Morning Links: Weeping Eyes Edition

(Courtesy whatculture.com)

(Courtesy whatculture.com)

Christie’s Loic Gouzer will start his own contemporary auction designed to compete, even scheduling-wise, with Phillips. [NYT]

Delaware art museum will sell parts of collection to pay debts. [NYT]

Astoria to get its own arts district. [NYDN]

“Godofredo Rodríguez Pacheco is concerned about art education in Chile. And he is also concerned about politics. So he has a proposal: why not open a school of art—with a black swastika as its logo—named after the former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet?” [The Art Newspaper]

A profile of Howard Hodgkin. [The Guardian]

“Cornelius Gurlitt, the octogenarian hoarder of art plundered by the Nazis, will return the paintings to their original Jewish owners or those owners’ descendants.” [NYT]

Documenta director steps down “with weeping eyes.” [The Art Newspaper] 

“Loeb Files Suit Against Sotheby’s, Seeking to Eliminate Its Poison Pill.” [DealBook]

Jason File is the 2014 winner of the Zabludowicz Collection’s Future Map Prize. [Artforum] 

 

 

 

Morning Links: Weeping Eyes Edition