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Morning Links: Giorgio Griffa Edition

Giorgio Griffa, 'Linee orizzontali,' 1973. (Courtesy the artist and Casey Kaplan Gallery)

Giorgio Griffa, ‘Linee orizzontali,’ 1973. (Courtesy the artist and Casey Kaplan Gallery)

“It is as if one of America’s greatest art collections has been conjured out of nowhere.” James S. Russell reviews the newly renovated Yale Art Gallery in New Haven, Conn. [Bloomberg]

The Toledo Museum of Art returned a 2,500-year-old water jug to Italy, following research that confirmed the piece, which the museum had purchased from a Swiss dealer 30 years ago, had been removed from the country illegally. [The Washington Post]

Polish prosecutors are investigating a claim by artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff that he used ashes he collected from a crematorium at a concentration camp in a painting. [BBC News]

Michael Kimmelman on Ada Louise Huxtable: “She cared about public standards, social equity, the whole city.” [NYT]

Ralph Gardner Jr. explores the Center for the History of Collecting at the Frick. [WSJ]

Katya Kazakina tells the story of Giorgio Griffa, whose first New York show in 40 years, at Casey Kaplan, was flooded by Sandy. [Bloomberg]

Oakland Museum has second burglary in two months. [The Oakland Tribune]

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