Morning Links: Posthumous Edition | ARTnews

Weston1923“A collection of 548 photographs taken by Edward Weston and printed
posthumously by his son Cole Weston — the only person Weston
authorized to print from his negatives — will be auctioned by
Sotheby’s in New York on Sept. 30. The house is estimating that the
prints, which are being sold in a single lot, may bring as much as $3
million.” [The New York Times]

Peter Cooper’s 150-year-old charter enters the battle over whether or
not to charge admission at his Cooper Union school, known for its arts
program. “School officials say the intent is clear, even if the
language is flowery: Mr. Cooper wanted night courses to be free, not
necessarily all courses.”[The Wall Street Journal]

Martin Filler acknowledges an error in a piece in the New York Review of Books that prompted architect Zaha Hadid to file a libel suit. [The New York Times]

“A Million Little Pieces author James Frey is set to turn the artist Elliott Arkin’s series of sculptures depicting famous artists as garden gnomes into a children’s book, due to be published in 2016.” [The Art Newspaper]

“Art advisers and dealers have been building private libraries of
auction and exhibition catalogues in a bid to plug gaps in
provenance,” as China tries to beef up research about its antiques to
combat its widespread fakes. [The Art Newspaper]

“Lost Rubens painting rediscovered by Salem professor.” [Statesman Journal via Art Market Monitor]

“Sam Hunter, curator and museum founder, dies at 91.” [The New York Times]

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26 August 2014 | 12:27 pm – Source: artnews.com

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