Morning Links: Pop-up Bookstore Edition

Pop-up bookstore at David Zwirner. (Photo Courtesy of David Zwirner)

Pop-up bookstore at David Zwirner. (Photo Courtesy of David Zwirner)

Another curve ball in the Corcoran Gallery of Art saga down in DC, as a Superior Court approves a formal challenge by current students and employees to delay the perhaps inevitable merger between three Washington art institutions. [NYT]

Damien Hirst’s London art space will open next year, not this year as planned. [The Art Newspaper]

There’s a pop-up bookstore at David Zwirner! Those Ray Pettibon catalogues make for excellent beach reads. [ARTINFO]

“Magnus Renfrew is stepping down from his post of director Asia at Art Basel in Hong Kong to join Bonhams in the role of deputy chairman, Asia and director of fine arts, Asia.” [The Art Newspaper]

“Sotheby’s unveils key works of Middle Eastern art to go on sale in October” [The Independent]

Hunt Slonem celebrated his birthday in New York and just like his paintings of tropical birds, Slonem wore a peacock feathered mask out to The Peacock in Midtown. [Page Six]

Anthony Hobson, head of the Sotheby’s book department for over 20 years, is dead. [The Art Newspaper]

The growing relationship between art and music. [LA Times]

“Australian lawyer stirs pot with hearsay claim that 30% of works on Australian art market are fake.” [Art Market Monitor]

Peter Plagens on Jeff Koons: “Lots to see but nothing to look at.” [WSJ]

“Detroit retirees voted to accept pension cuts and allow the Detroit Institute of Arts to spin off as an independent institution, reflecting a critical endorsement of the city’s restructuring blueprint to resolve the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.” [Detroit Free Press]