Morning Links: William Holman Hunt Edition

'Isabella and the Pot of Basil' by . (Courtesy Christie's)

‘Isabella and the Pot of Basil’ (1868) by Hunt. (Courtesy Christie’s)

The William Holman Hunt painting that the Delaware Art Museum deaccessioned to help right its finances made a not-too-hot $4.25 million against an $8.4 million–$13.4 million estimate at Christie’s London. More sales are said to be on the way. [The News Journal]

Here’s a profile of a gentleman who provides free consultation services for the Instagram accounts of cultural institutions. [NYT]

A 1980s Warhol self-portrait sold for $30 million at Skarstedt Gallery’s booth at Art Basel. [NYT]

An “Art Basel sales report.” [Art Market Monitor]

Matthew Barney’s six-hour film River of Fundament makes an appearance at Basel. [The Art Newspaper]

“2 art dealers sue seller who they say lost their $3M Degas sculpture.” [NYDN]

In early 2015, Lisson Gallery will open a new 8,500-square-foot space under the High Line in Chelsea. Its lease is for 15 years. [The Art Newspaper]

“Authentication by numbers: Gerhard Richter systematically numbers his works, making forgeries easy to detect. So why don’t all artists follow his example?” [The Art Newspaper]

“I collect statements,” Haim Steinbach said. “And some of them I make into art objects.” Linda Yablonsky does Zurich Art Weekend. [Artforum]

David Diao at Marta Cervera in Madrid. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Morning Links: William Holman Hunt Edition