Morning Links: Philip Guston Edition

'Green Rug' (1976) by Guston. (Courtesy MoMA)
‘Green Rug’ (1976) by Guston. (Courtesy MoMA)

Single-artist booths at art fairs tend to look great, “but is the risk paying off?” [The Art Newspaper]

Art Basel opens in a “Time of Turbulence for Dealers.” Said Pace Gallery’s president, Marc Glimcher: “The benefit of 20 small galleries that have stayed authentic is death by a thousand cuts to the big megagalleries.” [NYT]

Damien Hirst is still at work on that spot painting with one million spots, and his spot-painting catalogue raisonné is almost done. [NYT]

Hank Willis Thomas and Sarah Lookofsky discuss branding. [Dis]

Joe Bradley is an early riser, likes Jeff Koons’s show at Gagosian, and wishes he owned Philip Guston’s 1976 painting Green Rug. [Blouin Artinfo]

Abstract art is in, says The Art Newspaper. [TAN via @gregorg]

SFMOMA puts eight massive Mark di Suvero sculptures on display. [WSJ]

A $12 million Calder mobile was one of the early sales at Basel. [Bloomberg]

Marisa Merz at the Venice Biennale. [CAD] Morning Links: Philip Guston Edition