Morning Links: Clock Curator Edition

A clock from the collection of the Met. (Courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art)

A clock from the collection of the Met. (Courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art)

The gift shop at the new Aspen Art Museum is appropriately ritzy, stuffed with pricey silver and gemstone rings by Karl Fritsch. [The Art Newspaper]

A profile of Clare Vincent, a clock curator at the Met for 40 years. [WSJ]

A project led by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets focuses on artists who grew up with the World Wide Web. [NYT]

“Young Syrian artists respond to conflict.” [The Art Newspaper]

In Maine, an exhibition on Shaker art and objects. [WSJ]

Spain’s National Heritage office seems to be angling for the Prado to return those masterworks— including Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights—it lent them during the Spanish Civil War. [The Art Newspaper]

Here is a Jed Perl essay in The New Republic that is titled “Liberals Are Killing Art.” [The New Republic]

Meet Cui Ruzhuo, the brash Chinese painter who compares himself to Dali and Picasso and sort of shrugs when an auction house throws a $4 million work of his in the trash. [WSJ]

The Met has made once-beloved but now-forgotten couturier Charles James famous again. [NYT]

Morning Links: Clock Curator Edition