Morning Links: Dour Edition

The best thing I could come up with for British people calling British things "dour."

The best thing I could come up with for British people calling British things ‘dour.’

Christie’s will return another Cambodian statue. [NYT]

Here’s the story of Ralph Fasanella’s Subway Riders, the first ever oil painting as subway art. [NYT]

Here’s a party report from Dustin Yellin’s Pioneer Works gala. [WSJ]

Here’s Ed Ruscha chatting about works from the Frick’s collection with the museum’s director, Ian Wardropper. [Livestream via New York]

Cornelius Gurlitt has died at 81. [NYT] 

“Does Christie’s want to hold auctions in Iran?” [Art Market Monitor] 

Jack Agüeros, activist, poet, writer, and former director of El Museo del Barrio, has died. [NYT]

Tate Britain announces the next batch of Turner Prize nominees. [The Art Newspaper]

Adrian Searle calls the shortlist “dour.” [The Guardian]

The Getty Foundation gives $5 million to Latin American art exhibitions. [The Art Newspaper]

Morning Links: Dour Edition