Gormley’s Turing Memorial Heads to King’s College—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines INSIDE JOB? Officials in New York have obtained an arrest warrant for antiquities collector Georges Lotfi on charges of possession of stolen property, the New York Times reports. They have seized two dozen items from Lofti’s … Read more

Ernie Barnes Painting Heads to Bonhams—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines READY YOUR PADDLES! Back in May, Ernie Barnes‘s exhilarating The Sugar Shack (1976) painting soared past its $150,000 low estimate at Christie’s to finish at $15.3 million with fees. His estate signed on to work with … Read more

$2 M. Batman Cover Heads to Auction—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines CHA-CHING! On Monday night in New York, Sotheby’s sold 30 lots from the fabled collection of New York real estate developers Harry and Linda Macklowe for $246.1 million, Angelica Villa reports in ARTnews. Added to the … Read more

Iconic H. R. Giger Work Heads to Sale at New York’s Independent Fair – ARTnews.com

At this year’s Independent Fair in New York, there are the requisite “rediscoveries,” like Birgit Jürgenssen, straight from the Venice Biennale to Galerie Hubert Winter’s booth, and the semi-unexpected oddities, like Renate Druks’s perplexing paintings of cats, now on view in a showcase courtesy of the Ranch. But nothing makes an impression in quite the … Read more

Lawsuit Over Maurizio Cattelan’s Use of Wax Effigies Heads to Court – ARTnews.com

Maurizio Cattelan’s sculptures have made headlines worldwide for their controversial subjects and their attention-grabbing gestures. Now, they have become the subject of scrutiny in France for a new reason: their authorship, which is at the heart of a lawsuit that is headed to a Paris court next week. In that suit, the French sculptor Daniel … Read more

Thought Lost, Judy Garland’s Iconic “Wizard of Oz” Dress Heads to Auction

A “Dorothy Dress,” one of only two complete versions of the costume, up for auction at Bonhams (image courtesy Bonhams) Memorabilia from the beloved book series-turned-iconic film The Wizard of Oz has extreme cachet — first editions have fetched tens of thousands of dollars and a pair of ruby ​​slippers is valued between $2 and … Read more

$30 M. Diamond Heads to Christie’s, M+ Chair Named—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines AS THE WAR IN UKRAINE ENTERS ITS SECOND MONTH, more than 20 French museums sent material—like crates and fire extinguishers—to institutions in the country to aid them in protecting their collections, the Art Newspaper reports. Bloomberg … Read more

Damien Hirst Demon Heads to London—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines BUDI TEK, THE TRAILBLAZING MUSEUM FUNDER and contemporary art collector, died on March 18 in Hong Kong of pancreatic cancer, ARTnews Editor-in-chief Sarah Douglas reports. He was 65. Tek, who was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, to … Read more

What Are Messerschmidt’s Bizarre 18th-century Sculpted Heads Trying To Tell Us?

On August 23, 1783, the Wiener Zeitung reported the death of sculptor Franz Xaver Messerschmidt. In a sympathetic obituary, the Vienna newspaper reminded readers “of the artist’s successful activity in Vienna,” noting that he was “famous for his extraordinary skill as an artist and for several outstanding works of art.” After serving as a sculptor … Read more