Morning Links: Samuel Beckett Edition

500-year-old sculpture raided by Nazis returns to rightful heirs. [Bloomberg]

Paul Signac painting threatened by spitballs at the d’Orsay. [The Art Newspaper]

Here’s a preview of the Brooke Astor collection, coming soon to Sotheby’s. [NYT]

The Michener Art Museum in Bucks County is drawing record crowds with its exhibition “Treasures from the Uffizi,” which presents Renaissance and Baroque paintings by Titian, Tintoretto and Botticelli. [ArtDaily]

The Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science will be selling Picasso’s “Seated Woman with Red Hat.” because it’s too difficult and expensive to secure such a valuable work of art—it hadn’t been identified as a work by Picasso when it was first gifted to the museum in the 1960s. [ArtDaily]

Look at this photo of Beckett at a cafe in Paris. It’s John Minihan’s favorite. [Guardian]

Morning Links: Samuel Beckett Edition