Morning Links: Leonardo Edition

A French soccer star curated a show about the representation of “the savage” in Western art. [Bloomberg]

People are drilling into a fresco by Giorgio Vasari in order to see if there is a Leonardo da Vinci fresco behind it. Poor Vasari. [NYT]

An associate curator of the Berlin Biennale and a member of political art group Voina is arrested, then escapes from a Russian prison. [Free Voina]

“The Turner prize’s spurning of George Shaw shows the art world is shallow,” says Jonathan Jones. [The Guardian]

Jorge M. Pérez’s name-changing gift to the Miami Art Museum isn’t welcomed by everyone. [NYT]

What kind of art did the Nazis like to collect? A new exhibition aims to show you. “It is rather just a clumsy arrangement of petit bourgeois art.” [The Art Newspaper]

Art historian Jack Flam, the president of the Dedalus Foundation writes about catalogues raisonnés in The Wall Street Journal. [WSJ]

The Getty has purchased a 1515 lime wood sculpture of St. John the Baptist by the Master of the Harburger Altar. [ArtDaily]

Mark Hudson also throws up his arms about the Turner Prize jury’s pick, describing the selection of Martin Boyce as “a conscious slap in the face to popular taste.” [Telegraph]

Morning Links: Leonardo Edition