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Morning Links: Jane Austen Edition

A portrait of Jane Austen by drawn by her sister Cassandra Austen, c. 1810. (Courtesy Wikimedia)

A portrait of Jane Austen by drawn by her sister Cassandra Austen, c. 1810. (Courtesy Wikimedia)

“At a Chelsea Gallery, It’s All Smiles [Meaning, There Are Emoji in This Show]” [WSJ]

People are burning down their arty homes in Detroit for the insurance money. [Bloomberg]

S.C. Johnson & Son sues Sotheby’s over a desk and chair designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. [Courthouse News]

Two signed dot works by Damien Hirst worth £33,000 have been stolen from a London gallery. [The Guardian]

Here’s a piece on collecting power couple Mera and Don Rubell, and the new show of Chinese contemporary art at their Miami museum. [NYT]

German auction houses barely protect the buyer in the event that work sold is later proven to be fake. [The Art Newspaper]

The New York Public Library is holding pop-up exhibitions of apartheid memorabilia in commemoration of Nelson Mandela’s life. [WSJ]

Jane Austen portrait sells for $270,600 at Sotheby’s. [NYT]

Here are Contemporary Art Daily’s dispatches from Miami. [Contemporary Art Daily]

And here’s the latest episode of Rap Show. [Sex Life]

French filmmaker Edouard Molinaro has died at 85. [Artforum]

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