Morning Links: Telephone Edition

Telephones. (Photo by Airo_/Fickr)

Telephones. (Photo by Airo_/Fickr)

Katya Kazakina profiles the art-collecting vice chairman of Blackstone, James Tomilson Hill. The epic collection of Renaissance and Baroque bronzes that he has assembled with his wife, Janine, is now on view at the Frick. “I am ferociously competitive as a collector, just like I am in my business,” Mr. Hill told the reporter. [Bloomberg]

The New York Post looks at “the overpriced world of bad art.” [NYP]

You can’t pre-order The Lego Movie on Amazon, but you can purchase Everett Raymond Kinstler portraits. [The Associated Press]

The Bower Museum in Santa Ana, Calif., will return 542 stolen artifacts to Thailand. [The Art Newspaper]

The Getty Museum has acquired its first sculpture by Auguste Rodin, a marble of Christ and Mary Magdalene; it went on display Tuesday. [Los Angeles Times]

The “Hammer Museum will get show on designer Thomas Heatherwick hatched by two refugees from MOCA’s 2008 crisis.” [Los Angeles Times]

Kate Abbott: “Banning phones from a gallery may be Marina Ambramović’s best work.” [The Guardian]

Kate Sutton in Oslo. [Artforum]

John McAllister at James Fuentes. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Morning Links: Telephone Edition