Morning Links: Trophy Art Edition

(Christie's Images, Ltd)

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Representatives of Frieze New York met with local union leaders for the first time last week, after two consecutive years of protests over the art fair’s labor practices. [The Art Newspaper

Libia Castro, Ólafur Ólafsson, Charlie Sofo, Gabrielle de Vietri, and Ahmet Öğüt have withdrawn from the Sidney Biennial. [Artforum]

David Zwirner was on Charlie Rose. Fast-forward to about 19:00. [PBS/Hulu

Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture at the Oscars. In his speech, he does not thank any of his dealers. [NYT

Scott Reyburn talks trophy art. [NYT

Here’s a new report on the forthcoming contemporary art museum in Cape Town—which will be housed in converted concrete grain silos—complete with snazzy renderings. [The Art Newspaper

Rice University will tear down its former museum building. [NYT]

Here’s a look at the female museum directors of Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. [The Washington Post]

Like British artist Michael Craig-Martin? Here’s profile. [Financial Times

Thomas Struth at Marian Goodman. [Contemporary Art Daily]