Morning Links: Alcatraz Edition

the-rock-0“Of course it is an opportunity for Frieze, too, to extend its brand into film and TV, and — thanks to Ms. Monk this year — in music. Mr. Slotover laughed when asked if Frieze was planning to take over the entire cultural world.” [NYT]

“Frieze Masters is less art show than mega-mall, a place that sells luxury goods to the super-rich.” [The Guardian]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art buys a Kentridge from the last Documenta with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. [NYT]

Ai Weiwei plans escape to Alcatraz. [The Art Newspaper]

A profile of artist Michelle Grabner, co-curator of the next Whitney Biennial. [Chicago]

“Jeffrey Deitch sees a new art star in Michael Chow.” [Los Angeles Times]

A new executive director for Friends of the High Line. [NYT]

“’Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2)’” (1912) is one of the most overrated paintings in the history of art.” [Bloomberg]

Morning Links: Alcatraz Edition