Morning Links: ‘Plum Sauce’ Edition

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“An autopsy has found that artist Thomas Kinkade’s death was caused by an accidental overdose of alcohol and prescription tranquilizers.” [AP]

Peter Schjeldahl reviews the Met’s audio guide, likens former Met director Philippe de Montebello’s voice to “Gallic plum sauce.” [The New Yorker]

Chicago disassembles the Marilyn Monroe sculpture everyone hated. [The Daily Mail]

Brant Foundation attendees on Sunday: “Urs Fischer, Francesco Clementi, Nate Lowman and Dan Colen, gallerists Tony Shafrazi, Paul Kasmin, Gavin Brown and Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, and collectors and curators Agnes Gund, Jane Holzer, Adam Lindemann, Neville Wakefield, Simon de Pury and Jeffrey Deitch.” [Page Six]

The Financial Times has lunch with Anish Kapoor who says of Twombly, “how does he get away with it, the fucker—conveying a whole passionate universe with the smallest of means!” [FT]

Marc Spiegler, co-director of Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach, provides a few hints of what to expect at the Art Hong Kong fair in the years ahead. MCH Group, owner of the Basel fairs, purchased a 60 percent stake in the fair last year. [WSJ]

Here is a profile of millionaire playboy Gunther Sachs, whose chance meeting with Andy Warhol changed his life. [The Guardian]

Morning Links: ‘Plum Sauce’ Edition