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“Cities across the US are neglecting to enforce a law that requires property developers to help fund public art.” [The Art Newspaper]

“Dartmouth’s Hood Museum gets a $10 million expansion gift.” [New Hampshire Union Leader]

After a handbag specialist at Heritage Auctions left for Christie’s International, Heritage filed a lawsuit against Christie’s saying that the purse expert violated his contract and stole Heritage secrets. [NYT]

“Museum power squabble boarders on surreal.” [NYT]

Design critic Alice Rawsthorn has been awarded the Order of the British Empire. [Design Week]

“Dealers unite for events to pull in crowds.” [Financial Times]

Breaking down Art Basel, a billion dollar amusement park for the world’s wealthiest collectors. [Bloomberg]

Gavin Stamp on the Glasgow School of Art fire. [London Review of Books]

“Is the Rauschenberg Estate Worth $1.7bn or $548m? Depends on Whether You Look at Each Work or Not.” [Art Market Monitor]

A 203-foot long photograph in the London Underground’s Gloucester Road station offers an eerie commentary about modern surveillance. [The Guardian]

“How I became a convert to the cult of Marina Abramović.” [The Guardian]

Morning Links: Overpriced Purses Edition