Morning Links: Marzipan Edition


“The art world we deserve?” Collector and academic Harald Falckenberg on the art market. [Financial Times]

“Mass produced and quickly resold, ‘Flip Art’ is about the nearest thing today to a coherent movement. [NYT]

Looking to avoid pesky sales and use taxes on your recently acquired artwork? A loan to a willing museum in New Hampshire, Oregon, Alaska, Montana and Delaware can handle that. [NYT] Read More


Morning Links: Martial Raysse Edition

'Snack,' 1964. (Photo by Art Digital Studio/Luxembourg & Dayan)

Katya Kazakina on the current enthusiasm for “forgotten artists” like Martial Raysse and Germaine Richier. “I said goodbye to America a long time ago,” Mr. Raysse said. “This kind of recognition is sweet.” [Bloomberg]

Zuni Indians ask Europe to return their art. [NYT]

“Was a $3.7 million painting taken out with the trash?” [WSJ] Read More


Morning Links: ‘Unsettling Talent’ Edition


Mayor de Blasio has chosen Queens Museum Director Tom Finkelpearl as commissioner of cultural affairs. [NYT]

“New York City’s comptroller plans to release a report on Monday quantifying what student advocates have long suspected: that many public schools in the city do not offer any kind of arts education, and that the lack of arts instruction disproportionately affects low-income neighborhoods.” [NYT]

Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s forthcoming documentary on Peggy Guggenheim will reportedly feature appearances by Simon de Pury, Calvin Tomkins, ­Agnes Gund, Arne Glimcher, Jeffrey Deitch, Picasso biographer John Richardson and artists Marina Abramovic and Urs Fischer. [Page Six] Read More


Morning Links: Appropriation Edition

One of the "Canal Zone" works.

Gagosian will show Richard Prince’s legally contentious “Canal Zone”
paintings. [NYT]

Here’s an interview with Robert Longo ahead of his two gallery shows:
“On Moby-Dick: ‘I’ve been really interested in Moby-Dick, which is
kind of the genetic code of America. There’s an article by Chris
Hedges about how the United States is like the Pequod–I didn’t intend
it be, but some of the artwork became like the ship.’” [WSJ] Read More


Morning Links: Batman Edition

(DC Comics)

Jeff Koons, Bruce Weber and Julian Schnabel are among a number of artists participating in a Fabergé-sponsored  city-wide egg hunt. [NYT]

Scientists are analyzing old landscape paintings to determine air population before complex meteorological measurements were made. An excerpt: “When the Tambora volcano in Indonesia erupted in 1815, ash and gas spewed into the atmosphere, producing bright red and orange sunsets in Europe for several years. This is evident in the paintings of the British master J. M. W. Turner.” [NYT]

That time that Batman was overcome by a mysterious force that made him paint. [New York] Read More


Morning Links: Injection Edition

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“Nothing about the National September 11 Memorial Museum has been easy.” [NYT]

Virginia Overton has installed a 488-foot-long sculpture at Storm King, which reopens for the season on Wednesday. [WSJ]

Collector and art advisor Stefan Simchowitz discusses his rather iconoclastic methods. [Artspace] Read More