Morning Links: Damien Hirst Heist Edition

rififi2big Morning Links: Damien Hirst Heist EditionTed Loos on the donation of the Harry Shunk and Shunk-Kender Photography Collection to the Getty, MoMA, the National Gallery, the Tate and the Pompidou. [NYT]

Here’s a video of thieves making off with two Damien Hirst works. [The Guardian] 

Andres Serrano on buying the signs of New York’s homeless. [The Guardian] 

Artist George Rodrigue has died. [NYT]

Here is an obituary for artist Günther Förg. [NYT]

“A new foundation to promote Italian modern and contemporary art plans to open its doors to the public in SoHo in February.” [NYT]

“China’s opaque, fraud-riddled art market suffered a much-steeper decline last year than industry experts previously suggested.” [WSJ]

Ai Weiwei’s dioramas of his detention from the Venice Biennale will exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum next spring. [The Art Newspaper]