Morning Links: David Cerny Edition

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Uh oh, it turns out that “art fairs like London’s Frieze are a symbol of society’s grotesque inequalities.” [The Guardian]

The Smithsonian Institute followed by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art attracted the biggest donations of the country’s cultural institutions in 2011-2012. [LA Times]

French parliament votes to reduce the import tax on art from 7 to 5.5 percent, just in time for FIAC, the modern and contemporary art fair opening tomorrow with a VIP preview at the Grand Palais. [The Art Newspaper]

“Cleveland Museum of Art Director David Franklin resigns for personal reasons, effective immediately.” [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

“Premier poster collections that were forfeited when the Nazis came to power in Germany and Austria are gradually going on the block after being returned to the owners’ families.” [NYT]

Dave Kehr appointed adjunct film curator at MoMA. [Artforum]

Ai Weiwei is conspicuously absent from Chinese contemporary art survey at Shanghai’s Power Station of Art. [Bloomberg]

Here’s a profile of the artist Jeff Elrod. [WSJ]

“Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is just $23 million away from taking over the entire historic Berwind Mansion at 828 Fifth Ave., sources exclusively tell Page Six.” [Page Six]

Czech artist gives Prague the finger. [NYT] Morning Links: David Cerny Edition