Morning Links: New York Public Library Edition

A rebel group in Mali wants to destroy thousands of ancient manuscripts, and has already defaced an ancient tomb. [The Art Newspaper]

Christie’s held a white-glove Old Masters auction yesterday (every lot sold), with a Romanino making $4.6 million. [Art Daily]

Vernissage TV takes a tour of dOCUMENTA (13). [Art Market Monitor] 

Here’s how the Monet show at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens came together, and why it’s important. [NPR]

Here’s another entry to the hot, hot low-end online art sale space, the Tappan Collection. [LA Times]

Checking in with Poland’s Abbey House “part auction house, part gallery and part art fund,” probably the best at that last one. [The Art Newspaper]

The rage for student work burns on. You saw some student work from Glasgow and Goldsmiths at the online art fair VIP MFA, now check out a slide show of graduating MFA thesis exhibitions at these schools. [Guardian]

Foreign-based buyers have trouble ponying up the millions after all the excitement of the auction is over. Sotheby’s sues. [Artnet]

A look at the NYPL debacle from the architectural angle. Will Norman Foster’s plans to reconstruct the library stacks desecrate a marvel of early 20th century engineering? [Curbed]

Morning Links: New York Public Library Edition