Morning Links: Hawaiian Chocolate-Malted Ganache Edition

Chocolate ganache frosting. (Photo by edwardkimuk/Flickr)

Chocolate ganache frosting. (Photo by edwardkimuk/Flickr)

Thelma Golden sat next to French President François Hollande, who is splitting with his wife, at the state dinner last night. The meal included “Hawaiian chocolate-malted ganache, and purple irises and free-flowing vines meant to evoke Monet.” [NYT]

Derek Blasberg joins Gagosian Gallery. [In the Air/Blouin Artinfo]

Here are photographs by writer Carl Van Vechten of mid-century Harlem luminaries, a companion to Kelefa Sanneh’s great, subscription-only piece on Van Vechten this week. [The New Yorker]

Mark Manders at De Vleeshal. Whoa! [Contemporary Art Daily]

“Beleaguered actor Shia LaBeouf sits silently in an L.A. art gallery with a bag over his head as part of an art installation.” [LAT]

Arte Povera made it rain in London. [NYT]

New cache of art removed from the apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt [NYT]

Hilary Mantel portrait will be displayed at British Library [NYT]

Malcolm Bull on Picasso and Nietzsche. (Subscription required.) [LRB]

Nancy Holt (1938-2014). [NYT]

Graffiti artist John Perello (a k a JonOne) has taken a dealer to court for allegedly selling works falsely attributed to him. [The Art Newspaper]