Morning Links: Richard Prince Is Blogging Edition

Mr. Prince. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan Company)

Richard Prince has started a little online journal on his website, sharing his book recommendations and commentary from a visit to the 2012 Whitney Biennial: “There seems to be a room filled with an aritst’s junk in every biennial I’ve ever been to.” [ via Anaba]

Zhang Xiaogang’s Bloodline: Big Family No. 2 sells for $6.7 million at Sotheby’s contemporary Chinese art sale in Hong Kong. [WSJ]

Titian’s Flight Into Egypt leaves Russia for the first time in 240 years. [Guardian] Read More


Getty, Corbis File Amicus Brief in Cariou v. Prince


On Wednesday photo licensing services Getty Images and Corbis filed a “friend-of-the-court” brief in support of photographer Patrick Cariou’s copyright infringement lawsuit against the artist Richard Prince, whose “Canal Zone” paintings incorporate Mr. Cariou’s photographs of Rastafarians. Read More


Morning Links: Hippie Jokes Edition


Matthew Marks discusses his new Los Angeles gallery. Brice Marden has never had a one-person show in the city, he tells reporter Kelly Crow. Have collectors there been deprived, she asks? “Yes, but my artists are more interested in showing their work to other artists,” replies Mr. Marks. “That is the audience they care most about.” [WSJ]

Aldon James of the National Arts Club skipped an eviction hearing. [DNAInfo]

Heritage Auctions has hired Brian Roughton, founder and president of the Dallas–based Roughton Galleries, as its director of American and European paintings. Mr. Roughton had previously been working as a consultant for the firm. His 38-year-old gallery will continue to operate. [Heritage] Read More


Press Release of the Week: Nyehaus's "Hoodwinked"

"Hoodwinked," with work by Mike Kelley and Richard Prince. (Nyehaus)

It’s a busy time for art openings here in New York at the moment, and press releases are flooding mailboxes, but Nyehaus’s announcement for its upcoming Mike Kelley and Richard Prince show, “Hoodwinked,” easily breaks through the crowded field to take “Press Release of the Week” honors. Read More


Morning Links: Appropriation and Arsham Edition

Mr. Prince has hired Boies, Schiller & Flexner to handle the appeal in his copyright case. (Patrick McMullan Company)

James Rizzi, a Brooklyn-born artist known for whimsical, cartoon-like work, died at the age of 61 while sleeping in his SoHo studio. Notes Kerry Wills of the New York Daily News, “His playful pastel images adorned everything from Volkswagen cars to Rosenthal china, Lufthansa jets and German postage stamps.” [NYDN]

Artist Daniel Arsham discusses creating sets for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, which will disband after three final shows at the Park Avenue Armory tomorrow, Friday and Saturday. Mr. Arsham, who began working with the group in 2007, said: “It’s a momentous occasion, and it freaks me out a little bit… Merce meant a lot to me personally in giving me this opportunity, which was, frankly, insane to give a 25-year-old.” [NYT] Read More