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Morning Links: Jonathan Jones Edition

Jones. (Courtesy The Guardian)

Jones. (Courtesy The Guardian)

“Picture this. It’s Christmas morn and you are all in your woolly jumpers around a roaring fire, opening presents, when in stumbles unwelcome house guest Jackson Pollock.” Jonathan Jones ponders the question “Who would be the worst artist to spend Christmas with?” [The Guardian]

Tyler Green interviews Mr. Jones, whose book The Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the Artistic Duel That Defined the Renaissance was just released in the States. [MAN]

Roberta Smith champions the very wonderful “Inventing Abstraction: 1910-1925″ show at MoMA. [NYT]

A Bronzino portrait held by a European collector’s family since the 1920s will be sold at Christie’s New York on Jan. 30. [Inside Art]

Adrian Searle reviews the Mike Kelley retrospective at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. [The Guardian]

Kate Sutton visits the opening of Daniel Arsham’s show at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. [Scene & Herd]

Christopher Knight on art and guns. [Los Angeles Times]

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