Morning Links: Jeff Koons in Germany Edition

Jeff Koons, Michael Jackson and Bubbles, 1988. (Courtesy Frankfurt’s Liebieghaus)

Reporting from London’s Impressionist and contemporary art auctions, Souren Melikian reports a “noticeable change of mood this week in the art market.” [International Herald Tribune]

Cecilia Alemani, curator and director of High Line Art, has joined Twitter. [@ceciliaalemani]

Sarah Thornton visits with Jeff Koons in Frankfurt, and he tells her he is fond of “the idea that we can create our own reality.” [Artforum]

An exhibition at the High Museum in Atlanta promotes new photographs and old ones about the American South. [NYT]

Here’s some cool multimedia from the opening of LACMA’s Levitated Mass. [LA Times]

Jonathan Jones argues that art did not necessarily come from cave paintings of Neanderthals. [Guardian]

The Wall Street Journal talks to Rineke Dijkstra about her show at the Guggenheim. [WSJ]

Jeff Koons talks to Bloomberg about his latest series, “Antiquity.” [Bloomberg]

“A stolen bust of Auguste Rodin, sculpted by his lover, Camille Claudel, has been recovered 13 years after it was stolen from a museum in central France.” [The Daily Telegraph]

The artists behind the much-buzzed about papier-mâché sunbathers in an empty downtown lot in Los Angeles have been revealed. They say they did it for “art’s sake” and that they just wanted to make people notice things that would be “otherwise invisible.” [LA Times]

An inmate imprisoned for a fatal shooting has sketched in Golf Digest. [Buffalo News]

Morning Links: Jeff Koons in Germany Edition