Morning Links: The Goldfinch Edition – ARTnews

Carel Fabritius, The Goldfinch, 1654.


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Public Space

Julia Jacobs: “Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, pioneering transgender activists who were at the vanguard of the gay rights movement, will be immortalized in a monument that may be placed down the street from the Stonewall Inn” in Manhattan. [The New York Times]

Leonardo Drew spoke with Hilarie M. Sheets about his soon-to-open show in Madison Square Park in New York. [The New York Times]

Here’s Andy Battaglia on a recent Land art symposium at the Frick Collection in New York. [ARTnews]

The Talent

Sharis Alexandrian, a seven-year veteran of White Cube, is joining Lévy Gorvy as a senior director. She’ll be based in London. [ARTnews]

Michael Kolleth has been named director of the Temple Theatre Foundation and Saginaw Art Museum in Michigan. [M Live]


Edvard Pettersson: “Two luxury New York City condominiums that fugitive Malaysian financier Jho Low”—a major player in the highflying art market for a stretch—”is accused of buying with money stolen from a state investment fund are to be sold as part of U.S. forfeiture lawsuits targeting the properties.” [Bloomberg]

The Critics

Sebastian Smee considers Glenstone, the grand private museum opened by Mitchell and Emily Rales in Potomac, Maryland: “It’s hard not to be impressed. But it’s also true that the whole thing can begin to feel a bit Willy Wonka-ish.” [The Washington Post]

Sarah Nicole Prickett on Janet Malcolm. [Bookforum]


The trailer is out for the film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s novel The Goldfinch (2013), which takes its name from Carel Fabritius’s painting in the collection of the Mauritshuis in the Hague in the Netherlands. [IndieWire]


Donna De Salvo, Dominique Lévy, and Charlotte Burns talked Andy Warhol. [In Other Words]

It’s not just noted collector Leonardo DiCaprio who enjoys CitiBike. The bike-sharing service in New York now has 150,000 annual members. [Bicycling]

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