Morning Links: Art Buyers, Beach Boys and Cave Painters Edition

beachboys Morning Links: Art Buyers, Beach Boys and Cave Painters Edition

“Smile” by the Beach Boys.

Marion Maneker compares the media’s coverage of last night’s Phillips auction to Rashomon. [Art Market Monitor]

In case you missed it: Dan Duray and Sarah Douglas reported from last night’s Phillips auction, at which the house netted more than $70 million, helped along by third-party guarantees. [Gallerist]

What will be the future demographics of the next generation that collects art? [The Art Newspaper]

“Cave painters during the Ice Age were more like da Vinci than Dali, sketching realistic depictions of horses they saw rather than dreaming them up, a study of ancient DNA finds.” [Fox News]

Paging all local TV news punners: “Devil found in detail of Giotto fresco in Italy’s Assisi.” [Reuters]

Charlie Finch on the Beach Boys’ Smile. [Artnet]

Christo gets approval to wrap—or at least cover stretches of—Colorado’s Arkansas River. [WSJ]

The U.S. government seized a 16th-century painting by Girolamo de’ Romani from the Mary Brogan Museum of Art & Science in Tallahassee, Florida, which authorities believe was stolen by the Nazis. [Broward Palm Beach New Times]

In light of the amount of Warhols up for auction in the contemporary sales this week: an assessment on the Warhol Authentication Board’s usefulness. [The Art Newspaper]