Morning Links: ‘Topless Protest’ Edition

Statue of Christopher Columbus at Columbus Circle. (Courtesy Public Art Fund)

Italian Americans are outraged over the Public Art Fund’s plans to build an art installation by Tatzu Nishi around the statue of Christopher Columbus at Columbus Circle. [New York Post]

Women in Venezuela stage “topless protest” calling for return of Matisse painting reportedly recovered by the FBI in Miami. [The Guardian]

Amanda Hopkinson remembers photographer Martine Franck, one of only a handful of women to be part of the Magnum agency. Writes Ms. Hopkinson: “Her first solo exhibition was planned for the ICA in London [in 1970]; when she saw that the invitations were embossed with the information that her husband [Henri Cartier-Bresson] would be present at the launch, she cancelled the show.” [The Guardian]

Susan Stamberg takes a close look at Edward Hopper’s 1952 painting Morning Sun, which is in the collection of the Columbus Museum of Art. [NPR]

Guernica, the town, is doing just fine. [The Guardian]

Henry Wyndham, chairman of Sotheby’s Europe, was shot in the face with a shotgun over the weekend. []

A successful plastic surgeon who also makes “meticulous drawings.” [WSJ]

Read Robert Hughes’s 2004 address to London’s Royal Academy. [The Art Newspaper]

Along with his inaugural show at Paul Kasmin Gallery, Saint Clair Cemin will make his public art debut in early September with sculptures along the Broadway mall. [ArtDaily] Morning Links: ‘Topless Protest’ Edition