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Morning Links: Lost-and-Found Klimt Edition

klimt 1 Morning Links: Lost and Found Klimt Edition

Visitors look at Gustav Klimt’s painting “Der Kuss” (The Kiss), 2009. (Courtesy Dieter Nagl/AFP/Getty Images)

Barbara Kruger and Catherine Opie followed John Baldessari in resigning from the board of MOCA L.A. Here’s their letter. [L.A. Times]

An early fresco by the artist Gustav Klimt, thought to be lost for good, was allegedly found by a man in his garage in Northern Austria, just as Austria is celebrating the painter’s 150th birthday. Experts say the fresco is most likely by Klimt’s brother Ernst. [The Guardian]

Art historian W. J. T. Mitchell expounds on the word “occupy.” [Documenta 13]

Chicago collector Stefan Edlis, who made his money in plastics, talks about his collection. He owns six works by Maurizio Cattelan. He says, ” Is Cattelan a jokester? Is he a fraud? I like asking those questions.” [WSJ]

Shepard Fairey mural is at the heart of a lawsuit. [L.A. Times]

MCA Chicago curator Naomi Beckwith shares her 20 favorite things, from kumquats to a trip to Antarctica. [ChicagoMag]

Author Larry McMurty to auction off 300,000 books. [WSJ]

The Eli and Edyth Broad Art Museum, a new contemporary art museum at Mr. Broad’s alma mater Michigan State University, has set a date for opening: Nov. 9. [L.A. Times]

Michael Kimmelman talks about Hugh Hardy’s Tow Theater at Lincoln Center. [NYT]

Geoff Dyer on how Google Street View is inspiring new photography. [The Guardian]