Morning Links: Molotov–Ribbentrop Edition

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“An exhibition in St Petersburg of Bronze Age treasures has triggered a diplomatic row after Angela Merkel intended to use her speech at the opening to demand the return of hundreds of works that Germany claims were looted by the Soviets after the second world war.” Ultimately they have cancelled their co-appearance. [FT]

Here’s a profile of up-and-comer Loris Gréaud. [WSJ]

Here’s Allese Thomson’s report from Art Basel. [Artforum]

Richard Dorment’s latest investigative piece on the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. [NYRB]

Jason Farago interviews Julie Mehretu, whose great show at Marian Goodman closes on Saturday. [The Guardian]