Morning Links: Obama Edition

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Jonathan Jones, who’s spent some time in Washington recently, notes that America’s artists tend to lean to the left. [The Guardian]

Klaus Biesenbach advocates our pitching in to help clean up the damage of Sandy. [Page Six]

“Why Major Art Museums Are Going Gaga For Islamic Art” [Business Insider]

What will White Cube’s closing do to the East End of London? [BBC]

Chicago-based Allen Vandever artist plans to give visitors to Art Basel Miami Beach a chance to destroy art, or save it. [Miami New Times]

Here’s how the conservators are faring after Sandy. [Bloomberg]

Paul C. Ha, a former director of White Columns and director of MIT List Visual Arts Center, already voted today! [@paulha8]

Jesus saved the Virgin Mary of Breezy Point. [WSJ]