Morning Links: Klaus Biesenbach’s Pop Robots Edition

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Kraftwerk retrospective comes to MoMA (Photo courtesy the artist and Sprueth Magers)

Dorothy Spears takes a look at the booming contemporary art scene in Monaco. [NYT]

Here is Leonardo da Vinci’s packing list from his notebook. [Guardian]

Judge lets Sotheby’s retain custody of Cambodian statue. [NYT]

The St. Louis Art Museum will be able to keep a 3,200-year-old Egyptian mummy mask after winning a case in federal court, filed by the U.S. government, alleging that the artifact had been stolen from the country about 40 years ago. [CNS]

Jonathan Jones, the hardest-working critic in Great Britain, asks why all blockbuster art shows seem to focus on male artists. [Guardian]

Catherin Deneuve gets the Chaplin Award. [Artforum]

Klaus Biesenbach on his Kraftwerk robots: “They did not invent the robots for no reason… they are artists who take themselves away to replace themselves.”  [WSJ]

A conductor’s gestures are broken down and analyzed, gesture by gesture, with a great interactive feature. [NYT]

Here’s an in-house interview about the big Knoedler story in Vanity Fair. [Vanity Fair]

It is impossible to know if Ken Johnson likes Virginia Overton’s latest show at The Kitchen, with its “excruciatingly sophisticated decorum,” until the very last line of this review. [NYT]