Morning Links: Alphonse Mucha Edition

Mucha. (Courtesy Wikimedia)

Lee Rosenbaum notes that William Matthew Prior painted his clients in one of three different styles, at three different price points. [WSJ]

The prime minister of Qatar buys Aby Rosen’s East 71st Street mansion for $47 million. [PageSix]Museo Tamayo in Mexico City reopens this week after a year of construction. [The Art Newspaper]

The Cleveland Museum of Art has nabbed $7.5 million for expansion and renovation from the Mandel Foundation. [Plain-Dealer via Artforum]

Critics in Berlin are battling over a proposal to move Berlin’s Old Masters collection from the Kunstforum to the Bodemuseum. [Artforum]

Taiwanese government says the Chiang Kai-Shek medal up for auction in Hong Kong is not authentic. [ArtDaily]

Federal prosecutors file arguments for the repatriation of a Cambodian statue in case with Sotheby’s. [NYT]

A look at Alphonse Mucha’s design work for the newly created nation state of Czechoslovakia, beginning in 1918. [Smithsonian Magazine]

It’s being reported that Jean Nouvel has won the commission for the National Art Museum of China. [Architectural Record via Blouin Artinfo]

Throwback Item: Peter Schjeldahl asks, “Can we speak sensibly about what we like about art?” [Frieze via @Frieze_Magazine]

Morning Links: Alphonse Mucha Edition