bavarian Alps, are believed to be among as many as 100 that Hitler had produced, meticulously cataloging the plunder. So far, 43 such books have now been identified. [WP]

Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art will be offering nude gallery tours—every person on the tour, plus the guide, must be naked. [WSJ]

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