Morning Links: $36 M. Cup Edition

$36 million cup
Collector Liu Yiqian drinking from the cup he bought for $36.3 million. (Courtesy of Sotheby’s via The Wall Street Journal)

Bob Morris takes a look at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, “one of the metropolitan area’s biggest cultural secrets.” [NYT]

Otto Piene, 1928–2014 [NYT]

Chinese collector pays $36 million for a porcelain cup at Sotheby’s, proceeds to drink from it. [WSJ]

How auction houses are trying to make purchasing pre-20th century art stylish again. [NYT]

US museums team up with Syrian curators to protect the country’s art in the midst of civil war.  [The Art Newspaper]

A review of Marina Abramović’s current show at Serpentine Gallery in London contains this photo caption: “Abramović takes visitors to stand in front of the walls and think about the present.” [The Guardian]

Jeff Koons and muse Lady Gaga led a group chat at The Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana, after a wardrobe malfunction by the singer. [Daily Mail]

Girl with a Pearl Earring joins the list of works “deemed too fragile or too precious to be loaned.” It will remain at The Hague indefinitely. [The Guardian]

Morning Links: $36 M. Cup Edition