Morning Links: Jesus of Nazareth Edition

Marco Zoppo, 'Madonna and Child,' ca. 1467–68. (Courtesy the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.)

Marco Zoppo, ‘Madonna and Child,’ ca. 1467–68. (Courtesy the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.)

Pussy Riot reportedly granted amnesty by passage of Duma bill. [Reuters]

Petr Kotik will stage his six-hour “Many Many Women” at Paula Cooper on Friday. [WSJ]

“New York’s highest court on Tuesday reversed a decision in a case that could have forced the state’s auction industry to change its practice of keeping sellers’ names anonymous.” [NYT]

“Hollywood has got it wrong – art theft is not driven by villainous aesthetes, it is a branch of organised crime in which masterpieces are used as collateral to finance drug deals.” [Telegraph]

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has completed its $54 million capital campaign. [The Philadelphia Inquirer]

Scholar says the National Gallery of Denmark has Nazi-looted art. [The Art Newspaper]

Research says taking a photo won’t help you remember art. So, uh, stop doing that, I guess? [WSJ]

Christopher Knight on the Norton Simon Museum declining to lend its Christ Blessing painting, by Hans Memling, “just because.” [LAT]

Lee Siegel on how one of Leo Steinberg’s classics, The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and in Modern Oblivion, helps explain Pope Francis. [The New Yorker]

Ajay Kurian at 47 Canal. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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