Morning Links: Plaza Edition

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney and Philanthropist, David H. Koch attend the Fifth Avenue Plaza Groundbreaking at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Courtesy Getty Images)

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney and Philanthropist, David H. Koch attend the Fifth Avenue Plaza Groundbreaking at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Courtesy Getty Images)

The Met breaks ground on its David H. Koch plaza. [NYT]

Here’s a profile of the artist Alexander Melamid, who has two shows in Chelsea just now. [WSJ]

Here’s a profile of Walid Raad, who has a show at the Louvre this month. [The Art Newspaper]

Marc Restellini curates a kooky-sounding show called “Van Gogh, Dreaming of Japan.” [Bloomberg]

Jonathan Jones visits Yorkshire, United Kingdom, and nearly chokes on his espresso. [The Guardian]

A Chinese vase sold for less than half the record $83 million it made two years ago. (That original winning bidder never paid up.) [Bloomberg]

In case you missed it, the 2013 Art Basel Hong Kong exhibitor list was released early this morning. [GalleristNY]

The Times reports on the 229 works that the Brooklyn Museum cannot sell and would rather not have anymore. [NYT]