Morning Links: Rembrandt Self-Portrait Edition

Rembrandt’s circa 1665 “Portrait of the Artist.” (Courtesy American Federation of Arts)

Contemporary Art Daily is really outdoing itself with images from Documenta. [CAD]

Thomas Kinkade’s girlfriend and wife are battling over his will in court. His girlfriend, Amy Pinto-Walsh, has submitted handwritten notes in which he says that he wanted to give her a mansion and $10 million to start a museum for his art. [Associated Press]

Laura McLean Ferris files a great review of the Hayward Gallery’s show of invisible art: “This exhibition is a refresher course in art well worth taking – with the taste of a palate-cleansing sorbet.” [Independent via @artnet]

Here’s Scott Reyburn with some fresh, on-the-ground Basel sales. [BloombergBusinessweek]

“Basel Fair Salutes the Rising Influence of Middle East Art Scene.” [NYT]

The Met and Tony Kushner honor Maurice Sendak. [WNYC]

That stunning Rembrandt self-portrait that was on loan to the Met from London’s Kenwood House until last month is in Houston now. Willard Spiegelman makes the argument that today’s art market is not so different from the Gilded Age’s. [WSJ]

Mark Lawson profiles Rachel Whiteread. [The Guardian]

Gavin Brown is offering a set of 11 Sturtevant sex dolls at Art Basel. [In the Frame (scroll down)]

Applications now being accepted for Art Basel Hong Kong in May 2013. [The Miami Herald]

Here’s a video of the Andreas Gursky exhibition at Gagosian Gallery Hong Kong. [Gagosian Channel]

  Morning Links: Rembrandt Self-Portrait Edition