Morning Links: Newark Edition

(Courtesy blogs.nj.com)

(Courtesy blogs.nj.com)

“A badger in Germany deserves a reward for making a significant archaeological discovery: the medieval tombs of two Slavic lords buried with an array of intriguing artefacts.” [Der Spiegel]

“Some 22,000 commercial poster sites [in the U.K.] are letting themselves be overtaken by art during the August lull. The 57 works chosen by the public are mostly modern and contemporary — think Hirst and David Hockney — though Holbein and Whistler have also made the cut.” [Bloomberg]

Complex checks in with Damon Dash and his new LES gallery Poppington. [Complex]

The Knoedler case now centers around the person who forged the works sold at the gallery, who is based in Queens. [NYT]

2013 Graham Foundation grantees include Artists Space, Grey Room, Socrates Sculpture Park, Primary Information, the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the Bard Graduate Center. [Artforum] 

The only surviving Double Eagle coin in private hands is at the New-York Historical Society this weekend. It’s the most expensive coin on the planet—it sold for $7.6 million at a 2002 auction—and just went on view at the museum. [Bloomberg] 

“I often encounter Manhattan art professionals who consider themselves savvy, seasoned internationalists but who have never been across the Hudson River to the Newark Museum. This is ridiculous.” [NYT]

“Spanish turn ruined Christ fresco into money spinner.” [The Guardian]

Norman Foster resigned from the Pushkin Museum expansion. [The Art Newspaper]