Morning Links: Alexander Calder Edition



“In Queens Raid, Federal Agents Seize Artifacts They Suspect Were Looted.” Cool photo on this  one. [NYT]

Here’s a look at Clay and Tom Tarica’s home in Larchmont, N.Y., which is rich with art but still has room for kids. [NYT]

Blake Gopnik’s daily picture blog is now available on Blouin Artinfo. [The Daily Pic/Blouin Artinfo] 

The IPO of Poly Culture, China’s largest auction house, goes very well. [Financial Times]

“Alexander Calder’s estate blocked the sale of a $1 million sculpture by falsely claiming that his “Eight Black Leaves” mobile is just a fragment of a larger work, a Swiss art dealer claims in Federal Court.” [Courthouse News]

Shades of Ghostbusters: “A former fire station in Doha is due to be transformed into a space for artist residencies and exhibitions, the Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) announced at a press conference on Wednesday, 5 March” [The Art Newspaper]

London’d Royal Academy stole away White Cube’s director of exhibitions, Tim Marlow. [The Art Newspaper]

“President Obama’s proposed federal budget for the coming 2014-15 fiscal year would lift spending 3.5% overall for the six main federal arts and culture agencies but provide no increase for the three grant-making bodies that disburse money to nonprofit groups outside Washington, D.C.” [LAT]