Man Claims Graceland Foreclosure Scam, Legendary Wu-Tang Clan Album to be Displayed, Flooding Threatens Brazilian Museums, and More: Morning Links for May 29, 2024
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by Tessa Solomon
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To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. THE HEADLINES GRACELAND SCAM. A man has claimed he used identity theft to threaten foreclosure on Elvis Presley’s former home and museum, Graceland, in an attempt to steal millions. The self-described identity thief wrote a confession to The New York Times full of descriptive commentary, claiming he was a leader in a dark web network of “worms” that use personal information to scam people. “We figure out how to steal,” he wrote. “That’s what we do.” The NY ..read more
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Tokyo Gendai Art Fair Reveals Programming For Second Edition in July
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by Harrison Jacobs
17h ago
With the second edition of Tokyo Gendai set to kick off in just over a month, Japan’s newest art fair has announced its programming, including a series of talks, curated exhibitions, commissions, and satellite events. The fair is set to run July 5 to July 7, with a VIP preview day on July 4, at the Pacifico Yokohama. The fair has 72 galleries participating; blue-chip galleries will include Almine Rech, BLUM, Perrotin, Sadie Coles HQ, and—for the first time—Pace Gallery. Just over 50 percent of the exhibitor list is composed of galleries with a space in the country. The fair is operated by Art ..read more
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6,800-Year-Old Skeleton Unearthed in Germany, Offering New Insight into Neolithic Age
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by Tessa Solomon
17h ago
6,800-year-old skeletal remains have been unearthed in Germany, nearly millennia older than the region’s oldest known mummy, offering new insight into Neolithic life. Archaeologists believe the skeleton belonged to an aged leader—something like an ancient mayor—a community that dated as far back as 4800 BCE, according to a statement from Florian Eibl, the district archaeologist leading the excavation. The discovery has caused local archaeologists to rethink theories on when people settled and began cultivating the region—until now the so-called “Ötzi the Iceman,” who died in modern-day Ba ..read more
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FBI Investigating Hundreds of Missing and Stolen Items from British Museum: Report
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by Karen K. Ho
22h ago
The FBI is investigating the sale of hundreds of items purchased on eBay suspected to be stolen and missing artifacts from the British Museum, according to a new report published by BBC News. The law enforcement agency assisted the Metropolitan Police with the recent return of 268 items from a collector in Washington, DC. The FBI also contacted a buyer in New Orleans by requesting information via email about two items purchased on eBay. The email from the FBI agent said they were assisting the Metropolitan Police in its investigation over the British Museum’s missing, stolen, and damaged items ..read more
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Mummy Dismembered During Museum Renovations in Mexico
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by Daniel Cassady
22h ago
The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), Mexico’s governing body for archeological studies on the federal level, is up in arms after the mummified corpse of a body that was buried in the early 1800s was dismembered during renovations to a museum in the city of Guanajuato, according to CBS. The INAH places the blame squarely in the hands of Guanajuato’s conservative government, which it says lacks the “knowledge about proper protocols and the lack of training of the personnel in charge of carrying out these tasks.” The mummy was dug up in the 1860s after their families of ..read more
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Art Basel Subtracts a Plus Sign for Its French Fair, Now Titled Art Basel Paris
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by Maximilíano Durón
22h ago
Art Basel’s Paris fair will have several notable changes when it opens its third edition this coming October. The first is the fair’s expected relocation to the Grand Palais, which had closed for renovations ahead of the 2024 Summer Olympics; the first two editions were staged at the Grand Palais Éphémère in the Champ de Mars. That relocation has made it possible for the fair to expand, growing from 154 galleries last year to 194 this year. (The new site means the fair now has the same locations and scale as FIAC, which used to be Paris’s main fair.) But perhaps the biggest news is that the fa ..read more
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Pace Gallery Takes on Jiro Takamatsu, a Giant of Postwar Japanese Art History
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by Maximilíano Durón
22h ago
Pace Gallery will now represent the estate of Jiro Takamatsu, a key figure within postwar Japanese art history. The gallery will feature a painting by the artist in its booth at Art Basel in Switzerland next month and mount a solo show of his work in September at its flagship New York space. As part of the representation deal, Pace Gallery will work with Takamatsu’s current dealers, Yumiko Chiba Associates in Tokyo and Stephen Friedman Gallery in London and New York. Takamatsu, who was born in 1936 and died in 1998, was known for an expansive practice that ranged from painting and sculpture to ..read more
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Ahead of Her Turbine Hall Commission, Mire Lee Joins Sprüth Magers
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by Maximilíano Durón
22h ago
Sprüth Magers, a gallery with locations in Berlin, London, Los Angeles, and New York, now represents Mire Lee, the artist tapped to do this fall’s Turbine Hall commission for Tate Modern. Lee will continue to be represented by Tina Kim Gallery in New York and Antenna Space in Shanghai. She is currently featured in Sprüth Magers’s group exhibition “territory,” which opened during Berlin Gallery Weekend. Based between Berlin and Seoul, where she was born, Lee has recently established herself as one of her generation’s most closely watched sculptors, making uncanny installations about the body an ..read more
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Hacker Outfit RansomHub Claims Credit for Christie’s Auction Week ‘Technology Security Issue’
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by Daniel Cassady
2d ago
RansomHub, a group of cyber-extortionists who hacked the UnitedHealth subsidiary Change Healthcare in February, has claimed responsibility for hacking Christie’s website earlier this month on the eve of the season’s marquee auction sales in New York. As a result of the attack, the auction house shut down its web site for ten days, including the entirety of the critical sales week. According to sources on Twitter, including @DarkWebInformer and a threat analyst for the New Zealand-based cybersecurity firm Emsisoft, Brett Callow, RansomHub has said it has informatio ..read more
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Beloved New York Gallery David Lewis to Close After 11 Years
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by Tessa Solomon
5d ago
After 11 years, David Lewis Gallery will cease operations, joining the slew of galleries across Manhattan to shutter its doors this year. “I entered the gallery world as a wide-eyed academic, and, after over a decade of professional growth, it feels right to come full circle (Francis Picabia loved composing with circles!),” founder David Lewis wrote in an email blast, referencing the gallery’s current group exhibition “Everyone Loves Picabia” (on view through July 19). He continued, “I’m bringing to a close this iteration of my gallery with a celebration of artists, creative communities, and i ..read more
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