Morning Links: ‘Greasy Bear’ Edition

(Courtesy Todd Huffman/Flickr)

(Courtesy Todd Huffman/Flickr)

Museums may not be able to reclaim their works from that recently discovered trove of Nazi-confiscated art because the law that let the Nazis take the art in the first place is still on the books. Many want to overturn the law, though that may not lead to an expeditious resolution. This is a mess, to say the least. [NYT]

German collector Jochen Zeitz, the former chairman of Puma, will open a contemporary art museum in Cape Town, South Africa. [The Art Newspaper]

“‘Every time we see some sort of excess in the marketplace Sotheby’s’ stock moves from about $10 to $50, then ‘collapses.'” [Reuters via Art Market Monitor]

“Oil heir Brandon ‘Greasy Bear’ Davis got into a clash with a fellow partygoer at the lavish opening for the Museo Jumex in Mexico City.” [Page Six]

Paul Smith, of the eponymous clothing line, likes to collect art. Giacometti, Hockney, Banksy. Sounds about right. [Bloomberg]

Here are some photos of “the end of 5Pointz.” [NYT]

On David Hockney and his love for the iPad. [Wired]

Eungie Joo will curate the 2015 Sharjah Biennial. [e-flux]

Karl Wirsum at Derek Eller on Contemporary Art Daily, which just celebrated its five-year anniversary. [CAD]

A studio visit with the excellent Jamian Juliano-Villani. [Sex Life]

The video for Kanye West’s “Bound 2” video: people are talking about it.


Morning Links: ‘Greasy Bear’ Edition