Morning Links: Money Edition

downloadJasper Johns testified in federal court yesterday, in a case that involves the alleged unauthorized reproduction of one of his sculptures. [NYT]

The Wall Street Journal declares hedge fund managers the “New Masters of the Art Universe.” [WSJ]

The Getty Research Institute acquires the first three decades of The Kitchen’s archives. [NYT]

“Gallery turns into lunch dance party on Wednesdays.” (Featuring David Scanavino’s new work at the Pulitzer!) [Fox 2 Now St. Louis]

Kiev Biennial confirms second edition. [The Art Newspaper]

“Works by artists Anselm Kiefer, Cai Guo-Qiang and Marc Quinn led a HK$34.69 million ($4.5 million) auction by Sotheby’s Hong Kong yesterday.” [Bloomberg]

“A brand new way of selling art was introduced in Paris last month by the suitably titled ‘Espace Improbable.’ Launched with much fanfare over the New Year holiday the gallery’s novel scheme guaranteed to write you a cheque [sic] for €100 should you buy any painting by the artist Bertrand Bellon.” They cost more than that, though. That’s how they get ya! [The Art Newspaper]

Here’s a profile of Martin Creed: “I would not disagree with me not being an artist, because I don’t know what art is,” Mr. Creed said. “I’m just making a painting or a sculpture or whatever it may be. I’m not making art, because art would seem to me to be in the eye of the beholder.” [NYT]

Morning Links: Money Edition