Morning Links: Seduced by Abstraction Edition

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Richard Diebenkorn, ‘Ocean Park No. 26,’ 1970, Richard Diebenkorn. Nerman Family Collection. © The Estate of Richard Diebenkorn, Catalogue Raisonné #2415 (Courtesy Getty.edu)

Public Art Fund organizes show near Zuccotti Park that alludes to Occupy Wall Street and “feels like a classic old-school critique: one of those incendiary Salon exhibitions mounted under the noses of the establishment.” [NYT]

Performance art piece returns the feel of the late 1930s to Russian subway. [WSJ]

Terry Teachout explores the allure and seduction of abstraction. [WSJ]

Artist record for Indian painter Jehangir Sabavala set at Bonhams London with one of his works selling for £253,650 ($391,000). [ArtDaily]

Fourth Arts Block, whose ArtUP program seeks to bring art to odd and underused spaces presents “The Saints of the Lower East Side,” by Tom Sanford, a temporary installation on the scaffolding bridge outside a cultural center on East 4th Street. [Curbed]

Documenta director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev accused of forcing the cancellation of other art projects in Kassel. [Artforum]

Private Russian art show leads to remembrances of early collecting
there. “You could buy paintings by the kilo.” [NYT]

Kenny Schacter and Mickey Cartin react to Charlie Finch’s prediction
that the current art bubble will soon burst. [Artnet]

Peter Schjeldahl changes his mind about Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of
Adele Bloch-Bauer I
. [The New Yorker]

Part II of Peter Duggan’s “Artoon” of Damien Hirst and Yayoi Kusama. [Guardian]