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Morning Links: Minimal Miami Edition

Artist Damien Hirst and Roxie Nafousi at the Tracey Emin dinner hosted by Phillips and Vanity Fair at Cecconi's at Soho Beach House on December 3, 2013 in Miami Beach. (Courtesy Getty Images)

Artist Damien Hirst and Roxie Nafousi at the Tracey Emin dinner hosted by Phillips and Vanity Fair at Cecconi’s at Soho Beach House on December 3, 2013 in Miami Beach. (Courtesy Getty Images)

Gunter Forg has died. [Die Welt]

Tracey Emin buys a New York apartment. [Page Six]

Basel, so many famous people! “Early visitors included billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad, private-equity executive Wilbur Ross, real estate mogul Michael Shvo, hedge-fund manager Adam Sender, former Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Officer Michael Eisner and actors Val Kilmer and Michelle Williams. “The Wolf of Wall Street” star Leonardo DiCaprio walked the aisles with New York-based art adviser Todd Levin.” [Bloomberg]

“Diddy mistaken for Kanye West at Art Basel” (by Jeffrey Deitch) [Page Six]

Alice Walton is said to be the buyer of the record-breaking Warhol that sold at Sotheby’s last month. [NYT]

Artist Martin Sharp dies at 71. [NYT]

Philipp Kaiser Resigns as Director of Cologne’s Museum Ludwig [Blouin Artinfo]

“Although all eyes were on three of Norman Rockwell’s best-loved paintings, which brought a total of $57.8 million at Sotheby’s on Wednesday morning, two smaller works by the artist were snapped back up by William Stuart, one of the brothers who had inherited them from their father, Kenneth J. Stuart, Sr., the Saturday Evening Post’s longtime art director.” [NYT]

Ebay will launch an online art venture. [The Art Newspaper]

There’s a legal battle about who owns a Renoir a woman snapped up for $7 at a garage sale in 2009. [The Baltimore Sun]

Artist David Vestal has died. [Artforum]

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