Wednesday Links: News Is For Monkey Kings
From Alex Bag & Patterson Beckwith's "Unicorns & Rainbows"
- “Long may the monkey king ride the seas of commerce on his dolphin, and long may Gagosian attend him.” Jonathan Jones on why Jeff Koons is a better artist than Damien Hirst. [The Guardian]
- There is at least one performance artist in the world who is bankrolling it, and now she has bought a $2.65 million apartment in SoHo. Dayum, Marina. [Curbed NY]
- Postmasters has moved across the street from Kansas in Tribeca. They’ve got a 4500 square foot space. [Postmasters]
- The saga that never ends: Eugenia and Nicholas Taubman are suing the Knoedler Gallery, Michael Hammer, Ann Freedman, Glafira Rosales and Jose Carlos Bergantinos Diaz alleging they were sold a fake Clyfford Still for $4.3 million. This is one suit of many that have been lodged recently against Knoedler. [Justia Court Dockets and Filings. Via: Baer Faxt]
- Alex Bag and Patterson Beckwith have released a series of clips from their late-night mid-nineties public access show “Unicorns & Rainbows.” There’s not exactly one stand-out here, but if you like the grunge over cute baby animals, then this is your program. [Sex Magazine] Also, Petland’s sign hasn’t changed in 20 years.
- Sotheby’s held its Impressionist and Modern Art sale last night and Paul Cezanne took home the top-selling lot with his 1889 still-life Les Pommes. Those are some $37 million dollar apples. Also to note: LL Cool J was there. [Artnet Tumblr]
- Stranger danger! If left unattended, your house painter just might steal your Picasso. [The Wall Street Journal]