Morning Links: Marfa Edition

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“Why sometimes it’s politic to leave politics at the art-fair door.” [The Art Newspaper]

Paddle 8, “Princess Eugenie’s employer,” starts an all-charity spinoff. [Page Six]

“Over the last decade, Austria has made significant progress in restoring art and property looted by the Nazis during World War II. Now the government’s commitment to that goal is facing a new test, with the filing of a claim on Tuesday for the return of one of the nation’s most celebrated artworks: the ‘Beethoven Frieze,’ by Gustav Klimt.” [NYT]

Collectors Andrew and Christine Hall give millions to MASS MOCA to convert a water cistern into a 10,000-square-foot pavilion to display three Anselm Kiefers on long-term loan. [WSJ]

Marion Maneker, founder of the Art Market Monitor, has a new business venture, to provide due-diligence research on artworks. [NYT]

Here’s a profile of Olivier Widmaier Picasso, who has been viewed by various people as either sullying or honoring his grandfather’s name. [The Guardian]

“Can Marfa Bring Its Magic to Manhattan?” [T: The New York Times Style Magazine]

Skye Sherwin offers up 10 things to see at the Frieze Art Fair this year. [The Guardian]

“Contemporary art is like a cocktail party that’s been going on for ages.” A Q&A with art-market reporter Kelly Crow. [This Is Our City/Christianity Today via Lee Rosenbaum]

“Tortured Naked Men Lure Paris Crowds to d’Orsay Show.” [Bloomberg]

Whoa: Ben Schumacher at Croy Nielsen. [Art Blog Art Blog]

Double whoa: Judith Bernstein at The Box. [Contemporary Art Daily] Morning Links: Marfa Edition