Morning Links: Admissions, Awards and Affordable Art Edition

Rirkrit Tiravanija. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan Company)

The Brooklyn Museum raises its suggested donation from $10 to $12 for adult admission. [NYT]

Coming soon: free lunch at MoMA, courtesy of Rirkrit Tiravanija. [Inside Art]

The Affordable Art Fair will stage an Indian edition in Sept. 2012. [India Times]

Laid back, easygoing German forgers who conned Steve Martin receive 15 years in prison. [Bloomberg]

Young people apparently mobbed Christie’s for the last Dubai auction. [Art Market Monitor]

Performa 11 will feature a new $10,000 prize, named for Malcolm McLaren, which will be awarded to one artist under the age of 40 who has “demonstrated the most innovative and thought-provoking performance during the three-week biennial.” [NYT]

Critic Holland Cotter offers a preview of New York’s “Arab Autumn,” the new Islamic galleries at The Met. [NYT]

The rise of street art, post-Arab Spring. [The Art Newspaper]

Surprise, surprise: Gerhard Richter still “baffled” by the price his works fetch at market. [Bloomberg]

“The old masters are too important to be left to these experts and snobs and auction houses,” Jonathan Jones writes. “We need to be able to converse with great artists as we can with Shakespeare.” [Guardian] Morning Links: Admissions, Awards and Affordable Art Edition