Morning Links: Kinkade Sales Edition

Bob Goodwin, Serena Williams and Thomas Kinkade in 2005. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Kinkade sales surge. [AP]

Here’s Jed Perl on “How Hilton Kramer Got Lost in the Culture Wars.” [The New Republic]

Melena Ryzik reports from the first night of MoMA’s Kraftwerk retrospective, focused on the band’s Autobahn album: “The high-design audience was rewarded with an equally aesthetically tuned concert, with the band, a foursome in graphic black-and-white unitards, playing neon-lit synths. Behind them, a video screen offered a parade of simple 3-D images, like stick figure robots and spinning numbers, a retro-future in an MS-DOS font.” [NYT]

Chinati Foundation director Thomas Kellein has resigned. Said the chair of the organization’s board: “While this departure is indeed disappointing, we want to wish him all the best in his future endeavors.” He will serve as a consultant to the organization. [Artforum]

Sotheby’s heads to court today in its fight to protect a Cambodian statue from U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. [CultureGrll]

Peter Plagens calls John Chamberlain “good American rock & roll.” [WSJ]

Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has been an art collector since the age of 24, and even wrote a book on it, Collecting Original Art. [Forbes]

HuffPo’s Spotify playlist for art stars includes “Andy Warhol,” by David Bowie, “Pablo Picasso,” by the Modern Lovers, and “Artists Only,” by Talking Heads. [HuffPo]

Hans-Peter Feldmann includes the contents of handbags in his show at London’s Serpentine Gallery. [Guardian]

Katya Kazakina checks in with the Lower East Side’s leading women gallerists. “A lot of our artists deserve a bigger space,” Nicelle Beauchene told her. “We are assessing the situation.” She added, “Lisa certainly has raised the bar,” referring to Lisa Cooley, who just moved off Orchard Street to a large space on Norfolk. [Bloomgberg via AMM]

Morning Links: Kinkade Sales Edition