Morning Links: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist Edition

Suspects in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist.  COURTESY CBS

Suspects in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist.COURTESY WBZ-TV 

Ads for menswear designer Patrik Ervell’s S/S 2015 collection will show previously unseen photographs by the late photographer Peter Hujar instead of clothing. [T Magazine]

The 90-piece art collection of the late former chairman of Goldman Sachs, John Whitehead, will be the main feature at Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art sale in New York this May. Including rare works by Monet, Van Gogh, Modigliani, and Pierre Bonnard, the entire collection is estimated around $40 million. [CNBC]

Dutch artist Rob van Koningsbruggen has been banned from the Stedelijk Museum for life after persistently (since 2012) threatening to urinate on works by Marlene Dumas and Luc Tuymans, among others. [Hyperallergic]

Today is the 25th anniversary of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist, during which two men dressed as police officers escaped with 13 paintings. The museum plans to hold virtual tours and lectures so visitors can still experience the stolen works. FYI: There’s still a $5 million reward for information leading to the paintings’ recovery. [WHDH]

Google has teamed up with the Mural Arts Program in an effort to digitally preserve street art. As part of the larger Google Art Project, the digital collection offers upwards of 10,000 images, 160 new exhibits and “GIF-iti” art from more than 30 countries. [Philadelphia Business Journal]

To celebrate the 12th edition of the Sharjah Biennial and 9th edition of Art Dubai happening now, here are few Persian Gulf-based emerging artists to get to know. [Dazed Digital]

Prado curator and Old Master scholar Gabriele Finaldi has been appointed the new director of the National Gallery. He will begin his new position on August 17, replacing Nicholas Penny. [The Art Newspaper]

Photos of David Musgrave’s show at Marc Foxx Gallery in L.A. [Contemporary Art Daily]



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