Morning Links: Tumultuous Edition

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The Brooklyn-based artist KAWS has designed the new MTV Music Video Awards “Moonman” statue (the show this year will be held at the Barclays Center). [NYT]

John B. Hightower, who oversaw MoMA during a tumultuous period from 1970 to 1971, died at the age of 80. [The Virginian-Pilot]

Russian collectors dominate the Old Masters Sales in London. [The Daily Telegraph]

Based on this round-up of Jay-Z Tweets, it appears that he does not yet own a Picasso. [Vanity Fair]

Destroying art in England isn’t just a recent craze: a fall show at Tate Britain will focus on the nation’s long, time-honored tradition of vandalizing artwork. [The Guardian]

Adrián Villar Rojas talks to Kathy Noble. [Frieze] Morning Links: Tumultuous Edition