Morning Links: Batman Edition

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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


Morning Links: ‘Sclusies Edition

Bronfman. (Courtesy Getty Images)

“The late billionaire philanthropist Edgar M. Bronfman Sr.’s art collection, including paintings by Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Henri Matisse, will be sold at auction by Christie’s” this May. Expected to bring in more than $34 million. [Bloomberg]

And Sotheby’s will sell a nice Matisse. [WSJ] Read More


Morning Links: Childhood Ambition Edition


Auction houses are lobbying to defeat the proposed resale royalties act. [NYT]

“Nan Goldin: ‘I wanted to get high from a really early age.’” [The Guardian]

Barack Obama in 1988: “I wander around Paris, the most beautiful, alluring, maddening city I’ve ever seen; one is tempted to chuck the whole organizing/political business and be a painter.” [NYT] Read More


Morning Links: ‘All Things Must Pass’ Edition

(Cover by Tom Wilkes/Barry Feinstein, courtesy Apple/EMI)

Larry Gagosian will open a temporary space on the Lower East Side, in a former Chase bank on Delancey. He’s also opening a gallery on Park, at 75th Street, bringing his gallery total to 14. [NYT]

The Waco, Texas-based artist arrested for vandalizing Elmgreen and Dragset’s Prada Marfa has admitted he was the man responsible. He’s defending himself by saying his actions were an art project. [Waco Tribune-Herald]

Details on the new space that Hauser & Wirth is planning in Somerset, England. It opens July 15. [Art in America] Read More


Morning Links: ‘Real Estate Show’ Edition

'Real Estate Show' poster by Becky Howland. (Courtesy the artist/98 Bowery)

John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger and Catherine Opie, who all resigned from L.A. MOCA’s board during Jeffrey Deitch’s tenure as director have returned. Mark Grotjahn is also joining the group. [Los Angeles Times]

Richard Prince and Patrick Cariou have reached a settlement in their long-running legal battle. [NYT]

“A French family is petitioning for a referendum in a Swiss city in its efforts to regain a painting by John Constable that was seized during World War II.” The museum actually admits the work was looted, but says that it accepted the work in good faith and is not obligated to return it. [NYT] Read More