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Morning Links: ‘Colbert Report’ Edition

Goldsmith and Colbert. (Courtesy Comedy Central)

Goldsmith and Colbert. (Courtesy Comedy Central)

In the wake of Detroit filing for bankruptcy, a fight could be brewing over whether art from the Detroit Institute of Arts can be sold. Christie’s reps have reportedly visited the museum. “Christie’s called us and said they’re sending two people,” said Pamela Marcil, a spokeswoman for DIA. “We don’t know who contacted Christie’s.” [Bloomberg]

MoMA’s first poet laureate, Kenneth Goldsmith, the founder of UbuWeb, was on The Colbert Report last night. [Colbert Nation]

D. James Dee, who ran the Soho Photographer for almost 40 years, shooting artwork for artists and dealers, has found a home for his archive of more than 250,000 transparencies and negatives. [NYT]

Remembering the highs and lows of Jeffrey Deitch’s three-year tenure as director of MOCA with photographs. [LAT]

Pretty tony combination: R.H. Quaytman and Martin Barré at Nathalie Obadia, Paris. [CAD]

What happens when a museum goes out of business? [NYT]

Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years a Slave will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. [The Guardian]

Two rare books stolen from Sweden’s Royal Library by its former chief, who later committed suicide, have been returned by a Baltimore dealer. [Bloomberg]

Andrew Hultkrans on the cataloguing of Afrika Bambaataa’s record collection at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise. [Artforum]

“Despite public arts funding drying up across Europe, the EU’s Culture Programme has granted €1.9m”—$2.52 million—”to Metabody, a five-year global art project that starts this July.” [The Art Newspaper]

The Bergino Baseball Clubhouse in the West Village specializes in baseball-related art. [WSJ, so very WSJ]

Katharina Fritsch will soon debut her Fourth Plinth piece in London’s Trafalgar Square. [The Guardian]

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