Morning Links: Human Zoo Edition

zoo“Controversial human zoo to be recreated as art project in Oslo.” [The Art Newspaper]

Germany has restituted a painting taken during World War I—”a period whose art losses remain little known.” [The Art Newspaper] 

At the Milwaukee Art Museum, “staff wanted more gallery space, even if it meant ruining Jim Shields design for the new addition.” [Urban Milwaukee] 

“The Third Point hedge fund founder, locked in a battle with auction house Sotheby’s for control of its board, listed his MOCA board position in a regulatory filing Monday as part of an effort to defuse criticism that he didn’t have enough art world cred to help run the company. But Loeb’s critics argue the MOCA gig isn’t something to brag about. In his three-plus years on the board, the museum experienced a sharp drop-off in fundraising and had to cut its budget.” [NYP]

Here’s the BP portrait award shortlist. [The Guardian]

“Discoveries tied to the restoration of “Paris Street; Rainy Day” at the Art Institute of Chicago may lead to the relabeling of Gustave Caillebotte as an Impressionist.” [WSJ]

“Paul Rosenberg’s granddaughter is opening an art gallery on the Upper East Side” [DNA Info via Art Market Monitor]

Artist Alan Davies has died. [NYT]


Morning Links: Human Zoo Edition