Morning Links: Art Basel Miami Beach Catalogue Edition

The catalogues. (Courtesy Art Basel Miami Beach)

Sarah Thornton shares the 10 reasons not to write about the art market. Number five: “Oligarchs and dictators are not cool.” [TAR]

This year’s Art Basel Miami Beach catalogue comes in three sporty colors. [@ABMB]

In case you missed it, Sunday Styles got all up inside Jeffrey Deitch’s head: “I suppose it’s characteristic of the movie industry that people are in and out,” Mr. Deitch said. “In New York I was always really appreciated for my contribution, but you would think that all I’ve done here is court Hollywood and do celebrity art.” [NYT]

Critic Adrian Searle interviews Thomas Schütte on camera. [The Guardian]

Thaddaeus Ropac thinks the French government may be all talk: “High taxation has scared people,” says Ropac, wearing a dark suit and open-necked white shirt. “If these measures are introduced there will be an exodus of wealth. Then again, governments have been discussing this for the 22 years I’ve been in France.” [Bloomberg]

Knoedler may have relied on alleged fakes to turn a profit. [NYT]

In December, Christie’s will auction off a small selection of National Geographic Society’s collection of 11.5 million photos. The  240 photos are expected to bring in $3 million. [ABC]

LACMA will stage an exhibition of the X, Y and Z portfolios of the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe—39 images of homosexual sadomasochism (X), flower still lifes (Y) and nude portraits of African-American men (Z). [ArtDaily]

If you missed it, Guerilla Girls created a billboard using Michele Bachmann’s image to protest a proposed amendment that would ban same-sex marriage. [Los Angeles Times] Morning Links: Art Basel Miami Beach Catalogue Edition