Morning Links: Klimt Edition

Ronald Lauder, one of the world's many admirers of Klimt. (Courtesy Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Why is Klimt so popular? Sex and gold. [BBC]

Related: why is the Klimt cake so delicious? Chocolate and gold. [GalleristNY]

James Cameron is probably going to have to pay a fee for using Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon in his 3-D Titanic reissue. Such is the thorny nature of copyright law. [NYT]

Charlie Finch remembers the recently deceased Jackie McAllister, “who guided American Fine Arts through the illness and death of Colin DeLand and established the Landau Center as the place to see the very finest of contemporary art.” [Artnet]

Jack McAllister remembers Colin de Land, 1955–2003. [Zing Magazine]

The lost art of sports cartooning. [NYT]

Here’s a nice preview of Picasso’s Vollard Suite, which will go on view in the British Museum next week. [Guardian]

The National Gallery makes a case for Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione as a major artist. [WSJ]

Greg Allen on an early collaboration between Gerhard Richter and Blinky Palermo. (Not to give the whole thing away, but Mr. Richter’s first wife sewed some of the latter’s early clothing paintings!) []

The next ‘Artoon’ is up, and this time it riffs on Michelangelo’s David and new demands of patrons. [Guardian]

Landmarks commission approves the renovation of the Chelsea Hotel. [Curbed]

The chairman of the media company that owns the Independent and Evening Standard newspapers in England has written a catalogue essay. [The Art Newspaper] Morning Links: Klimt Edition