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Morning Links: ‘Caligula’ Edition

 Morning Links: Caligula Edition

‘Poster for a Remake of Gore Vidal’s Caligula’ by Francesco Vezzoli. (Courtesy Christie’s)

Kristin M. Jones reviews “Ghosts in the Machine” at the New Museum. [WSJ]

Colin Gleadell reports on a Goya that went unrecognized for 80 years before being attributed to the Spanish master. It is now heading to auction in Zurich. [The Telegraph]

The Guardian‘s Jonathan Jones talks about why Picasso trumps Van Gogh and Cézanne. [The Guardian]

William Morris’s birthplace reopens. [The Art Newspaper]

Beijing freeport will feature a space designed for international auctions. [Bloomberg]

Ryan McGinley made a video for Sigur Rós. [Stereogum]

Bloomberg’s Katya Kazakina visits the Hamptons. [Bloomberg]

Italy is preparing to make repairs to the Colosseum in Rome in December, thanks to funding by Italian billionaire Diego Della Valle, the owner of the Tod’s shoe company. “The future of Italy will be through making use of the beauty of its monuments and its landscapes as well as its food,” Mr. Della Valle said. [AFP]

Klaus Biesenbach shares Francesco Vezzoli’s epic tribute to Caligula, which features an appearance by the late Gore Vidal. [@KlausBiesenbach]

(Image via Christie’s)

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