Morning Links: Sicilian Edition


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A portrait by Angelika Kauffmann, commissioned by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, which went missing during World War II, has been returned to the heirs of the owner. [Bloomberg]

Mario Cuomo finally has an official portrait in Albany’s Hall of Governors, after allowing painter Simmie Knox to make one from an old photograph. He had previously deemed the portraits pretentious. [Page 6]

In case you missed it: Sicily protests a new show set to travel to the Getty Villa in Malibu, Calif., and the Cleveland Museum of Art. [NYT]

David Hockney’s fake diploma may fetch  £20,000 at auction. [The Daily Mail]

“Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Russia to return art and antiquities looted from eastern Germany in World War II by Josef Stalin’s Soviet Trophy Commission and said she’s optimistic a solution can be found.” [Bloomberg]

Bloomberg Philanthropies pledged $15 million to five museums for upgraded audio guide technology, such as the app that accompanies the James Turrell guide at the Guggenheim. [WSJ]

Morning Links: Sicilian Edition