Morning Links: ‘Klimt, the Musical’ Edition

picture 16 Morning Links: Klimt, the Musical Edition

‘Gustav Klimt, the Musical.’

Kelly Crow looks at why the Surrealists did so well at the London auctions. [WSJ]

New website seeks to create a register of all art in Asia. [NYT]

Klimt gets his own musical. [The Art Newspaper]

Ted Loos chats with Dorothy Lichtenstein about the work she owns by her late husband Roy Lichtenstein, and the loans she’s helped facilitate to the Art Institute of Chicago’s for its current retrospective of the artist’s work. Said Ms. Lichtenstein, flipping through the show’s catalogue, “Where it just says ‘private collection,’ that’s usually me.” [NYT]

Amy Fine Collins takes a look at Jack Vettriano, painter of The Singing Butler, Britain’s best-selling painting. [Vanity Fair]

Ken Johnson reviews “Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse: Visions of Arcadia” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. [NYT]

Andrew Hultkrans visits the Anthology Film Archives benefit at the Standard, sees Bush Tetras performs, watches “a few sixty-somethings reliving some private CBGB’s moment, idiot-dancing in ways that don’t even look good when young, impeccably styled people do it.” [Artforum]

The Park Avenue Armory’s Board of Officers Room, a k a the coat check room, will be restored with a gift of $15 million. [NYT]

Sir Norman Rosenthal has quit the board of Madrid’s Thyssen-Bornemisza museum to protest Baroness Carmen ‘Tita’ Thyssen-Bornemisza’s plans to sell a £25 million ($39.2 million) Constable painting because she claims to be short on “liquid cash.” Her entire collection is estimated at £700 million ($1.1 billion), and she has a Rolls Royce that she says is “no big deal.” [Daily Mail]

“How’s this for a hotel promotion? Submit an original work of art to the Clarion Hotel Stockholm and stay the night free of charge.” Etc. Etc. [Time]

Here is a very favorable review of the oil tanks at the Tate Modern. [Guardian]