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Morning Links: Bill Viola Edition

violakp9 7 08 2213 Morning Links: Bill Viola Edition

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Credit card scammers hit Christie’s and Bonhams in London. [The Art Newspaper]

Bill Viola became a video artist because he once fell in a lake. [The Guardian]

Giant Marilyn Monroe statue that everybody hated turns in Palm Springs. [AP]

Designer K8 Hardy blends consumerism with fashion for her Whitney Biennial runway show. [NYT]

Here’s an article about the R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport. [WSJ]

Joan Miró exhibition at National Gallery takes a look at the politics behind the dreams and symbols of the artists paintings. [LA Times]

A Melbourne builder accidentally drilled through one of Banks’s rats. [Guardian UK]

The Barnes’s new home is grabbing plenty of attention in Philadelphia this week. It will soon be joined by a newly renovated Rodin Museum. [AP] 

A prototype Leica from 1923 sold for an astounding €2.2 million ($2.7 million) at an auction at Galerie Westlicht in Vienna, Austria. [BBC News]

Rem Koolhaas’s CCTV building in Beijing is finally complete after 10 years of construction. [AP]

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