Morning Links: Terence Koh as the Devil Edition

terencekoh Morning Links: Terence Koh as the Devil Edition

Terence Koh as The Devil by Francesco Clemente

“The Art of Video Games” at the Smithsonian, which features 80 video games from the last few decades, isn’t so much an argument for video games as art form as it is “a sanitized, uncontroversial and rigorously unprovocative introduction to the basic concepts of video games.” [NYT]

A bust of Michelangelo purchased at a New York auction for $2,000, is now in TEFAF Maastricht, and worth €250,000 ($327,000). [The Art Newspaper]

Terence Koh is the Devil, Diane Von Furstenberg is the Force, Philip Glass is Judgement and Fran Lebowitz is Justice in Francesco Clemente’s tarot deck, which was exhibited last fall but was just collected in a book. [ARTnews]

“New York never lacks for art, but as spring approaches, movable feasts of it seem to arrive in waves,” Roberta Smith writes in her preview of Asia Week. [NYT]

NPR recounts the tale of how, through some clever thinking by patron Dominique de Menil, the Menil Collection came to acquire looted 800-year-old frescos in order to rescue them from the black market. The Houston institution recently sent them back to Cyprus. [NPR]

Whitney director Adam Weinberg and Calvin Klein are among the New Yorkers surveying TEFAF in Maastricht. Also there: dealer Christophe van de Weghe, who sold a $2.2 million Warhol and a $1.6 million Calder. [Bloomberg]

“How an Acquisition Fund Burnishes Reputations.” [NYT]

“Yarn-bombing” artist Olek explores the medium of balloons. [DNAInfo]

Ken Johnson reviews the Francesca Woodman retrospective at the Guggenheim. [NYT]

Australia’s Archibald Prize names 41 finalists. [WSJ]

New book of photography explores photographers’ missed opportunities. [Guardian]